Released: Sep 2012
Label: Frontiers Records
The combination of pop-metal guitars, some tough riffage and decidedly effective melodicism at the chorus that made Dokken famous during the dark days of hair metal come charging to the surface in the second track, "Best of Me," and follow-up "Blind" on this, their 11th studio outing. Dokken were always the best of the bunch back when there was just too much spandex, and their bent towards innovation amid all-encompassing commercial viability is something that still defines their music. That means they're as resilient as hell, or maybe Don Dokken just really likes singing power ballads.