TNT‘Give Me A Sign’ MTM 068172 (2003)
Another great band returns! This is a five track EP features the classic
line-up of vocalist Tony Harnell (last heard singing on the excellent
Westworld album last year), guitar wizard Ronni Le Tekro, bass player Morty
Black and drummer Diesel Dahl.
Four tracks are new and there is demo,
‘Destiny’ from the ‘Tell No Tales’ album. ‘Live Today’ is punchy rocker
featuring some sterling soloing from Ronni Le Trekro. More great guitar
features on ‘Give Me A Sign’, another quality hard rocker. Both Le Tekro and
Harnell are the stars on here, with Harnell in fine vocal scream mode!
‘Satellite’ is the best song on here for me, with a fast pace, plenty of
melody and catchy chorus, similar to Westworld in fact. This has radio
airplay potential (if only the damn radio stations would play decent
‘Hey Love’ slows down the pace a little, entering 70’s rock
styling in the backing and Harnell again shows just what a great voice he
possesses. The demo track, ‘Destiny’ is good as well but obviously lacks
the production of the other tracks contained here.
High quality melodic hard rock - can’t wait for the new album that should
be one of the best of this year if the tracks on this EP are anything to go
by. Crystal clear production as well from produce Tommy Newton (Helloween).
Review by Jason Ritchie
***** Out of this world | **** Pretty
damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly