SECRETS’ (Nightmare Records)
Mr. PHIL VINCENT returns with a new CD release. The album is titled "Secrets"’ and contains 15 tracks. Musically nothing has changed, and so this is another typical strong PHIL VINCENT Melodic Rock record that sounds like a mix between DOKKEN, JOHNNY LIMA, 80s AOR and a slight modern touch here and there. The 2nd part of this CD is showcasing the talent of Phil, because that’s where we can find some really sensational songs. I am talking about wonderful AOR/Melodic Rockers like "Strong enough" ,"You fool no one" ,"Writing on the wall","Slow burn" and "One good reason", all very impressive sensational AOR rockers with memorable choruses. The similarities to 80s DOKKEN are very clear sometimes, but Phil does give his own twist to the songs. Like I said, the beginning of the CD is a slight let-down, but from track 7 until 13 Phil makes it up with some outstanding work. Therefore the CD gets a high rating, and I can easily recommend it to the AOR/Melodic Rockfans!
(Points: 8.5 out of 10)
by Gabor Kleinbloesem for Strutter Magazine