Sure it's been a while after a full-length studio album of Danger Danger was released and fans were only treated with live and rarities record, but this time, Bruno Ravel and Steve West decided to ask the original singer, Ted Poley, to rejoin the camp, and "Revolve" was completed in 2009, displaying a mighty return of the American melodic rock giant. The songs arrangement are still trusted on the hands of Ravel/West combo, the eleven killer tracks will take you back to their glorious days, but this time, with a fresh contemporary touch without losing the classic feel, to give you an updated sound.
I must admit Poley's voice isn't as high as he used to be and strangely he sounded like Joe Elliot here, but Danger Danger is always about Poley, even though I could imagine how great it'd be if Laine handles the mic here. The peak of the album is at the middle, starting from "Hearts on The Highway" with a classic groove and gigantic chorus, one of the best melodic rock track of the year; the heart-throbbing acoustical thang of "Fugitive"; and the anthemic "Keep On Keepin' On" with Marcello's fantastic solos. My other favorite tracks here are the opener, "That's What I'm Talking About", the classic melodic rock with alternative rock feel of "Rocket To Your Heart", the Def Leppard-influenced chant of "F.U.$", and the beautiful ballad of "Never Give Up".
"Revolve" marked a magnificent come back by Danger Danger after a long eight years of waiting since Cockroach and a 20 years anniversary celebration of the band. This record has the capacity of recapturing Poley-era's magical moment of the first two albums, but even though this no way could beat the classics, "Revolve" is a big proof that Danger Danger still capable of making a lot of tremendous songs. Highly recommended and definitely belongs to the list of Greatest Albums of Year 2009.