Neal Schon, Joey and Johnny Gioeli, these names alone already stand for quality and so "Double Eclipse" also is a milestone of Melodic Metal and is, for me, one of the very best albums this genre ever has spawned.
Already the opening "Life's A Bitch" shows impressively that the gentlemen are able to combine crunchy guitars with brilliant melodies in a quality that make you shake your head in wonder. The following "Dr.Love" is finest melodic steel again, before "Rhythm From A Red Car" raises the tempo a good bit and you get a full broadside of guitars, add to that the excellent voice of Gioeli, what could you hope for more?
A ballad maybe? No problem, we have three in our range, with "Change Of Heart", "Can't Find My Way" and one of the very best ballads that I have ever heard: "In The Hands Of Time". The rest of the album also is very varied, easy-going like "Everything", the surprisingly heavy "Bad Taste" with its driving bass-line or the Melodic-Metallers "Hot Cherie" and "I'll Be There", all among the finest you may get.
Who likes Melodic Metal just HAS to have HARDLINE's "Double Eclipse", otherwise there'd be a big gap in your collection!