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Ronnie Romero: Too Many Lies, Too Many Masters
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Ronnie Romero: Too Many Lies ...

Melodic Heavy Rock
4.0/5.0

Ronnie Romero is nearly becoming ubiquitous in the European hard rock and metal theater, if not prolific. In the last several years he's been involved with Rainbow, The Ferrymen, Lords Of Black, Sinner, Michael Schenker, and Magnus Karlsson, among others. This year finds the journeyman vocalist in Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner's new supergroup Elegant Weapons. And this does not include his solo projects.

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In January 2023, he gave us his second solo project and his second covers album, Raised On Heavy Radio. Now, he drops his third solo album, Too Many Lies, Too Many Masters (TMLTMM), a recording with all original material. Not only was Romero involved in the songwriting, a first for him, but also in the album's production, another first.

With a simple spin of TMLTMM, you'll discover Romero was writing songs to compliment his genre strength and vocal style. Which means a hybrid mixture of heavy metal and rock wrapped up in song melody, peppered with ripping guitar solos, and moved by tough rock groove. Of course, Romero is at his gritty, assertive, yet melodic, best behind the microphone.


Speaking to a few songs, the listener will find some fast and heavy rockers with plenty of gusto and groove with Not Just A Nightmare, Castaway On The Moon, or Too Many Lies, Too Many Masters. An solid anthem arrives with A Distant Shore, featuring a mellow vocal start that rises to song more heavy and steady. Alternatively, Crossroad is a steady burning, heavy rocker, with a blues-like undercurrent.

A personal favorite was Chased By Shadows which has a more, lightly, technical arrangement rises at the midpoint in the instrumental breakdown and guitar solo. If Romero pursues more of this musical style, it would be an interesting, if not more challenging, adventure.



All in all, Ronnie Romero's latest solo project, Too Many Lies, Too Many Masters, his first solo album with all original songs is a fine accomplishment, a satisfying platter of melodic heavy rock fashioned to his natural vocal style. Recommended.


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The Take Away

Ronnie Romero's latest solo project, Too Many Lies, Too Many Masters, his first solo album with all original songs is a fine accomplishment, a satisfying platter of melodic heavy rock fashioned to his natural vocal style. Recommended.

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