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Tuesday
Aug072012

Tyketto - Dig In Deep

Tyketto are back with their first new studio release in 17 years.  The band have just released their 6th album Dig In Deep.  The band has been around 20+ years, but has been on and off again since the mid-90's. They just recently stabilized in 2008 and have been going strong ever since.  Tyketto is one of those bands that you scratch your head at, because there is no reason they were never bigger than they actually got.  I know the dreaded Grunge killed them..sigh...  Hopefully with this new release they will get some of the acclaim they much deserve.

 Dig In Deep is a different animal than past releases, to an extent, because the sound is reminiscent of vocalist's Danny Vaughn's solo work.  I think the reason for this is because the sound and vibe of the record is heavier than past releases.  No complaints here.  The CD starts off strong with the rocking opener Faithless.  It is a mid-tempo rocker backed by a killer riff.  Another track that should blow your doors, is the track The Fight Left In Me.  It is also a mid-tempo rocker that comes out the gate with some blistering axe work from guitarist Brooke St. James.  The ripping on this tune will definitely raise an eyebrow and throw you into air-guitar mode.  Dig In Deep offers a nice variety of rockers and ballads.  The songs are well crafted and memorable.  It is a nice return from the band, which will leave you craving more.

Bottom LineTyketto are back showing that they can still do it.  A nice variety of melodic hard rockers that will stay with you.  One that will stay in the deck for awhile.

Standout Tracks: Faithless. The Fight Left in Me, Sound Off and Here's Hoping It Hurts.

-Ragman is glad to see this band come back in a big way.

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