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Jamilya - 1995 Over The Edge



ARTIST: Jamilya
ALBUM: Over The Edge
LABEL: Mid West Records
SERIAL: MWR4000
YEAR: 1995

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Kevin Willison - vocals * Lou Jamilya - guitars * Stan Stocki - keyboards * Marc Ralston - bass * Tony Napolitano - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Run For Your Life * 02 Rock To The Edge * 03 Sticky Situation * 04 I Will Remember You * 05 Knights Of Glory * 06 Can't Stand The Heartache * 07 Before The Moment * 08 Moment Of Silence * 09 Steal Away * 10 Like Father Like Son


Background
I would have to say that Jamilya are the most mis-represented band I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. Not that they are bad or anything. On the contrary. However, when one describes this outfit as being a cross between Survivor and Night Ranger (as the guys at Dream Disc did), understandably my interest was tweaked, enough to make an investment. Only to discover to my horror that they sound nothing of the sort!! Those guys at DD should be fuckin' hung drawn and quartered!! (just kiddin!) How about melodic metal a la Virgin Steele and Dio? Now, after the shock had subsided, I'll admit that I don't mind a bit of that style from time to time, but in limited doses. These Chicago based boys are heavy handed, and the keyboards from Stan Stocki try to lighten up precedings where possible. For what's it worth, they fit their chosen style well.


The Songs
A handful of above average moments stick out. The ballads 'Moment Of Slience' and 'I Will Remember You' stand out, while the rampant 'Knights Of Glory' is pretty good, with kick drums and guitar flurries on overload. The mid-tempo churn of 'Can't Stand The Heartache' has many quality attributes, and they give us the rockin' opening pair of 'Run For Your Life' and 'Rock To The Edge' as well, which displays Jamilya at their best.


In Summary
Admittedly, the band are in that in-between bracket: too soft to give the likes of Symphony X a run for their money, and probably too hard and lacking in melodic graces to appeal to the AOR/melodic rockers among us. The band do have a website listed somewhere, but it appears to be a retrospctive one at that. Let's hope that if and when their next album arrives, someone who knows what they're talking about will describe them accurately.


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