Simply one of the greatest guitar oriented hard rock albums of all time (though not instrumental).
Jordan Macarus can be really proud of his stunning abilities
in guitar playing (and composing as well).
Though it was released in 1982 you shouldn't expect a heavy metal sound,
it's more a 70's hard rock album that came out a little late.
Winterhawk are often compared to Rush, because of Doug Brown's voice
that reminds of Geddy Lee, but to me there are not many things in common musically.
Winterhawk play their hard rock straighter, though inspired melodies
and variety in compositions are not absent at all.
Macarus enjoys lengthy tracks with shifting mood and ofcourse
lenghty guitar solos, you can enjoy both in Free to live,
the 9 minute long epic that closes the album.
Other highlights are Revival and period of change, but actually all songs are really good
and they get better when Macarus steps in to play his solo(s)!
03 Period of change
04 Can't see the forest for the tree
06 Ace in the hole
07 Free to live