Celine Dion. Michael Bolton. NSYNC. There Iíve written them. Quite probably the first time those names have graced the hallowed pages of "The Metal Observer". Hopefully the last. Martin Briley has played for and composed songs for all of the above and a myriad of top recording artists over the years. So it comes as no surprise that his own solo album ĎíIt Comes In Wavesíí features as much Metal as a tailor's dummy.
Briley is quite a talented chap. He can sing and plays guitar very well and writes nice melodic songs, but Paul Stanley has more Metal in his new hip than whatís going on here. To be honest itís not remotely supposed to be a Metal record but if Briley gets anymore sunny, cheery, laid back and smooth Iíll turn into a Kenny G fan.
(Online January 10, 2007)