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Walk the Sky: Walk the Sky

It takes balls for an American band to make Eighties-style, arena-sized hard rock these days. That said, the guys in California's Walk The Sky, refugees of Eighties bands like Soldier and Regime, must have balls of steel. This self-released, self-titled debut is packed with giant, catchy hooks that'll have some listeners rejoicing and leave others looking for another CD any CD. But guitarist and band founder Rick Hunter-Martinez makes no apologies for Walk the Sky's sound, which is culled in part from unreleased Soldier and Regime songs material "just too good to forget about," he says in Walk the Sky's press info.

About half of the songs on this album are absolute scorchers, crisply wrapped in heavy riffs, soaring vocals, huge drums and mighty choruses. "Castles in the Sand," "Lay It On the Line," the 9/11 ode "Always Remember," "Make Up Your Mind" and the Touch cover "Don't You Know What Love Is" will take you back to the Eighties and even the late-Seventies with echoes of Dokken and Angel. Other tunes are more generic, but all 11 songs are played with enviable enthusiasm and impressive chops, with mixing by Ken Lee (Queen, U2, Eric Clapton). Love it or leave it, Walk the Sky deserves kudos for sticking to its roots and releasing an album filled with pure melodic hard rock.

Track Listing:
1) Castles in the Sand
2) Lay It On the Line
3) Don't You Know What Love Is
4) Snake Eyes
5) Always Remember
6) Face to Face
7) Make Up Your Mind
8) Touched By you
9) Heart of Stone
10) What You Need
11) Love Comes Down

Added: December 29th 2005
Reviewer: Michael Popke
Related Link: Official Walk the Sky Web Site
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Language: english

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