Metropolis – The Power Of The Night [1999]

PhotobucketCountry Canada          

Style AOR

Rating 86/100

Band Members Peter Fredette – Vocals, Bass, Stan Meissner – Guitars, Keyboards, Drums

Tracks 01. Wild And Blue (4:08), 02. The Darkest Side Of The Night (4:55), 03. Never Look Back (3:43), 04. Walk Through The Fire (3:54), 05. Restless Moon (5:09), 06. A Million Miles Away (4:33), 07. Whatever It Is (4:00), 08. The Eyes Of Love (5:12), 09. The Best Is Good Enough (4:33), 10. Running After A Dream (3:37), 11. The Power Of The Night (5:19), 12. Love And Desire (Japan Bonustrack) (3:55)

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Profile “The Power of the Night” is the debut album by American AOR project “Metropolis”, originally released in 1999 by MTM Music. “Metropolis” is a melodic rock duo between heroes of the genre, Peter Fredette and Stan Meissner. Peter handles the lead vocals and bass while Stan contributes the guitars, keyboards and drums. All songs on “The Power of the Night” are written by Meissner, also benefiting by external contributions here and there.

Those familiar with Stan’s solo works should note that “Metropolis” is a substantially guitar driven album featuring equal amounts of guitars and keyboards- riffs, rhythm parts, melodic lines and harmonious solos are all included here. One simply has to comment on the stellar vocal performance that characterizes entirely “The Power of the night”. Peter Fredette is at the top of his game on this one in terms of performance, effectively justifying the decision of having his lead vocals over Meissner’s on “Metropolis”.

Being well over a decade since the release of “Metropolis”, one rightfully regards “The Power of the Night” a classic of the Adult oriented rock genre. Songs like “Wild and Blue”, “Restless Moon”, “Whatever it is”, “The best is good enough” and the title track are immense moments of melodic rock that still hold their own in the contemporary scene.

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By Nikiforos V. Skoumas

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