|All Artists: Bonfire|
Title: Point Blank
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bmg Int'l
Release Date: 4/25/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
It's a fuel to the fire
burc uygurmen | istanbul Turkey | 02/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Real good hard rock album with 17 songs.You can find anything from slow to the rock hard in one.Ý't the only bonfire album in my collection but i think its good enough to demonstrate the style.The rock hard tracks like 1,5,7,14,13 will really add fuel to your fire."
Bonfire keeps serving them up
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 05/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bonfire had a tough act to follow when they released their 1989 album Point Blank. The band's previous album Fireworks was a fantastic release that many to this day consider their best. Fortunately the music on Point Blank lives up to the standard set on Fireworks.
Bonfire definitely didn't skimp out on song selection with this album. Even tossing out the brief interlude-type tracks "Minestrone" and "Jungle Call", you still get a whopping 15 new songs in the same hard rocking vein as Fireworks. That's almost as many songs as the band's first two albums combined, and there really isn't much in the way of filler. Behind-the-scenes veterans Jack Ponti and Desmond Child help out with the songwriting, which adds an extra punch to an already talented songwriting band, and the band is once again in top form, led by those signature Claus Lessmann vocals.
Point Blank is the third consecutive high quality melodic rock album from Bonfire, a band that has really come to define the German hard rock sound. This is glorious 80's party rock like they just don't make anymore. If you're a fan of 80's rock and (like me) somehow missed Bonfire back in the day, do yourself a favor and check them out. You'll be glad you did!"
Red hot party rock
Paul Lawrence | Australia | 03/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Can only give this four stars because of some issues I mention later on. But for now let's talk about the positives. First a fine production job. Not to mention that this band know how to play. Here they were aiming at some sort of hair metal party audience and perhaps they were just a little too heavy for that crowd.
Ultimately though stuff like Bang Down the Door and Waste No Time really do set the tone for the whole ablum. Things really get a musical roll on with Hard On Me. A five star release if this level had of been maintained. However dud instrumentals like Minestroni and the fact that 17 tracks is about 6/7 too many do bring things down.
Gimme Some, track 11, is another highlight and what really sets this mob apart is the fact that the vocals courtesy of Clauss Lessmenn have some grunt to them, not some sort of audio honey being poured into your ear (yes I'm talking 'bout Danger Danger etc). This guy has a full bodied voice and the band can really crank. This band should of been on a winning forumala given their penchant for seriously fun tunes mixed with music hard enough to get the committed hard rocker nodding their heads.
The experiment didn't work commercially, which is a pity as the band should of been onto something here."