W.E.T. – Retransmission

W.E.T. - Retransmission
  • 9.8/10
    W.E.T. - Retransmission - 9.8/10


Frontiers Music
Release date: January 22, 2021

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10.0:         Cannot be improved! Perfect, instant classic! Essential in any record collection.
9.5 – 9.9:  Fantastic, spectacular and outstanding!
9.0 – 9.4:  Amazing release! It just lacks that little extra spice to make it perfect.
8.5 – 8.9:  Exceptional release! Will likely rank among top ten albums of the year.
8.0 – 8.4:  Great release! It has many different qualities.
7.5 – 7.9:  Above average! It is an enjoyable release.
7.0 – 7.4:  It is not brilliant, but has many strong points.
6.0 – 6.9:  It has its moments, but is not that strong.
5.0 – 5.9:  Slightly above average, does not stand out. Good outweighs bad by just a little.
4.0 – 4.9:  Just below average, bad outweighs good by just a little.
3.0 – 3.9:  Mediocre. There might be a song or a performance that is enjoyable, but that is it.
2.0 – 2.9:  Very weak! There might be a light at the end of the tunnel, too many flaws.
1.0 – 1.9:  This release gives the word “terrible” new meaning.
0.1 – 0.9:  Awful! Avoid at all cost. There is nothing good to say about this release.


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The Backstory:

W.E.T. (W – Work of Art, E – Eclipse, T – Talisman) is a supergroup built from three of the premier acts on the Italian record label Frontiers Music. They released their debut self-titled album in 2009. From there W.E.T. released two more studio albums and a live album. 2021 sees the release of their 4th album Retransmission.

[Listen to our Jeff Scott Soto interview HERE]

The Album:

“Big Boys Don’t Cry” kicks things off with driving rhythms and loads of melody. It’s inspiring in its message about picking yourself back up after you fall. Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto is at his passionate and emotional best on “The Moment of Truth.” There’s an awesome guitar solo at the break. “The Call of the Wild” keeps the energy flowing as Soto and his melodic crew play off of each other expertly.

“Got to Be About Love” starts off with soft clean guitar notes and builds to a powerful chorus about working through the hard times in a relationship. “How Far to Babylon” has a funky soldiers marching beat to it that will have you tapping your foot and nodding your head in no time. The chorus is undeniably catchy. “Coming Home” may be a euphemism for life on the road coming to a halt during the lockdowns. It’s an impassioned plea to Soto’s love that he’s left lonely while on the road.

“What Are You Waiting For” is about two love forces brought together for the first time, with each one of them waiting for the other to make the first move. While it walks the line of a ballad, the pace and delivery has a lot of punch. “One of Final Kiss” is the most melodic way to tell someone to take a hike.

The Verdict:

The core members of W.E.T have all released albums in the last couple of years; Sall with Work Of Art – Exhibits (2109), Martensson with Eclipse – Paradigm (2019) and Soto solo – Wide Awake in My Dream Land (2020). All three of these albums are certainly high points in the band’s catalog and display all that Melodic Rock is supposed to be about.

By bringing these three forces together once again on Retransmission, W.E.T. have created an album that sets the bar for the rest of 2021 in their genre. And it’s only the first month! Soto and company have made some great albums together in the past, but this one tops them all. They may have even set the bar too high for themselves down the road.



  1. Big Boys Don’t Cry
  2. The Moment Of Truth
  3. The Call Of The Wild
  4. Got To Be About Love
  5. Beautiful Game
  6. How Far To Babylon
  7. Coming Home
  8. What Are You Waiting For
  9. You Better Believe It
  10. How Do I Know
  11. One Final Kiss

W.E.T. is

Jeff Scott Soto: Lead Vocals
Erik Martensson: Rhythm Guitar & Keyboards
Robert Säll: Keys and Guitar
Magnus Henriksson: Lead Guitar
Andreas Passmark: Bass Guitar
Robban Bäck: Drums


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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