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Band
Chris Bay
Title
Chasing the Sun
Type
LP/EP
Company
SPV/Steamhammer
YOR
2018
Style
Hard Rock
5/15/2018 - Review by: Eric Compton
Pandering to the AOR lighthearts of 80s generic FM
Sometimes it takes a lot to make me lift my head up and verbally speak to myself about an album. That happened with this debut solo album from Freedom Call vocalist Chris Bay. I was hoping for a Moon Doc inspired hard rock record. Instead, this is limp-wristed, cabaret AOR music without an ounce of purpose. It's uncanny to be this awful. The riffs are generic, the keyboards are sprinkles of nonsense and Bay's vocals are absolutely pathetic. This is horribly conceived pandering to the AOR lighthearts of 80s generic FM. I can't see this well received by even the most devout Freedom Call fans. Utterly pathetic in every way.
Recommended for fans of: Elton John, Barry Manilow
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
1
MUSIC
2
VOCALS
2
PRODUCTION
3.5
ARTWORK
1
LYRICS
1.5


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COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Chasing the Sun
2018
SPV/Steamhammer
Eric Compton5/15/2018
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