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Jeff Scott Soto - Damage Control

4.13
Reviewer :
Juha Harjula Format: Album
Release date: 2012-03-26 Year: 2012
Label: Frontiers Records
Genre: AOR
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Jeff Scott Soto has found his way back to his rock roots with his brand new solo album Damage Control. His previous album Beautiful Mess was a huge disappointment. Then, he released the fantastic W.E.T album were Jeff got to shine again with his powerful and melodic rock voice. So on this new solo album he delivers strong melodic hardrock with hints of AOR in the veins of his early solo albums Prism and Lost In The Translation mixed with Talisman and Takara. Damage Control is a really good album with plenty of melodic candy with strong hooklines and catchy choruses and that’s just the way we want him to sound like. The album opens up strong with Give A Little More, a riff strong rocker that reminds a lot of Talisman. The mid-tempo song Die A Little has a bit W.E.T over it. On If I Never Let Her Go Jeff goes AOR all the way and this is a fantastic song with nice harmony vocals. How To Love Again is a great AOR-rocker with catchy hooks, crunchy guitars and a strong chorus. This song is a great mixture of Work Of Art meets Talisman. Jeff got some help from various musicians on this album and the production is really good. Damage Control sounds great and hopefully Jeff continues to deliver quality rock albums in the future. If you think his work with the mentioned acts are your cup of tea, then this is an album you can’t miss.

Tracklisting 1. Give A Little More
2. Damage Control
3. Look Inside Your Heart
4. Die A Little
5. Take U Down (Bonus Track)
6. If I Never Let Her Go
7. Tears That I Cry
8. Bonafide
9. Elena (Bonus Track)
10. Krazy World
11. How To Love Again
12. Afterworld
13. Neverending War
14. Afraid To Die (Bonus Track)


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