M.I.L.L.I.O.N. – sane and insanity
One for lovers of harder edged almost 'metal-lite' melodic rock this is a bit of a mixture, but not an unpleasant one at all. Opening track 'Cry to Heaven' is modern edged solid gold melodic rock, but by track two ‘Everyday Hero’ were in thrusting early eighties almost Uriah Heep-like (maybe that’s just the keys) early metal meets melodic rock. By track three we’re safely back on safer default melodic rock setting.
‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ and ‘I raise my Glass’ are up there with some of the best European melodic rock you will hear. A couple of really strong songs to bring you to the real meat of this fine album.
It’s hard to pick a personal favourite but the title track is a strong contender as is the harder, heavier pairing of ‘Hell’s Gate’ and especially ‘Drama Queens’
‘Fuel to my Heart’ shows a deft change of pace, but this is by and large a well written, beautifully executed driving melodic rock album.
“Test of time’ and ‘Seize the Day; should excite fans of bands like Deep Purple with that unmistakable Hammond driving things forward.
For lovers of driving melodic rock, M.I.L.L.I.O.N. stands shoulder to shoulder with bands like Shakra in this genre. 20 years on with album number 7, M.I.L.L.I.O.N. proves that some bands do get better with time…
By Jo Rockpit