SCORE - 90%
Bite The Bullet were originally formed in 1986 by singer songwriter Mick Benton and drummer Graham Cowling. The music played was in the style of Foreigner, Toto and Mr. Mister, an album was released in 1989 to some quiet success. In 2020 Mick and Graham decided to get writing new material for a second “Bite the Bullet” album.
It is available now and I must say it is a joyous soft melodic rock affair. A real pleasure to listen to. I’m finding comparisons hard to draw from, which to me is a sign the guys got it right.
I’m so tired of everything sounding the same, with only vocals differentiating one project from the next.
Black & White is a pure British AOR album, drenched in keyboards, but still driven by guitars and strong, unique vocals.
It’s a totally 80s sounding affair, yet a decent production keeps the sound in today’s realms.
There’s some Midwestern influences, some pop/AOR and straight up melodic rock amongst the albums 12 tracks. If you like real Bryan Adams, Heartland, Van Stephenson, Mr. Mister…give this a spin.