When TNT announced Tony Mills as the new singer of TNT back in 2006, I couldn’t have been more excited. While I hated to see Tony Harnell leave, I have always enjoyed Tony Mills vocals in Shy. I thought he would be a good replacement. I have to admit that I didn’t love the first couple of releases with Mills as the singer. I thought the releases A New Territory, and Atlantis were ok at best.
I feared that with Tony Mills having a heart attack last August that the band wouldn’t be to continue with Mills as the singer. Luckily, the band has returned in 2011, with their latest effort A Farewell to Arms. I can happily say that this IS the TNT CD I have been waiting for. Tony Mills voice soars to new heights, and Ronnie Le Tekro’s playing is absolutely fantastic! This is the TNT sound that fans love. To my ears, A Farewell to Arms is a return to form by TNT.
A Farewell to Arms starts off with a heavy rocker “Engine” that will rip your face off. TNT obviously has something to prove with this album and “Engine” is the song that says “Hey, we are back to kick your ass!” The band doesn’t stop rocking after “Engine” either. This CD is packed full with a bunch of heavy rockers. In fact, TNT doesn’t slow it down on the CD until the brief instrumental track “Signature of A Demon’s Self Portrait”. There are some extremely catchy songs on this disc, with “Take It Like A Man – Woman”, “Barracuda” and “Don’t Misunderstand Me” amongst my favorites on the CD.
TNT sounds completely re-energized with A Farewell To Arms. I don’t think I have heard Tony Mills sing like this since the Shy England offering Misspent Youth. Ronnie Le Torko’s playing is going to have all of the heavy guitar fans going nuts.
It may be early in 2011, but there is no doubt in my mind that TNT’s A Farewell To Arms will be one of the top CD’s of the year. If you are a TNT fan, lover of hair metal, or heavy rock, you gotta check this CD out!
For more information on TNT, check out the band’s website: www.tnttheband.com. You can check out three of the samples from “A Farewell To Arms” below! You can purchase A Farewell To Arms at this link.
3. Ship In The Night
4. Take It Like A Man – Woman
7. Signature On A Demon’s Self Portrait
8. Don’t Misunderstand Me
9. A Farewell To Arms
10. Someone Else
11. God Natt, Marie
12. Harley Davidson (European bonus track)
Tony Mills – Vocals
Ronnie Le Tekro – Guitars
Victor Borge – Bass
Diesel Dahl – Drums