Album review: Journey, Eclipse

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The ultimate reality music television anthem Don't Stop Believing is to blame of course.

Just as we safely consigned them to the rock dumper, the prog AOR nightmare walks among us again.

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They spew out slithers of pseudo metal such as Chain Of Love as if they had never split, and the pomposity of songs like the opener City Of Hope is begging to be pricked.

Tantra might have been rescued from Lloyd Webber's bin, and lead vocalist Amel Pineda still sounds like a temporary solution – if only Steve Perry never needed that hip replacement.

She's A Mystery is one of the worst songs ever to see the light of day.

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This article was first published in Scotland On Sunday, 29 May, 2011