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Vega: Grit Your Teeth
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Vega: Grit Your Teeth

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

It's always good news when another Vega album is ready to drop. Excepting their sophomore album, I've had the privilege of receiving and reviewing every album since 2010's Kiss Of Life. I've never been disappointed. Following a pattern of every two years, Vega returns with their sixth and lastest studio album, Grit Your Teeth, along with some clever artwork.

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Once more Vega delivers another solid album of their AOR-infused melodic hard rock, perhaps a bit bigger and bolder with a metal edge. I say the latter because many songs here have sharper, more intense, riffage and more thunder from the rhythm section. You'll hear this with Blind, Grit Your Teeth, Done With Me, and (I Don't Need) Perfection. Even so, and with those two last songs, you can hear the AOR groove in the guitar harmony and vocal arrangements. Don't Fool Yourself sustains itself with more sharp guitars, but the rhythm and groove of the back beat and catchy refrain also propel the song. A larger keyboard presence gives Consequences Of Having A Heart a more dense feeling when the song riffs rise heavier in parts. Then, about 2'40" minutes in the harmonious gang vocal arrangement makes the song swell to a choral feeling. For a true AOR melodic rock anthem listen for Battles Ain't A War, a smooth moving tune with another exceptional vocal arrangement, memorable refrain, and several thrilling guitar solos. Our conclusion is a simple and obvious one. Once more, and as expected, with Grit Your Teeth, Vega has delivered another exceptional album of their quite entertaining AOR melodic hard rock. Get it. Quite recommended.



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The Bottom Line

Once more, and as expected, with Grit Your Teeth, Vega has delivered another exceptional album of their quite entertaining AOR melodic hard rock. Get it. Quite recommended.

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