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FAITHFULL – Light This City

Faithfull – Light This City [Reissue] (2009, Perris Records)

1. “Light This City” … 4:06
2. “There’s No Turning Back” … 4:29
3. “All I Want, All I Need” … 4:22
4. “I’ve Been Missing You” … 4:18
5. “You Won’t Get Me Now” … 4:22
6. “Ending Song” … 4:59
7. “Melting Your Ice” … 4:27
8. “Learned My Lesson” … 4:54
9. “Like A Shadow” … 4:17
10. “The Way I Am” … 3:12
11. “Way Back” … 4:40
12. “Please” … 3:30
13. “Cast Out The Rain” … 5:01

Sergio Sabino – Vocals
Rui Martins – Guitar
Mario Barbosa – Bass
Sergio Ramos – Drums

This is a reissue of Faithfull’s 2003 album (which was previously only available in Japan and Europe) along with two bonus tracks “Please” and “Cast Out The Rain”.

The influences for this AOR band are obvious: Bon Jovi, Danger Danger, House of Lords, Firehouse and the like. On some tracks, Sabino does a good job channeling Jon Bon Jovi and Paul Laine. The sound, for the most, part brings Danger Danger to mind (minus the heavy use of keyboards).

These songs are very accessible from the start and the melodies encourage you to sing along to right off the bat. My only issue is I think the slower songs are kinda weak, but the more uptempo songs are high quality melodic hard rock.

Highlights: “Light This City”, “There’s No Turning Back”, “All I Want, All I Need”, “You Won’t Get Me Down”, “Cast Out The Rain”

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