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Angelica: All I Am
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Angelica: All I Am

AOR Melodic Rock
4.0/5.0

As you recall, vocalist Angelica Rylin is the lead singer for The Murder Of My Sweet (TMOMS), which released their fifth studio album, Brave Tin World in December 2019. But do you remember that Ms Rylin also dropped a solo album, Thrive, in 2013? Now, nearly seven years to the date, Rylin returns with her second solo album, All I Am, featuring long time associate and producer from TMOMS Daniel Flores and accomplished guitarist Michael Palace (Palace, First Signal, et al).

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From her work with TMOMS, there's no disputing Angelica's significant vocal talent or her love of AOR melodic rock. Essentially, All I Am defines and displays those very things. Yet, with this album Angelica ventures into the realm of synth rock with aspects of both pop and dance music brought to the mix. You'll hear some of these elements, wrapped comfortably with rock groove, within Calling, Beat Them All, and Addicted at the start of the album.

While synths and programming linger throughout this album, more classic melodic rock can rise with the up beat, bit faster, A Pounding Heart or the dense, tad heavier, Still Bleeding, both featuring strong guitar work from Palace. Strong acoustic guitar and piano lines coupled with Angelica's soaring voice propel the AOR anthems Angel and the somewhat somber I'm Sorry (which also features an epic Palace guitar solo). With Living On High Hopes, Angelica delivers an inspirational AOR rocker featuring strong guitar harmony, lively rock rhythm and groove, and a classic memorable refrain. All in all, All I Am once more displays Angelica Rylin superb vocal talent, gifted songwriting, and love for versatile AOR melodic rock. If you liked her previous solo album, you might find this one to be both traditional and somewhat experimental.




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The Bottom Line

All I Am once more displays Angelica Rylin superb vocal talent, gifted songwriting, and love for versatile AOR melodic rock. If you liked her previous solo album, you might find this one to be both traditional and somewhat experimental.

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