For those of you who love good old-fashioned hard rock then this is for you; The Dead Daisies have put together ten tracks that range from groovy rockers to all-out bangers and a slowish one just to appease those of that nature, it kicks ass from start to finish.
The opening track couple of tracks fly out of the traps in the shape of “Face Your Fears” and “Hypnotize Yourself”, both big on sound with great riffs and thunderous drums that will get the body moving, Hughes has some lungs on him and he lays down some seriously cool vocals alongside his equally impressive bass playing, there is a great rocky vibe to the tracks with the latter having a real catchy chorus and some killer guitar work. One of the best tracks on the album is the banging “Shine On”, driven by thumping drums and chugging riffs, Hughes’ vocals are amazing, better than most out there, and with Aldrich backing him up with a couple of excellent solos, this has hit written all over it. The title track “Radiance” brings the heavy with slow down-tuned riffs that have a cool groove coupled with Tichy’s class drumming and Hughes’s effortless vocals giving you an amazing track. “Born To Fly” is possibly the best track on here, Tichy’s drums set the foundation for the song, raising the tempo allowing the guitars of Aldrich and Lowry to play off each other to great effect while Hughes gives another classic vocal performance. “Kiss The Sun” is another standout; a big fat juicy bass line pushes the song along, added to that some gritty riffs and another Aldrich master solo, giving you a killer track. “Courageous” is a bass-heavy groove-laden rocker with a Southern kick, twangy riffs, punchy drums and a melodic chorus that will have you nodding your head and tapping your toe no end, another brilliant solo from Aldrich adds a little extra spice to this one. “Cascade” is a kicking rocker that is thick on riffs with staccato drumming and deep bass, Hughes’s vocals are silky smooth and Aldrich again drops a tasty solo, this is a gem. “Not Human” is a killer track with cool riffs, a funky drum and bass beat and a chorus that is unbelievably catchy, another of the many standout tracks on here. The album closes with the bluesy “Roll On”, a song that allows Hughes to showcase his amazing vocals and the band’s ability to go from hard rock to soft and delicate, a nice way to end the album.