Melodic Rock Round-up: April 2016
Dave Ling on new releases from Rick Springfield, Rage Of Angels, Last Autumn’s Dream, Resurrection Kings and Nordic Union
Rick Springfield: Rocket Science
Tremors of doubt were triggered when Rick Springfield revealed that his 18th studio album would include what the Australian-born singer, musician, actor and writer termed “country elements”. However, the record begins in typical fashion with Light This Party Up, as potent a slice of power-pop as you’ll hear in 2016. As high-quality tracks such as That One and Best Damn Thing fly by, you begin to wonder what the fuss was about. Miss Mayhem begins with some down-home finger-pickin’, before an electric riff slams in. No problem, this is still great.