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World Trade - Unify album review

The best Melodic Rock you can get this month

Cover art for World Trade - Unify album

Although two of their number went on to become members of Unruly Child, World Trade were always too proggy for the AOR fans, and too AOR for the prog rockers. Now back after an absence of more than two decades, this third album is largely insipid, bland and disastrously one-paced. The rather anaemic vocals of Billy Sherwood are a further handicap.

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’.