Thursday, November 5, 2015


RADIO EXILE by Radio Exile

Usually most AOR bands nowadays think they're better then everyone else and deliver dreadful performances but not Radio Exile. Chandler Mogel (vocals), Charlie Calv (keyboards), Jimmy Leahey (guitars, backing vocals), Kenny Aaronson (bass), Dave Anthony (drums, percussion, backing vocals. The band's debut is pure melodic rock gold. Every song has that vintage AOR/arena rock feel, and every aspect from the songwriting to the musicianship to the vocals to the production is absolutely top notch. Radio Exile are very much in the same vein as Toto, Journey, Survivor, etc. What impresses me is that they've taken up the fight for melodic rock without apology and have hit us with a brilliant debut album of music that sounds as if it might have been recorded by any of the above mentioned bands in their heyday. Highlights include the awesome chorus hook of the energetic opener "High Road High Price", the massive power of "Soulfire", the intense rock groove of "No Pity On The Highway " the quality chorus hit of "Higher Than The Sun ", and the emotional vocal melodies of the melodic gem "A Cross On Stone ". The album is strong and cohesive, and it's impossible to think any melodic rock fan wouldn't enjoy this record. It sounds fresh and loaded with punch. If high energy feel good rock is your thing, then your so gonna love Radio Exile. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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