Singer James Durbin has been involved with several projects already that have recently come and gone (Quiet Riot, Durbin) and now his name has been thrown into the ‘Frontiers Random Band Generator’, throwing out the band Cleanbreak, again produced and arranged by in-house go to guy Alessandro Del Vecchio.
Do something often enough and you’ll get it right some of the time. For the projects like Skills that just haven’t worked, there are some that have. Iconic is one that has this year and now that’s joined by Cleanbreak.
I know how hard it is to keep up with all the projects and bands Frontiers throws at us, but Durbin teaming with Riot guitarist Mike Flyntz is his best collaboration yet. Not only do his vocals sound completely natural at last, but so do the songs he’s singing.
Needing employment while Michael Sweet is out doing his multiple projects, Stryper rhythm section Perry Richardson (Bass) and Robert Sweet (Drums) round off this project.
11 tracks, all rockers, no ballads might sound fairly intense, but there’s a good variety in pace and delivery here, so the album doesn’t get bogged down or repetitive.
Its just a good American sounding hard rock/melodic metal record with a strong lead vocalist, a great guitarist and a rhythm section that drives home the beat.