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Author Topic: ACCOMPLICE-she's on fire (2007)-johnny gioeli  (Read 3840 times)
lettardsbak
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« on: June 03, 2007, 08:14:05 pm »

Accomplice features the talents of Michael T Ross and Johnny Gioeli of Hardline fame along with guitarist Sean Michael Clegg.
However, Johnny seems no longer associated with the project and will not join them on upcoming live appearances.
This is a very basic American melodic hard rock record. I think the songs are mostly enjoyable, but lack a knockout punch overall.
The biggest issue of all is the production quality. Which is surprising as Derek Sherinian & Simon Phillips are credited as being behind the album's sound.
Basically the sound just doesn't do the band or the songs justice. It is very muddy and suffers from lack of high end clarity. It is very bass heavy and simply is not a crisp and clean sound at all.
The opening track Take Love doesn't have the presence an opening track should have and the grittier and more appealing Party's Over is perhaps a minute or two longer than it could have been.
Cry Again is a good rocker where Gioeli makes his presence felt with a good vocal, but the production is a mess the drum sound particularly bad.
The acoustic retro ballad Everywhere is another well written song, but following that She's On Fire loses the flow with a completely different sonic approach.
City Walls is the next track that appeals to me, featuring a good melodic touch.
Some enjoyable songs here, but nothing that screams must have. And the production really should have been better with the talents of Ross, Gioeli, Phillips and Sherinian all involved.
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2007, 07:38:21 pm »

TERRY ILOUS JOINS ACCOMPLICE:
Terry Ilous of XYZ has joined forces with Accomplice to support the current release She's On Fire and to record lead vocals for the next record.
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