Published on August 10th, 2016 | by Justin G.0
Sunstorm: Edge of Tomorrow
Melodic rock super-vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow, ex-Deep Purple) already has three amazing Sunstorm albums under his belt. Now he’s back after a four-year absence with a fourth album, titled Edge of Tomorrow. This time around, production (and the lion’s share of the songwriting) is handled by Alessandro del Vecchio, who’s presence is felt on most of Frontiers’ releases these days. Del Vecchio is joined by guitarist Simone Mularoni (DGM), who helped give these new Sunstorm songs a harder rocking edge.
Edge of Tomorrow is the most rocking Sunstorm album to date. It still has a melodic rock polish, but apparently Turner was looking to cut loose, and del Vecchio and Mularoni obliged. Turner, as expected, sounds fantastic, and the musicianship is top notch. In terms of the overall tone, this is much closer to Turner’s Rated X project than the previous Sunstorm albums.
What Edge of Tomorrow misses is the blend of new and old songs that made the previous Sunstorm albums so much fun. This feels more like a “Frontiers factory” album, where the songs could just as easily have been used for another project. They’re all good songs, but they just don’t have the same magic the songs on House of Dreams or Emotional Fire did.
Even if Edge of Tomorrow doesn’t have the same magic as the previous Sunstorm albums, it’s still great hearing a vocalist of Turner’s caliber belting out melodic hard rock songs. This album will not disappoint Joe Lynn Turner fans, and will certainly make fans of del Vecchio’s songwriting style happy.
Summary: It lacks some of the magic of the previous Sunstorm albums, but still features JLT doing what he does best.