While I had been pleasantly surprised by the first two Issa albums, this new album was short of a deception to me. Despite the fact that she has chosen songs from some well known melodic/AOR/hard rock artists like Mark Free, Aviator, 21 Guns, Atlantic and other bands, and has reworked them, it is a rather weak album.
The album never really rocks, it’s more a collection of poppy, almost radio friendly songs, with a rather commercial feel to it as well. Although Issa in the past has proven that she can deliver a nice rock song if need be, this is not what she does on this album.
An the fact that some of the songs she has chosen, or who were whispered to her by Frontiers boss Serafino are from rather obscure bands that not many AOR fans might have ever heard of, might not help either. I hope the next Issa album will again be an album with own compositions.