2014 release from Dion Bayman.
Dion Bayman – All vocals, instruments and production.
Artist location: Australia.
5 out of 5 stars rating.
Reviewed by David.
- The Great Unknown.
- I Remember.
- You And I.
- Into My Arms.
- You Might Think I Don’t Want You (You’re Wrong).
- Never Fade Away.
- Morning Light.
Dion Bayman is likely a name that is unfamiliar to most of you, which is a shame. This Australian rocker is fantastic with his pop infused melodic rock.
I ran across him upon the release of his second album, “Smoke And Mirrors”, an album that has some great songs on it and was a very good record and certainly influenced me into buying this album. However while “Smoke And Mirrors” had some great moments on it, “Afterburn” is even stronger with it’s relentless onslaught of infectious songs and fantastic vocals.
One thing that is quickly apparent listening to Bayman, is his ability to write very catchy melodies. He had it on “Smoke And Mirrors” but manages to make every track on this new album a winner without a single filler track. Just listen to a song like my personal favorite, Stronger (see the link near the top of the page to hear it), and you will see what I mean.
In like manner of artists like Johnny Lima, Dion Bayman is full of talent and not only writes all and produces here but also is the man behind all of the instruments. It is truly a sad testament to the music industry that such talented artists are not well known and huge hits like they deserve. Instead we get the crapfest that pervades our radios of shit “artists” that can barely sing, much less write, produce or play a single instrument, while artists like this are left to self publish there music and struggle to get known period, yet still continually put out extremely strong music.
Very highly recommended for anyone that enjoys melodic pop/rock in the vein of artists like Rick Springfield, or just good, catchy music period. Pick this release up. Not only will you help support a man that obviously does this for the love of music, but you will be getting one hell of a great record that likely won’t leave your player anytime soon.
The Great Unknown.
Into My Arms.
You Might Think I Don’t Want You (You’re Wrong).