|01 End of Alone
03 Love's Dying Wish
04 Unknown Superstar
06 Building A Wall
07 Beautiful Disaster
08 Live Your Life
09 Hello, are You Listening?
10 Changes Me
11 The Day Belongs To Us
12 This Close
The first STARBREAKER album was really hard to avoid. It stuck to your brain like crazy glue no matter if you wanted it to or not. It was a really, really good album, and now when it's time for a follow up my expectations are high.
Magnus Karlsson is one hell of a competent composer and he has proved himself in Last tribe as well as in his collaboration on the latest Bob Catley album. The album is well produced and it has all the elements there to be a really good album but it all builds up to become nothing less than a "Beautiful disaster"
I didn't like the album too much after my first listening.
It seems like they want to be contemporary as well as keeping the 80's elements in there with Tony Harlyns high pitched vocals and fat quires in the choruses.
The best tracks are Loves dyin wosh and Live your life. Maybe it will grow on me but I doubt it.
This is how Frontiers present the album:
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated Starbreaker second album Love's Dying Wish on November 18th (US release) Starbreaker's self-titled debut album caused a stir in the Hard Rock world, upon its release in spring 2005. Featuring world renowned musicians such as singer Tony Harnell (TNT, Westworld, Morning Wood), guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Allen / Lande, Primal Fear), bassist/producer Fabrizio Grossi (Glenn Hughes, House of Lords) and John Macaluso (Malmsteen, TNT, Ark) on drums, the record garnered enormous acclaim and was featured as the cover story on the prestigious â€œRock Itâ€ magazine in Germany, with fantastic reviews World wide.
Following Harnell's departure from TNT in 2006, Tony took a little time off the business to spend time with his family and write songs. In late 2007 he flew to Sweden to write the bulk of the songs for the new album with Karlsson and started the recording of the new songs at the end of the year. The highly anticipated brand new CD is entitled Love's Dying Wish and is a true Hard Rock/Metal masterpiece. The album was written and produced by Harnell and Karlsson and was mixed by respected producer Tommy Hansen (TNT, Jorn, Pretty Maids, Helloween).
New bassist Jonni Lightfoot (a touring and recording veteran with extensive credits to his name) replaced Grossi in the line up. He has added a tasteful but aggressive touch to this magnificent piece of work and compliments Macaluso's flashy drumming perfectly.
Love's Dying Wish is a very special album that progresses from where the Starbreaker debut left off. With a fresh diversity that spans from pounding metal, to deep moody passages wrapped in a dark and beautifully melodic package. The stunning talents of Harnell and Karlsson are on display in spades with electrifying performances and stellar song writing. These two have truly developed a unique and timeless sound together. Simply brilliant, Love's Dying Wish is going to blow away both old and new fans.