By SFK, STRIKTLY FOR KONNISSUERS
[Similarities: Def Leppard, Thunder, Dokken]
Their last studio album, "Walk On Water", was an unexpected surprise. Simply classic hard rock. So to hear that once again Mogg and Schenker were working together had me drooling. But there is something just not right here. The songs seem to be missing those big hooks that UFO always had going for them. The guitar playing is incredible as expected and Phil Mogg's lyrics are up to scratch. But the melodies seem to be lacking. That's not to say though that the album doesn't have it's classic moments. They just seem few and far between. Opening track "Love Is Forever" is an example of the better. "Rise Again" on the other hand is a pretty good summation of one of those hookless melodies. Disappointing for the moment, but I'll continue to give this one a spin hoping for some change.