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Talon - s/t (6,5/10) - USA - 2002

Genre: Melodic Rock
Label: Frontiers Records
Playing time: 47:20
Band homepage: -


  1. Wrecking Ball
  2. Fire In Your Soul
  3. Still You Run
  4. Calling You Tonight
  5. Talon In My Heart
  6. Falling Star
  7. Mother Mary, May I
  8. Holding You Soon
  9. All Is Not Forgiven
  10. Livin' For Your Love
  11. Rock And Roll Runaway
Talon - s/t
TALON sounds a bit heavier than Melodic Rock and songs like "Wrecking Ball" or "Talon In My Heart" further strengthen this impression, appears to be in the more crunchy Metal-drawer, contrary to most that Frontiers Records usually has to offer.

Well, so much for what it appears to be, because what the Americans are presenting us with is Hard Rock. Sounds very much like in the Eighties, which does not have to be a negative sign, does it? Not, it needs not, but it neither has turned out to be a really positive omen.

The songs are quite nicely crafted, but very much on the secure side, without surprises or gripping arrangements or hooks, we had all of that before, everything very catchy (maybe just because of that), you can hum along most of the tracks at first listen and basically always know what is waiting for you around the next corner.

Michael O'Mara has a good voice, the songs are nice to hear and a "Fire In Your Soul" (reminds me a bit of RADAKKA or RIOT ACT to name two a bit newer bands) or "Talon In My Heart" are good ones.

Nice, but too foreseeable and basically nobody really needs it either, unless you really are an absolute genre-fan.

Alexander Melzer

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