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Takin' Over

     
         
         
         
     
             
New Device are a hard rock band from England formed in 2008 who released their debut album in 2009.    
             
'Make My Day' opens the album in bombastic fashion with so much energy, passion and tempo, it will have you head banging, foot tapping and punching the air with clenched fists. Thunderous rhythms and oh so clean vocals, 'Make My Day' is hard hitting hard hard rock at its very best. 'Never Say Never' continues the rock avalanche with punchy guitars and a catchy chorus. This brand of hard rock was made famous during the mid to late eighties with the likes of Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Poison and Ratt, and New Device have managed to recreate the buzz and feel that was around at that time. 'You've Got It Comin'' is big, bold and brash with an awesome guitar sound, chugging rhythms and the kind of vibe associated with good time party rock.    
             
Tempo slows as 'In The Fading Light' rolls in on a crest of acoustic guitars only to become what can only be classed as a power ballad. Even at the slower pace you can still feel the high energy emanating from your speakers and close your eyes for a moment you can easily visualise a sea of thousands of fans all with their lighters in the air. New Device are on fire and with the blues tinged, up tempo 'On Fire', powerful hard hitting hard rock returns to slap you around the face. 'Pedal To The Metal' is a NWOBHM sounding song with an awesome chugging guitar sound, an anthemic feel to it and would grace any eighties era NWOBHM release.    
             
New Device manage to swing their style of hard rock from British sounding to American sounding in a split second without losing any of their energy or passion and 'Until The End' is proof. Sounding like a cross between Motley Crue and Ratt, 'Until The End' shakes, rattles and rolls its way through riff after riff with a superb vocal performance. Power ballad 'Moth To The Flame' is reminiscent of songs like 'Is This Love' (Whitesnake) and '18 And Life' (Skid Row) with hands, lighters and, well, everything in the air for a great song.    
             
'Seven Nights, Seven Bodies' romps majestically on with the signature New Device sound: hard hitting, high energy hard rock. 'Heaven Knows' is another power ballad, positively bristling with energy and one of the strongest vocal performances on the album. 'Hope Is Not Enough' rocks like a honeymooners caravan, swinging from side to side as it thunders relentlessly on and on. Title song 'Takin' Over' closes the album as it began with the signature sound of New Device: energetic, bombastic and passionate with a take no prisoners, in your face attitude.    
             
Overall, bold and brash, hard hitting hard rock played at ferocious energy levels with relentless passion.    
             
             
Review By Iron Mathew Collins    
             
             
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