SNAKES IN PARADISE – Step Into the Light
The music ranges from melodic and gentle to bombastic and face-melting, which is to say that it does sound electrifying in a few places, but at the same time it often comes across as annoyingly saccharine and hopelessly cliched. It is not that it is bloated or pompous, but it goes without saying that one could have hoped for a much more cohesive and coherent album in terms of musical quality. The potential and talent are all there, but "Step Into the Light" is ultimately a disappointing output and quite far from the kick-ass rock album that I was hoping for. Fans of loud 80s hard rock might want to check "Wings of Steel", "Silent Sky", "If I Ever See the Sun Again", and "Life’s Been Good to You and Me" out as they possess fire and energy, but the album as a whole is a letdown and hardly as thrilling and exciting as it could have been.