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Midnite City: In At The Deep End
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Midnite City: In At The Deep End

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

Classic rock fans of the great Eighties sleaze/glam rock variety, you'll be pleased to know that England's Midnite City is back with their fourth studio album, In At The Deep End. Some 20 years ago, fans of the genre were greeted with the a new wave of sleaze rock and metal from Scandinavia and Europe, including such bands as Hardcore Superstar, Crazy Lixx, Toxic Rose, and more. The movement has lingered on with Midnite City, founded by vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Rob Wylde (Tygertailz, Vega), one of the most recent success stories.

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The beauty of Midnite City' catalog of music is two-fold. One, Wylde and company know the genre inside and out. Ergo, two, the band knows how to create exceptional songs in the genre. Midnite City combines some significant musical elements into a complete package: song melody, vocal harmony, rock rhythm and groove, hooks in refrains, and awesome guitar solos. And, as a bonus, their stage attire and presence hurls you back to 1987.


In At The Deep End, as a whole, also fits the classic gathering of songs: plenty of catchy arena rockers with a milder moments of anthems and ballads. To the former, some fine toe-tapping and fist pumping rockers arrive with All Fall Down, Like There's No Tomorrow, Ready To Go, and All Fall Down which taps into their AOR groove. On the somewhat laid back side are the synth stirring Hardest Heart To Break, Good Time Music (more anthem), and It's Not Me It's You, a more typical break up ballad (also large on keyboards).

All things considered, Midnite City's In At The Deep End is another ambitious, consistent, and entertaining platter of classic melodic hard rock steeped in the Eighties Sunset Strip tradition. What else would you expect? Easily recommended.



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The Take Away

Midnite City's In At The Deep End is another ambitious, consistent, and entertaining platter of classic melodic hard rock steeped in the Eighties Sunset Strip tradition. What else would you expect. Easily recommended.

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