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W.E.T.: Retransmission
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W.E.T.: Retransmission

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Once more W.E.T. returns with a new album, making all things right again in the world of AOR melodic hard rock. While needing no introduction to fans of the resilient genre or the band, Retransmission reunites the principals for their fourth long-player: Robert Sall (k, Work of Art), Erik Martensson (g,k,b,v, Eclipse) and Jeff Scott Soto (v, Talisman).

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As Retransmission is another terrific W.E.T. album, we'll make this review short and to the point. First, overall, W.E.T. continues to keep the "hard" in their AOR melodic rock by offering songs with a stronger, even metalish, edge. This would includes song such as Beautiful Game, How Do I Know, How Far To Babylon, and The Moment Of Truth, though that song has that familiar mellow start to trip you up. Somewhat similar is The Call Of The Wild which moves with a solid rhythmic groove and strong vocal harmony. Alternatively, W.E.T. can offer some of their signature rising, roof raising AOR anthems, notably with What Are You Waiting For and Got To Be About Love. Both songs storm your speakers with enormous melody, lush vocal harmony, and a rousing chorus. It's 1987 deja vu all over again. Add to all these things a generous amount of guitar solos from Martensson and Magnus Henriksson, and Retransmission is another cyclonic tour-de-force of AOR melodic hard rock. And that's the summary. Easily recommended. Get it. Now. - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

The Bottom Line

Simply said: W.E.T.'s Retransmission is a cyclonic tour-de-force of AOR melodic hard rock. Easily recommended. Get it. Now.

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