FRONTLINE – Heroes [digitally remastered] (2018)
Only available in Japan when originally released, now AOR Heaven Records finally back in the shelves “Heroes“, the legendary second FRONTLINE album from 1995, fully digitally remastered.
“Heroes“ is an album stylistically pretty close to the mighty Journey, with an European AOR feeling as well. Probably none other German band got this close again.
It’s because of the song material itself and because of the charismatic voice of Stefan Kämmerer as well as Robby Boebel’s guitars that one cannot deny this comparison.
The songs are some of the best melodic hard rock / AOR to have ventured out of Germany. The opening pair of ‘Our Love’ and the title track ‘Heroes’ are sensational, and perhaps best reflect their intention.
Brilliant tracks by the likes of ‘Someone To Love’, ‘Break My Heart Again’, excellent midtempo ‘Moving Closer’ (recalling Steve Perry ’80s solo albums), the melodic rock perfection of ‘I Must Be Dreaming’, and of course the single “Man In Motion“ make this album a true diamond shine for the genre.
Only Japanese fans enjoyed this album back when originally released. Easy to imagine what would have happened if this record had come out a few years earlier and released world-wide.
Frontline’s “Heroes” is a melodic rock / AOR gem, mandatory in your collection. For years impossible to find, now you have the chance to get it at a regular price.
Remastered by Frontline’s Robby Boebel at his own recording facility, this reissue is strictly limited to 1000 units. Hurry up, this is classic stuff.
Very, HIGHLY Recommended
01 – Our Love
02 – Heroes
03 – Moving Closer
04 – Break My Heart Again
05 – On The Run
06 – Someone To Love
07 – Sign Of The Light
08 – Pain Will Last Forever
09 – Get To You
10 – I Must Be Dreaming
11 – All I Wanted
12 – Tonight We Set
13 – Man In Motion
Stefan Kämmerer – vocals
Robby Boebel – guitars, keyboards
Thomas Bauer – bass
Chris Lausmann – guitars, keyboards
Rami Ali – drums
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