ISSA – Run With the Pack
There is nothing wrong with the musicianship nor the production values, but even after repeated listens the song material does not really stick or linger in the back of one’s mind, and that is what is so frustrating about this one. There is no experimentation or anything akin to that present on the album, which is all well and fine, but "Run With the Pack" does come across as an awfully generic album that lacks a musical identity and style of its own. Issa is undoubtedly a good vocalist with a talent for writing hooks as well as melodies that are easy on the ear, but this album of hers never really takes off and delivers any highlights. As such, it is a forgettable affair. Musically and stylistically speaking, this record is quite similar to a lot of those other melodic hard rock/classic rock/AOT releases on Frontiers, only this one is less interesting and captivating than the majority of those releases.