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Sinopoli - 2002 The Eyes Never Lie

Joey Sinopoli - vocals, lead guitar
Nicky Sinopoli - bass, vocals
Kevin Meyer - drums, vocals
Bobby O'Connell - lead guitar, vocals

It's been a couple of years since Joey Sinopoli was least heard, that being the Angry Tears project for Escape Music released during 2000. Admittedly, the music back then had a darker edge to it, but for this new Sinopoli release 'The Eyes Never Lie', the proverbial torchlight has been shone on it, literally turning dark into light. It's a return to the party metal antics that Sinopoli were best known for, particularly from their days playing the local haunts of New Jersey. Taking ample bits of Kiss, Ted Nugent and former Jersey heroes Xenon, Sinopoli have got the recipe just right. As with any good time honored tradition, what works best is indeed the best formula. The album has been released on German label Generation Records, the brains behind it all being fellow AOR/Melodic rock scribe Birgitt Schwanke. I suppose the repressive nature of American label politics makes this form of melodic rock unpalatable, hence looking to Europe (Germany in particular) which is eating this stuff for breakfast!

The Songs
The near gonzoid opening of 'When I Get Home' is a return to the late seventies, bringing back images of arena rock and crazed fans. Meanwhile 'Got Me Going' and 'No More' are full-fledged metal anthems, and worth a decent listen. 'Tell It To Me Baby' has some 70's Blue Oyster Cult Vibes going through it, while 'Be My Lover' is a power ballad which has its serious overtones running through it. 'Lets Get The Party Started' is the epitome of party metal, followed by the excellent upbeat anthemic 'Love On The Terraces'.. this one is guaranteed to get the feet tappin'. 'American Dream' is the album's ballad, and nice it is too. However, the David Bowie tune 'Moonage Daydream' is an interlude at best, as is the album closer 'Sunrise' which is a 1m 11s keyboard dalliance of no real substance.

In Summary
At last Sinopoli give the fans what they've delivered for ages. A good dose of energetic party metal high on guitar driven excess, and with a foot in both the seventies and eighties. Fans of todays serious pouters like Creed and Nickelback can probably give this a wide berth. However, for those into Kiss, Alice Cooper and a few of those bands mentioned earlier should investigate the local Jersey reputation that is Sinopoli.

Track Time: 43.44

Track Listing:
01 When I Get Home
02 It's Too Late
03 Be My Lover
04 Got Me Going
05 Tell It To Me Baby
06 Lets Get The Party Started
07 Moonage Daydream
08 No More
09 American Dream
10 I Like It
11 Love On The Terrace
12 Sunrise

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