Label: Art Of Melody Music/Burning Minds Music Group
Three similar bands: Bon Jovi/Dokken/Treat

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm
01. Going Your Way
02. Angels Come, Angels Go
03. Waiting For Another Man
04. Everybody Needs To Be Loved
05. A Dream Coming True
06. Looking At You
07. Pearly Gates
08. Jenny (I'm Bringing You Down)
09. Still Waiting
10. Fight Again


Satin - Vocals, all instruments

Satin (2014)
It’s About Time (2017)


Recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by Satin
Photos: Thormod Lindberg, Tommy Nilsen
Recorded at SolysMa Studio, Norway

Released 2022-10-14
Reviewed 2022-10-29

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Tom Satin is a Norwegian melodic rock/AOR dude with two albums under his own name before this third one called Appetition. It is an album where Satin has done everything, recording, singing, and the production stuff, therefore there is no one but himself responsible for the result, good or bad. So, what is it?

It is AOR, or melodic rock, it is made to standard formats of said genre. Surprises are few, or none. The vocals are good, but nothing that stands out from many other good singers in the genre. The same can be said about the production, it is the same polished style as is very coming within the AOR labelled bands. Same goes for the song styles with the catchy hit-wannabees, some attempts at arena rock, and the obligatory soft touches like ballads. Decent playing time over ten tracks as well.

It is not the most exciting album ever, but it works well with good songs, melodies, etc. It is a very accessible album that should be easy to like. The backside of that accessibility is sometimes repetitiveness, and that is certainly true about this album, some of the songs are embarrassingly repetitive. But in the best moments this album is also great, and overall it is a good album to listen to, I have enjoyed listening to it despite some tracks being way too repetitive for my taste.

The song writing leaves a bit to be desired, Satin if more skilled as a recorder than a writer. I guess the repetitive nature can also be attributed to the one-man-band concept, having no one to steer you right can lead you to doing some things really badly. Overall though it should be a worthwhile album for anyone into the melodic rock of AOR genre, there is a lot to like on this album so why not focus more on the great stuff instead of what is not so great? Could be worth checking out this one.