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  • Audio CD (May 2, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: AOR Heaven
  • ASIN: B000EMT0CI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #259,541 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Murat Batmaz on July 20, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Frontline has been in the music business since the late-80's, releasing a bunch of acclaimed albums such as The State of Rock and Heroes II and an all-acoustic piece titled Two Faced. As with many other bands, they were struck by contractual obligations with their former label and it took them several years to hook up with AOR Heaven's Georg Siegl and release a couple of other discs, none of which I've heard unfortunately.

Circles is the band's 2006 release, produced by guitarist Robby Bobel (Evidence One). Based on various reviews I've skimmed through, it is considered a step down from their earlier work, but I honestly don't see why, seeing Frontline has always been a melodic hard rock band playing catchy hooks and big choruses, with sprinkles of keyboards thrown in the mix. Images of Def Leppard are conjured up on the more poppy material, such as "Don't Run Away", a very melodic piece complete with a cool guitar solo; or the ballady songs "Did You Ever (Taste the Pain)", also evoking Tyketto. It ends with solo piano which is quite beautiful. "Say, What You Have to Say" is another midtempo rocker, borrowing plenty of keyboards and delving into a nice instrumental bravado, highlighted by great drum fills, fantastic lead guitars, and melodic passages. The chorus does feel kind of excessive, however. On the heavier front, "No One" and "I Give You the Rest" both deserve attention. The former also contains a more modern feel to it, with bubbling synth sounds underneath 80's Journey-like guitars and vocal harmonies. The second song, on the other hand, is more energetic and possibly the fastest number on the album. Kudos go to Robby Bobel, whose tapping-infused playing brings to mind 80's greats such as Reb Beach and Dann Huff, as well as Vito Bratta.
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"Circles" is the 8th and latest to date studio album by German melodic hard rock band "Frontline", originally released in 2006. "Frontline" is commonly recognized as one of the most capable bands of the genre to emerge during the mid 90s bringing to front an AOR sound produced in the thickest way possible.

It might come as a surprise how much "Frontline" look up to the American melodic hard rock/AOR sound. In fact, lead singer Stephan Kammer comes from the Steve-Perry/"Journey"-school of vocals demonstrating the same subtle and melodic style. In addition, Bobby Boebel's guitar playing is built on extensive melodies in the style of "Whitesnake" and "Vinnie Vincent Invasion". The line up also features Rami Ali on drums and Thomas Bauer on bass.

A couple of days ago I managed to get a physical copy of "Circles" which is considerably hard to find, and it turned out to be just as good as their preceding releases. Still, this time "Frontline" went a bit further from the thick-catchy- melodic rockers to deliver a potential AOR hit in the incredible "It is you" (track 9), an absolute standout song by all standards.

Overall "Circles" turned out to be another great installment in "Frontline's" 10-year career and while it might not cause the same level excitement to the listener as their 1994 debut, it brings a fair amount of relevant melodic rockers to the table while remaining faithful to the musical identity of the band.
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