The best melodic rock you can buy this month

Dave Ling on the latest releases from Pink Cream 69, Heaven and Earth, Babylon AD, Target and Sweet & Lynch

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Pink Cream 69 - Headstrong

Heaven And Earth - Hard To Kill

Featuring the world-class vocals of Joe Retta, Heaven And Earth set the bar sky-high with their 2013 album Dig. With new album Hard To Handle, from the Burn-esque Hard To Kill to the simmering LA Blues and the chest-beating Monster, the Los Angeles band once again deliver an irresistible Hammond organ- and Stratocaster-driven reminder of why the 1970s was such a special era. (910)

Babylon AD - Revelation Highway

Target - In Range

Sweet & Lynch - Unified

Dave Ling

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.