D’ERCOLE – Dreams Of The Heart (2012)
After several delayed release dates, D’ERCOLE, the band set up by Damian D’Ercole and Phil Vincent, finally got published thier 3rd effort “Dreams Of The Heart”.
The new album is a mix of the band’s previous recordings; some tracks with a Melodic Rock / AOR approach including high doses of keyboards and layered harmonies, balanced with more Hard Rock / guitar oriented material as on D’Ercole’s debut.
As example, opener “Only Child” starts with classic eighties keys which flows in the entire song, an uptempo Melodic Rock AOR tune reminding you Dare with more punch.
Same with the even more AOR “I’ll Be There For You”, or the European sounding melodic rockers “You Keep Me Waiting” and “Hurt Me for the Last Time”.
Numbers such as “Givin’ It All to You”, title track “Dreams of the Heart”, and specially “She Ain’t No Good” or “Wearin’ Me Down” are more hard rock oriented, with some of the ’80s Dokken influence of the band’s first album.
“Dreams Of The Heart” is a fine slab of retro ’80s / ’90s sounding melodic hard rock, well produced by Phil Vincent with the help of Vince O’Regan (Bob Catley) who also contributed a guest guitar solo.
01 – Only Child
02 – Givin’ It All to You
03 – Dreams of the Heart
04 – I’ll Be There for You
05 – She Ain’t No Good
06 – You Keep Me Waiting
07 – Too Little Too Late
08 – Lies
09 – A Million Miles
10 – Hurt Me for the Last Time
11 – Wearin’ Me Down
Phil Vincent – Lead vocals, Synthesizers
Damian D’Ercole – Guitars
William Arnold – Bass
Tane DeAngelis – Drums
Vince O’Regan – Guitar solo
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