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Artist: Frontline

Title: Against the World

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Category: AOR

Year: 2002

Label: Avalon Records (Japan)

Catalog Number: MICP-10308

Personnel

Robby Boebel guitars, keyboards, programming
Stephan Kaemmerer lead and backing vocals
Thomas Bauer bass
Rami Ali drums
Chris Lausmann additional live guitar and keyboards

Tracks

1.  Against the World  5:21
2.  My Destiny  3:29
3.  Lightning Eyes  4:39
4.  Time Stood Still  4:49
5.  I Don't Know  4:52
6.  Man With a Broken Heart  4:45
7.  One Night  4:16
8.  You Should Know Me  5:12
9.  Don't Break My Pride  3:53
10.  Change His Life  4:57
11.  Any Other Way  4:47
12.  Shelter Me  4:49
  
Total Running Time:  55:49

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EPs and CD-singles from Frontline are also welcome to be added, as long as they are at least 4 songs in length.




Existing comments about this CD

From: Reno Date: February 24, 2003 at 3:35
If you liked The State of Rock by Frontline, then you'll also like this cd. A little more modern sounding but still very melodic and the production is great. Steve Perry/Ted Poley style vocals with "Journey on crank" musicianship. 9/10

From: koogles Date: February 24, 2003 at 3:50
Better than the Right Attitude, not quite up to The State of Rock. I still say Stephan's vocals don't cut through enough.

From: M. Allen Date: March 3, 2003 at 5:35
Following "The State of Rock," it was disappointing to hear FRONTLINE shy away from melodic hard rock in favor of a more AOR-oriented approach, but thankfully, on "Right Attitude," they have rectified this error and returned a hard rock edge to their sound, meaning fans should be lining up in droves to get their copies of this excellent album. The guitars actually have some bite this time around, making this CD a welcome addition to the world of melodic hard rock.

From: choykifox Date: March 18, 2003 at 14:28
oh my god! this album has everything i like from aor to hard rock, great production, great songs, great choruses, frontline never dissapoints me, i always get what i pay for and more...check "i don't know", "man with a broken heart" and... man, check the whole album!....

From: JEFF OLSZEWSKI Date: March 20, 2003 at 23:34
IM A HUGE FRONTLINE FAN SEARCHING TO FINE ANY LIVE CONCERTS ON VHS OR ANY FRONTLINE MEMORIBILIA LIKE POSTERS,PHOTOS,TOURBOOKS, AUTOGRAPHS.IM WILLING TO PAY GOOD MONEY FOR THOSE WHO CAN FINE.E-MAIL ME AT HEAVYMETAL532@YAHOO.COM

From: MButt Date: April 8, 2003 at 20:05
Not as good as the state of rock, but what is, pretty damn good though! worth checking out!

From: Jayglam@hotmail Date: April 12, 2003 at 5:30
Frontline rules.

From: rocket ron Date: October 30, 2003 at 9:06
Great album but production could be better.Vocals lost in the mix and bass / drums drown them out - hence only 9/10.This band has potential to be the best rock group in the world.

From: pablo Date: January 15, 2004 at 10:47
Grandioso disco de estos alemanes que nunca decepcionan ,de lo mejor que ha salido en aņos

From: DAVIDE Date: March 21, 2004 at 7:46
STESSO DISCORSO DI "STATE OF ROCK": UN SUPER ALBUM!!! BELLISSIMI DAVVERO QUESTI 2 ALBUM, I MIGLIORI DI LORO!!

From: Kristian Date: April 9, 2004 at 13:16
The vocals on this CD are pitifull... So good music but the singers voice spoils this album.

From: VLADI-BG Date: May 8, 2004 at 4:57
My favorite Frontline's album."I Don't Know","Don't Break My Pride","Change His Life","Shelter Me"-GREAT AOR SONGS FOR ROMANTIC HEARTS!

From: wicked man Date: May 14, 2004 at 11:44
"Time stood still" reminds me a lot of Def Leppard's "White Lightning" but I would say that these guys make better music than the Leps... outstanding album, my favourite from them! Kickin ass to ALL the american bands and to ALL those shitty Frontiers releases out nowadays!

From: Rycheage Date: June 24, 2004 at 23:15
Standout tracks include the very AOR 'My Destiny'. Those stabbing keys bringing back reminders of the 1982-83 era. The opening bars from 'Lightning Eyes' sound so familiar, yet Frontline put their own impressive take on it. 'A Man With A Broken Heart' flows out of mid-tempo mode, and as you would expect with the song-title, emotion is key. Not up to their classic "The State Of Rock", but then again what is? This is above average stuff, not in the classic class though. Worth getting.

From: Geoff Date: August 3, 2004 at 22:59
I must say I love this site and have no bad words to say about it, but I was appalled to see this album wasn't even listed in the best of 2002! That said, it is my personal favourite melodic hard rock release of that year, perhaps my favourite Frontline album of all, and an absolute gem! No trace of a filler, 'I don't know' is melodic perfection and the rest are killer as well. My one question about the posts here. Why do so many list 'State of rock as the best Frontline album? ...

From: Geoff Date: August 3, 2004 at 23:01
cont... It is a cool CD, but IMO easily surpassed by EVERY Frontline release afterwards. EASILY! They get heavier with each release, the riffs become tighter and ballsier, the songs better. Just seems odd to me a good melodic hard rock release would be rated higher than a bunch of outstanding melodic hard rock releases!!! Still, superb band either way.

From: John Date: September 17, 2004 at 5:27
It's a really big surprise for me to read that this CD is not like "State Of Rock". There can be no comparison between these two gems! Both of them are classic AOR albums, with every song better than the previous one! "Against The World" is one of the best albums of the scene and Frontline show the way to the other bands. Great production, mature and inspired songs, great vocals and players. Especially the guitars sound like they' ve come down from heaven! I raise my hat...

From: al676677 Date: August 5, 2005 at 14:12
Man, FRONTLINE kicks major ass!!!! Man, the song "Don't break my pride" is one of the best mid tempo melodic songs, it's just great how these guys manage to make so beatiful and clean music. The voice is clear, the guitars are well placed whete they gotta be, and the KEYS man, I just love the keyboards sound!!.. Check FRONTLINE you'll be amazed what you can discover.... This music chills my bones!... Cheers from MONTERREY MEXICO

From: juan carlos Date: September 14, 2005 at 22:05
muy buen disco! la melodia, los teclados, la voz melodiosa y la produccion.. Aor con mucha fuerza. hay muy buenos temas, me encantan la 5,6,8,9 y la 10. se aleja un poco al heroes la cual era mas aor puro; este es mas fuerton. concuerdo con geoff en que este es el mejor album de frontline, aunque sin olvidarme del "heroes".. sin duda sus 2 mejores albums. 9.5/10.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: February 20, 2006 at 14:24
Another big ass sounding record from Frontline. Consistently great, that's what these guys are. And to al676677's comment about keys. I'm not a huge keyboard fan by any stretch but damned if it doesn't just put the icing on the cake. Journey comparisons are inevitable, but dare I say that these guys are just a bit more consistent?

From: Carlos A. Date: June 24, 2006 at 13:13
Extraordinario disco AOR-HARDOROCK de estos alemanes con un estilo personal que se repite en sus anteriores albums y que se mantiene al menos hasta su ultimo trabajo llamado CIRCLES. tiene claras influencias de Journey y Survivor en los teclados en plan algo mas hard y una buena dosis de aor comercial. este disco a mi parecer es mejor que los anteriores... solo escuchen My Destiny, I Don't Know o Don't Break My Pride y se pondran EUFORICOS al tope...Saludos desde Trujillo Peru. 9/10

From: eighties Date: July 26, 2006 at 13:20
I'm just listening to this one, and I have to say that it's a very very good effort.Very Aor-oriented, in the vein of DARE. Each song is awesome. Congratulations to this deutch band. I would like to know how many copies of the cd this band is able to sell. Un caro saluto a Davide, č davvero raro trovare qualche italiano appassionato di aor/melodic rock.

From: Melo Date: April 6, 2007 at 10:21
Tja,Hammer Teil mal wieder,muss ich schon sagen ! Die Band entwickelt sich zunehmend zu nem absoluten Fave meinerseits.Bin absolut begeistert ! Nur weiter so ! 9 fette Punkte,wer was anderes behauptet,hat keine Ahnung von geiler Mucke !

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 11, 2007 at 12:23
Great Melodic Hard Rock/AOR, Frontline desde los 94 para arriba es una por no decir la banda mas esperada en la escena Melodica y AOR a la hora de nuevos albums en mi caso es la banda que mas espero con ansias un nuevo material claro al lado de gente como Jaded Heart, Street Talk, Heartland o Phil Vincent por nombrar unos cuantos de lo mejor que llevan buen tiempo hasta estos dias sacando calidad Don't Break My Pride, Change His Life, My Destiny, One Night... 10/10 Imprescindible.

From: coverdale14 Date: September 18, 2007 at 19:47
SOY UN GRAN FAN DE LOS FRONTLINE HE ESCUCHADO TODA SU DISCOGRAFIA Y PARA MI LOS 3 MEJORES VAN EN ORDEN.AGAINST THE WORLD ABRE CON UN HARD-AOR CLASICO AL PURO ESTILO SELLO ALEMANIA,MY DESTINY EMPIEZA LA MELODIA,LIGTHNING EYES DE LA MISMA MANERA, TIME STOOD STILL HARD-AOR,I DON'T KNOW DE MIS FAVORITAS, MAN WITH A BROKEN HEART PARA MI DE LAS MEJORES BALADAS QUE HAN HECHO JUNTO CON AQUELLA ANOTHER LOVE DEL GENIAL 1 CD, ONE NIGHT QUE PEGADIZA SE TE QUEDA GRABADA POR SEMANAS.

From: coverdale14 Date: September 18, 2007 at 19:49
YOU SHOULD KNOW ME OTRA GRAN CANCION DE MIS FAVORITAS. Y EN GENERAL UN DISCO PARA DISFRUTAR COMO SOLO LOS FRONTLINE LO PUEDEN HACER. LARGA VIDA AL HARD-AOR Y POR SUPUESTO ALOS FRONTLINE.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 22, 2011 at 22:31
For me this one is not as good as "Right Attitude" but still delivers great tracks!!!..."My Destiny","Lightning Eyes","I Don't Know"(great!),"Man With A Broken Heart"(solid ballad)& "One Night" are the best ones for me in here...tracks 11 & 12 are bonus tracks that first appeared on the "Right Attitude" release and are simply awesome ones!!!...85/100

From: ROBERT Date: November 9, 2013 at 17:38
I DON'T KNOW cover of FOREIGNER SON (HEART TURNS TO STONE)


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