REECE – Resilient Heart

REECE - Resilient Heart
  • 6/10
    REECE - Resilient Heart - 6/10


Mighty Music
Release date: November 9, 2018

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Resilient Heart is the newest solo effort from former Accept/Bonfire front man David Reece, his second as a solo artist under the REECE moniker. A mix of bass led Melodic Metal with some edges and straightforward AOR Hard Rock, the thirteen songs don’t offer much in terms of innovation but the bluesy drive and spirit of the album offers enough energy to keep listeners engaged. Songs like “Ain’t Got The Balls” and the quite good “Wicked City Blues” invite favorable comparisons to early Whitesnake (especially the ones with garish airbrushed covers like Come An’ Get It and Lovehunter).

Follow-up piano power ballad “Forest Through The Trees” also has more than a touch of Whitesnake—or at least David Coverdale, whose career and catalogue is filled with similarly introspective slow songs. Two singles have been released in support of the album thus far—“Any Time At All” is both the album’s best cut and Reece’s best vocal performance; “Perfect Apocalypse” features Reece’s band rocking harder than on most of the tracks.

The promotional material suggests that “Perfect Apocalypse” has an Iron Maiden vibe, although the track (and the next one, the gripping and swift “Live Before You Die”) sound more like the material that Dickinson’s Skunkworks band produced. Resilient Heart isn’t going to be an album that will inspire anyone to rush out and force the unconverted to listen to it, but it is solid enough to earn  repeated listens.



  • Daniel Waters

    Daniel was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. Iron Maiden’s Piece Of Mind wasn’t the first Metal album he owned, but it was the one that lifted the lid off his soul when he received the record as a gift on his 15th birthday. He's been a Metal fan ever since. He's probably best known as the author of various Young Adult novels such as the Generation Dead series and the ghost story Break My Heart 1,000 Times, now also a major motion picture entitled I Still See You, starring Bella Thorne. Writing and music, especially Heavy Metal music, has always been inextricably linked in his mind and career. His first paid gig doing any type of writing was for Cemetery Dance, where he wrote a horror-themed music column called Dead Beats, and when he was writing the first Generation Dead novel he had a ritual where he started his writing day with a Metal playlist that kicked off with “Crushing Belial” by Shadows Fall.

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