C.T.P. Christian Tolle Project, point break, review

Band: C.T.P. Christian Tolle Project
Title: Point Blank
Genre:  AOR Melodic Rock
Label: Fastball Music
Release date: 2018-10-26

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Lineup:


Christian Tolle - guitars, bass, drums
David Reece, John Cuijpers - vocals
Morris Adriaens - keyboards, backing vocals
guests:
Mathias Dieth (ex-UDO, ex-Sinner) - lead guitar
Doug Aldrich (ex-Whitesnake, The Dead Daisies) - lead guitar


Tracklist:
1. Point Blank
2. Borderland
3. Since You've Been Gone
4. Proceed With Caution
5. Too Late
6. Fight Another Day
7. Before I Fall
8. Black Friday
9. Don't Make Me Wait
10. Lonely Is The Night

 

Never judge a book by its cover, in this case a record. In spite of this there is a graphic worthy of C.S.I., inside there is a real pearl.
Christian Tolle is back with his project with a the new album “Point Blank”, released via Fastball Music the past October and containing eight new songs and two covers sung by John Cuijpers (Cooper Inc., , Praying Mantis, Ayreon):  Rainbow's “Since You Be Be Gone” so well performed and “Lonely Is The Night”.
The style still the same of the previous four works, good  AOR rock with melodic resonances.
A rock inspired by the the golden eighties with the modern attitude that made a very interesting album, with great guitars and good vocals.
'Borderland', sung by David Reece (ex-Accept, ex-Bonfire) gives a catchy touch. We can find Mr. Reece in the pure AOR 'Proceed With Caution', the 'Too Late',  'Black Friday' which gives us a great AOR harmonies.
Two brilliant singers for such a good album that manages to give so many emotions, the class is class, there is nothing to do. Honestly, it was a long time since I listened to an album so beautiful, interesting and engaging, chapeaux!
The whole  band manages to weave really good varied musicality.
To mention there’re the pieces “Too Late”,  "Before I Fall” and “Black Friday”, three epic songs with thrilling guitars and such a powerful soul, three highlights for this album.
The classic AOR piece is “ Lonely Is The Night” that closes “Point Blank”, magnificent end for an album like this.
A must have for all classic hard rock AOR fans.

Valeria Campagnale

 

 

C.T.P. Christian Tolle Project - Fight Another Day (featuring John Cuijpers)