Theme Switcher
Switch to:

Notes about GDM Themes
Click to learn more about GDM themes
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Site Stats
Album Reviews: 6825
Comments: 16465
Ratings: 4520
Forum Posts: 21582
Latest Comments
This debut is chocked ful...
The band really broadens ...
I've seen this many times...
A classic indeed and thei...
I hoped more from this al...
It was Heather Thomas in ...
Actually, 'Find The Lady'...
Cheers Dave, looking to g...
Great, Malcolm! I can hel...
Dave, it's already set up...
Great list, Jeffrey. The ...
Maybe an interview with G...
Finally got a copy of thi...
Thanks for the download y...
Yes Dave, I agree New Yor...
Very cool. I've always ha...
As a musician and avid li...
The problem with AOR as a...
Thanks Jose. However, man...
I would have voted "no" a...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

Explorer
21-01-2018 21:04
Lucky and now skint, judging by the winning bid!!

jefflynnefan
21-01-2018 20:47
Some lucky Jeff Lynne fan got a real rarity! https://www.ebay....fr
esh=true

englandashes
21-01-2018 09:43
Yep in Argent, especially as Rod Argent and Jim we’re cousins.

gdazegod
21-01-2018 07:43
Didn't Rodford also play in Argent and Charlie too?

englandashes
20-01-2018 22:04
Jim Rodford, bass player, The Kinks, Phoenix (I think?), but I remember him with The Zombies, saw live a while back. RIP

englandashes
17-01-2018 21:50
In response to Cyrille Regis, BBC 2 repeat the Adrian Chiles documentary, Whites v Blacks, How Football Changed A Nation, unbelievable true story, worth watching

Explorer
17-01-2018 18:44
Review of the rather splendid `Hornal` album is in the works too.

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:57
Dave and Jeff's best of 2017 wrap-up's just around the corner too.. computer work

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:56
There is a three-part article coming up for E.L.O (Eldorado, A New World Record and Out Of The Blue). Look out for it soon.

Explorer
16-01-2018 08:52
Stoke fans have my commiserations.Und
er Lambert the Villa played some of the most boring, unimaginative football I`ve ever had the misfortune to witness.Relegation
?,yes I`d say so.

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2015 Articles » Terra Nova - 2015 Reinvent Yourself
 
Terra Nova - 2015 Reinvent Yourself



ARTIST: Terra Nova
ALBUM: Reinvent Yourself
LABEL: Melodic Rock Records
SERIAL: MRR027
YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Fred Hendrix - vocals * Gesuino Derosas - guitars * Ron Hendrix - keyboards * Lars Beuving - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Meltdown * 02 Shadow Man * 03 Broken * 04 Promises * 05 Jenna * 06 Rock Army * 07 Reinvent Yourself * 08 Expectations * 09 Reincarnation * 10 The Freeway To Our Destiny

RATING:

WEBLINKS: www.numberonemusic.com/terranova


Background
I've always had a soft spot for Dutchies Terra Nova. Their 1997 album 'Livin' It Up' is an incredible slab of AOR that really should be revisited by all of you! lol! The band have been through several metamorphises along the way, including a stint as the band Aquila and also hooking up with two Dutch female singers in the band Two Of A Kind. So it was kinda of a surprise to see Terra Nova back in the groove in 2015. All thanks to Andrew McNeice's Melodic Rock Records, which has released a handful of very useful releases over the last year or so. Let's not muck around, and catch up with what's happening in the Terra Nova world.


The Songs
There is still an emphasis on strong synth parts, but not as prevalent nor as bombastic from previous years. Still, it's not very often we get to listen to a Terra Nova album, so we take what's on offer. Fred and Ron know how to bash out a good melodic rock ditty, and there's a few on offer here. Ron drives a hard bargain on the opening strains of 'Meltdown'. Synth runs are here in abundance, though the overall approach is lighter than what you'd expect compared to Terra Nova's heyday. 'Shadow Man' is fairly useful as a song, there are some familiar patterns when it comes to vocal harmonies. 'Promises' keeps to a glass-tap synth part for a metronome, a good chorus ties things together nicely. 'Rock Army' didn't quite convince, played at a slower tempo this kinda went backward for mine. The title track was much better, delivered with a bit more urgency. 'Expectations' kicks along with an increase in tempo, and is probably the song to showcase TN's new modern approach to music, along with the spicy 'The Freeway To Our Destiny'.


In Summary
Great to see the band back, but much like Dalton's return effort last year, this one falls a little bit flat. Mostly, the songs aren't very interesting at all, and is nowhere near the stuff we remember them by from a decade and a half ago. Despite the intent, the reinvention didn't quite work here.


All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
Comments
No Comments have been Posted.
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

100% 100% 0% [No Votes]
95% 95% 0% [No Votes]
90% 90% 0% [No Votes]
85% 85% 0% [No Votes]
80% 80% 0% [No Votes]
75% 75% 0% [No Votes]
70% 70% 0% [No Votes]
65% 65% 0% [No Votes]
60% 60% 100% [2 Votes]
55% 55% 0% [No Votes]
50% 50% 0% [No Votes]
45% 45% 0% [No Votes]
40% 40% 0% [No Votes]
35% 35% 0% [No Votes]
30% 30% 0% [No Votes]
25% 25% 0% [No Votes]
20% 20% 0% [No Votes]
15% 15% 0% [No Votes]
10% 10% 0% [No Votes]
 
Articles Cloud
Hamilton, Joe Frank And Dennison - 1976 Love And Conversation, Emerald Rain - 1999 Age Of Innocence, Stoneflower - 2003 Interview with Frode Henriksen, Iris, Donnie - 1983 Fortune 410, Radio Moscow - 1991 World Service, Sweet, The - 2002 Life, Crimsonfire - 2005 Three Track Sampler, Unruly Child - 2010 Worlds Collide, Knack, The - 1991 Serious Fun, Beaugarde - 1978 Solo Mortale, Yes - 1977 Going For The One, Bodine - 1981 Bodine, Atello - 2000 The Big Payoff Interview, Brother Firetribe - 2014 Diamond In The Firepit, Europe - 2004 Start From The Dark
Tags©
Seventh Wonder Foreigner Damn Yankees Wild Force Foghat Judas Priest Wounded Bird Farrenheit Chris Christian Key Benedictum The Fixx Actors And Actresses Dennis Waterman Alan Merrill Arrows (UK) Circus Maximus Kenny Rogers Jnr Sharon O Neill Chalice Circle Of Fate Pat Travers Band Los Angeles Shooting Star Keith Lubrant Dokken Xinema Six Shot Revival Player EP Boxer Whitesnake Brighton Rock Quiet Riot
All Tags
Search DDG