The number three seems to be quite significant for Gus as he decided to record his third solo album with a power trio consisted of Denis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Unisonic) and Will Hunt (Evanescence).
When I first read about the collaboration with Ward on this album, as Firewind’s “Immortal” came first, I thought that the songs were going to be more classic, but that’s not the case at all, since the direction on “Fearless” is more modern and American, but always melodic. The song that got me at once was “Chances”, which I think is totally characteristic of the album. In general, you can’t really say that this album is pure metal, but neither hard rock. The balance is delicate and in the end none prevails over the other.
Ward’s raspy voice which might remind you of Ozzy (“Letting Go”), he is not a classic singer but he puts a lot of guts and feeling to his vocals and his performance fits like a glove on every song.
Other songs that I thought stand out were “Don’t Tread On Me”, “Last Of My Kind” and the instrumental “Fearless” on a modern, tight and well-crafted album.