Fair Warning – 4

Fair Warning – 4

Fair Warning continues to write strong songs and the band show no show no signs of stagnation on their 4th studio release simply titled “4”.   While the German band has been together for 8 years and is very well known and respected throughout Europe and especially Japan, very little is known of the band in the USA except for diehard melodic rock fans.  Fair Warning has done what most bands fail to do, that being creating their own, unique sound within the genre of hard rock music.  “Heart On The Run” is a strong leadoff song featuring Tommy Heart (ex V2, ex Zeno, Uli Jon Roth) on vocals.  The song has the feel of Hardline and Journey while maintaining the classic Fair Warning sound.  In Japan, the song reached #1 on the rock charts and remained there for 3 weeks.

”Break Free” is the type of ballad that recalls Winger’s “Miles Away”.  “Forever” is a soaring rocker that features the twin guitars of Helge Engelke (ex Zeno) and Andy Malecek complimented by a strong keyboard line underneath.

The band itself mixed and produced the 13 song CD and the results are most positive.  Fair Warning has once again recorded a CD that allows for all the musicians to shine without having one individual dominate the sound.  With their 4th CD, Fair Warning – “4” follows in the fine tradition of previous studio releases “Fair Warning”, “Rainmaker”, and “Go!” by delivering a powerful release of classic AOR / melodic hard rock.