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04 Jan 2015 

VEGA - Stereo Messiah [Japanese edition] (2014)

VEGA - Stereo Messiah [Japanese edition] (2014) full

Perhaps the best Album of the Year? Oh yeah, in the Top 5 for sure. "Stereo Messiah" put Melodic Rockers VEGA among the finest acts from the genre nowadays.
This Japanese edition features as bonus an old Vega song - "One Of A Kind" - completely re-worked with a lead piano and a ton of vocal harmony layers. It's labeled as demo quality (done as tribute for a lost friend), but sounds wonderful to me.

The band came out swinging, going for the fences, with another platter full of arena ready Melodic Rock. This album may be the messiah to save your stereo from the shit of modern rock music.
Everything about this album is huge.
The arrangements are large, with guitars and synths abounding in melody, the rhythm section steady and heart pounding, and the vocal arrangements lush and emotional. (Nick Workman has one of the best voices in Rock today).

In "Stereo Messiah" all is wrapped up in groove, smooth and toe-tapping, and includes some of the finest, catchiest hooks - in lyrics and arrangement - you'll find anywhere.
Largely, from start to finish, every song is simply terrific. Ear candy, plain and simple. 
Are harmony vocals your thing? Then latch onto "The Wild, The Weird, The Wonderful", "Neon Heart", or the amazing "Ballad of the Broken Hearted".
Dig guitar solos? Find them in every song, but notable in title track "Stereo Messiah", "All Or Nothing" or the aforementioned "Neon Heart".
Need a big glossy ballad? Here's "Tears Never Dry".

I could go on, but you know the drill for what makes AOR / Melodic Rock shine great. Even better, there's no filler here.
Even the more 'average' song "10X Bigger Than Love", written by Def Leppard's Joe Elliot (who duets with lead singer Nick Workman), with it's weird sitar notes, can't diminish the strength of this album.
Everything about Vega's "Stereo Messiah" is impressive, powerful, and immediately entertaining &amp; joyful.
If you dig classic Melodic Rock / AOR delivered with an updated sound, VEGA's "Stereo Messiah" is pretty fandamntastic.
ESSENTIAL.


KING RECORDS ~ KICP-1709

01 - Stereo Messiah
02 - All Or Nothing
03 - Wherever We Are
04 - Ballad Of The Broken Hearted
05 - Gonna Need Some Love Tonight
06 - The Fall
07 - Neon Heart
08 - With Both Hands
09 - 10 X Bigger Than Love
10 - My Anarchy
11 - The Wild, The Weird, The Wonderful
12 - Tears Never Dry
13 - One Of A Kind (Japanese bonus track)

Nick Workman - Vocals
Tom Martin - Guitars
Daniel Chantrey - Drums
James Martin - Keyboards
Marcus Thurston - Guitars
Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) - guest Vocals
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24 Oct 2014 

VEGA - What The Hell! [Frontiers reissue +1] (2014)

VEGA - What The Hell! [Frontiers reissue +1] (2014) full

Together with the awesome Melodic Rock heaven of the new VEGA album, Frontiers Records has reissued the band's acclaimed previous album "WHAT THE HELL!" released originally only in Finland and the UK in 2012. 
This new version includes one previously unreleased original bonus track; the AOR, keyboard driven "Skin Deep".

On "What The Hell!" Vega continues wearing their love for '80s melodic rock music injected with modern sounds.
Every song from the first track to the final cut features powerful vocals, catchy choruses, rhythmic keyboards and driving guitars, complete with impressive guitar solos pulling the songs higher. 
The likes of “She Walks Alone”, “White Knuckle Ride”, “You Can't Run” and the anthemic title track are superb tunes that should see Workman and the Martin twins finally get some plaudits of there own, and rightly so.
Vega also has developed even more their sonically modern delivery as heard in “Not There For You” or the commercial and radio friendly “Bless My Soul”, but don't be afraid, all are firmly planted in classic melodic rock.
A prove that they didn't sold their souls to mainstream is the absence of ballads, all tracks are uptempo foot-tapping rockers. Only on “Fade Into The Flames” they slows down a little, a midtempo with a typical British flavor.

With "What The Hell!" Vega meet all the hype and expectations put on after their great debut.
It shows the band expandeding their melodic rock sound, even much bigger than before, and certainly they are a breath of fresh air for the genre.
The Martin brothers really know how to write a good, catchy song. What The Hell ... this is really good.
Highly Recommended.


01 - Audeat Somniare
02 - White Knuckle Ride
03 - What The Hell
04 - Not There For You
05 - Cry
06 - Raise Ya Game
07 - Fade Into The Flames
08 - You Can't Run
09 - Bless My Soul
10 - She Walks Alone
11 - Turn It On
12 - Saviour
13 - It's Gonna Be Alright
14 - Hand In The Air
15 - Skin Deep (2014 Bonus Track)

Nick Workman (vocals)
Dan Chantrey (drums)
Tom Martin (bass)
James Martin (keyboards)
Marcus Thurston (guitar)
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19 Oct 2014 

VEGA - Stereo Messiah (2014)

VANGOUGH - Kingdom Of Ruin (2011)

Maybe we should just cut to the chase at the start. Buy this album.
If you dig classic AOR melodic hard rock, VEGA's third CD "Stereo Messiah" is pretty fandamntastic.

The band came out swinging, going for the fences, with another platter full of arena ready rock anthems. This album may be the messiah to save your stereo from the shit of modern rock music.
Everything about this album is huge.
The arrangements are large, with guitars and synths abounding in melody, the rhythm section steady and heart pounding, and the vocal arrangements lush and emotional. (Nick Workman has one of the best voices in rock today.) 
All this is wrapped up in groove, smooth and toe-tapping, and some of the finest, catchiest hooks, in lyrics and arrangement you'll find anywhere.

Largely, from start to finish, every song is simply terrific. Ear candy, plain and simple. Are vocals your thing? Then latch onto "The Wild The Weird The Wonderful", "Neon Heart", or the amazing "Ballad of the Broken Hearted".
Dig guitar solos? Find them in every song, but notable in "Neon Heart", "Stereo Messiah", "Ballad of the Broken Hearted" or "All Or Nothing". Need a big ballad? Here's "Tears Never Dry".

I could go on, but you know the drill for what makes AOR melodic rock shine great. Even better, there's no filler here.
Even the weakest song here, "10X Bigger Than Love", written by Def Leppard's Joe Elliot (who duets with Workman), with it's weird sitar notes, can't diminish the strength of this album.
Everything about Vega's "Stereo Messiah" is impressive, powerful, and immediately entertaining.
ESSENTIAL.


01. Stereo Messiah
02. All Or Nothing
03. Wherever We Are
04. Ballad Of The Broken Hearted
05. Gonna Need Some Love Tonight
06. The Fall
07. Neon Heart
08. With Both Hands
09. 10 X Bigger Than Love
10. My Anarchy
11. The Wild, The Weird, The Wonderful
12. Tears Never Dry

Nick Workman - Vocals
Tom Martin - Guitars
Daniel Chantrey - Drums
James Martin - Keyboards
Marcus Thurston - Guitars
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28 Oct 2012 

VEGA - What The Hell! (2013)

VEGA - What The Hell! (2013) mp3 download

VEGA was formed in mid 2009 when former Kick vocalist Nick Workman paired up with songwriters Tom and James Martin (who have written songs for the likes of House of Lords, Ted Poley, Joe Lynn Turner’s Sunstorm, Khymera and others).
After their impressive debut, the band is ready for their 2nd assault with "What The Hell!", their new album to be released in January, 2013.

On "What The Hell!" Vega continues wearing their love for '80s melodic rock music injected with modern sounds.
Every song from the first track to the final cut features powerful vocals, catchy choruses, rhythmic keyboards and driving guitars, complete with impressive guitar solos pulling the songs higher. 
The likes of “She Walks Alone”, “White Knuckle Ride”, “You Can't Run” and the anthemic title track are superb songs that should see Workman and the Martin twins finally get some plaudits of there own, and rightly so.
Vega also has developed even more their sonically modern delivery as heard in “Not There For You” or the commercial and radio friendly “Bless My Soul”, but don't be afraid, all are firmly planted in classic melodic rock.
A prove that they didn't sold their souls to mainstream is the absence of ballads, all tracks are uptempo foot-tapping tunes. Only on “Fade Into The Flames” they slows down a little, a midtempo with a typical British flavor.


"What The Hell!" will meet all the hype and expectations put on Vega after their great debut.
Regarded as the future of melodic rock, the band has expanded their sound, even much bigger than before, and certainly they are a breath of fresh air for the genre.
The Martin brothers really know how to write a good, catchy song, and there are some really strong numbers on this album. 
What The Hell ... this is really good.
Recommended.


01. Carnival Of Lost Souls
02. White Knuckle Ride
03. What The Hell
04. Not There For You
05. Cry
06. Raise Ya Game
07. Fade Into The Flames
08. You Can't Run
09. Bless My Soul
10. She Walks Alone
11. Turn It On
12. Saviour
13. It's Gonna Be Alright
14. Hand In The Air


Nick Workman - Vocals
Tom Martin - Guitars
Daniel Chantrey - Drums
James Martin - Keyboards

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