MECHANIX: Regenerator CD. Top A.O.R. Tour De Force, Fortune, TNT type of AOR. Check audio

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Category: Hard Rock
Year: 2002
Label: Escape Music Ltd.
Catalog Number: ESM074

Personnel
John D’Angelo lead vocals
Danny Pisano bass, vocals
Eric Monroe drums, vocals
Dave Gundacker guitars, vocals
Scott Anderson keyboards, vocals

This band is really amazing. Their best tunes are on this, so save money and buy this baby up.


This is American hard rock in the vein of Tour De Force and Fortune, featuring a lead vocalist (John D’ Angelo), who has quite a range and isn’t afraid to let rip. At times he reminds me a little of Tony Harnell and Raines David Lindland. Maybe its that higher pitch vocal delivery and maybe there is even a little heavier Firehouse in there… There are keyboard parts intertwined into the music, but the majority of this album is very much dominated by a hard heavy guitar sound.


Somebody hand me a pillow so I can sit down…this CD has been kicking my ass on & off for several weeks now!Damn what an excellent disc this is! Straight forward, melodic hard rock with just a dose of keyboards. John D’Angelo’s vocals are incredible and the musicianship extremely tight here. I can’t believe it took me this long to find this disc. All the songs here are good (most are GREAT), but “Night of the Dancer” is simply in-freaking-credible! Highly recommended rock!


Mechanix are a band that combine all the best elements of melodic rock and present them in their own unique way. If you find anything to complain about here, then we think that you are beyond help. An icon of melody.


I was really impressed by this CD. Very good production, and the singer is awesome. Good to see good melodic hard rock can be released in this decade. The sound is very 80s style hard rock…very good. You can try, buy you can’t kill good melodic hard rock!

01. Nobody’s hero [4:11]
02. Justice [3:31]
03. Night of the dancer [4:11]
04. Mr. Invisible [4:37]
05. Battle dance [2:49]
06. Another night [4:22]
07. Half past midnight [4:48]
08. Mercy [4:12]
09. Love n lies [3:37]
10. Cant let go [4:46]
11. Whats it to ya [4:38]
12. Steel rain [4:24]      

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There is something about America that always creates a big buzz when it comes to melodic hard rock. Mechanix are no exception, a five piece that hail from Arizona. They play hard hitting rock that shakes buildings to the foundations and they are masters of their profession. So, if anyone out there has found themselves playing albums by Tour De Force, Artica and the US band Fortune they are in for a big treat. Anyone not familiar with these bands can simply be told that Mechanix are purveyors of huge anthemic melodic rock that is driven by massive guitar hooks and solos, along with keyboard passages to die for and a lead vocalist who can sing his heart out. Anyone who has had the sense to buy the Millennium Collection 2 double sampler (ESM 072) will already be familiar with the song Night of the Dancer.

On to the disc, Nobody’s Hero is a stunning way to start any CD, slashing guitars and a pumping bass line, before those soaring vocals kick in and that shiver runs all the way down your spine. Yes, Mechanix have taken melodic rock and dragged it kicking and screaming into their own mould, the result is something you are never likely to forget. Take the song Justice for example, how can you not fall in love with song like this after the first few chords. The thing is, like Tour de Force they have recorded an album that grabs you by the throat from track one and does not let go until the last track, even then you are still begging for more. It is pure pleasure to listen to tracks like Mr. Invisible and Battle Dance; they jump out at you and slap you in the face with their structure and melody. All sorts of bands ranging from Aviator, Styx and TNT come to mind, but Mechanix retain their own uniqueness, even the balladry of Another Night has a charm all of its very own. However, its songs like Half past Midnight that will have you in a melodic frenzy, these five boys just have that ability to keep your attention. I could easily rave on about any of the tracks on the album, as I said initially, there are just no fillers. Just listen to Love n Lies and Mercy, the power of the melodies and the vocal prowess of John DAngelo is simply breathtaking. He really has a voice that delivers, and when it is backed up by harmonies as presented to us in the song Cant let go, you can only sit in silence and enjoy. Remember what we said about the last track being as strong as the first?, then just check out Steel Rain, what a way to finish an album!

Mechanix are a band that combine all the best elements of melodic rock and present them in their own unique way. If you find anything to complain about here, then we think that you are beyond help. An icon of melody.

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