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Find Me: Lightning In A Bottle
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Find Me: Lightning In A Bottle

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Almost consistent to the year, Find Me returns with their new and fourth studio album, Lightning In A Bottle. The project is the collaboration between two melodic rock veterans: Swedish musician, songwriter, and producer Daniel Flores (The Murder Of My Sweet, Issa, et al) and singer Robbie Lablanc (Blanc Faces). The album includes contributions from other Frontiers Music veterans including guitarist Michael Palace and Alessandro Del Vecchio, who penned wrote 10 new songs for the album.

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There's little elaboration about the music of Find Me. Fans know the band is famous for straight up classic melodic hard rock wrapped up in a AOR sensibility, and neatly salted with some melodic metal. Mr Lablanc, as always, is up to the task as a rock vocalist: his is strong, clean, bit assertive at times, yet still easily following song melody and harmony. Though it's rather unclear from promo material who delivers which, but the guitar solos from Palace (maybe Flores too) are quite energetic and rousing. Of course with Flores involved in songwriting and production you can expect plenty of keyboard input throughout.

Speaking to a few tunes, overall, there's some rip roaring melodic hard rock here. Survive, Under A Bad Sign, and the Frank Stallone cover Far From Over ride fast and heavy, bringing some of that metal edge in the riffage. More AOR-like anthems come with Back To You, Diana, or Give My Heart, again with those rising expressive guitar solos. Blurring the line between anthem and ballad is You And I, a softer number that rises, of course, to the guitar crescendo.

All things considered, Find Me's Lightning In A Bottle is another fine achievement for Daniel Flores and Robbie Lablanc: exceptional and entertaining AOR melodic hard rock. Easily recommended.




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The Take Away

Find Me's Lightning In A Bottle is another fine achievement for Daniel Flores and Robbie Lablanc: exceptional and entertaining AOR melodic hard rock. Easily recommended.

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