tWO Fires Burning Bright (Clique) FOR FANS OF: Journey, Foreigner, Styx QQQQ lead singer Kevin chalfant is a dead ringer for steve perry and it just so happens his last band, the storm, featured three members of Journey. now fronting two fires, he collaborates with Gregg Rolie and neal schon (both of Journey and santana fame) for the mid-tempo melodic rock gem “some things are Better left unsaid” and chuck Giacinto (from the faith-based band final Quest) on “all for one,” a patriotic anthem that puts the focus back on America’s foundation and principles. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “All For One” miKe Farris and the CumBerland saints The night the Cumberland Came Alive (E One) FOR FANS OF: Marty Stuart, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show QQQQ Between his time leading secular sensations the screamin’ cheetah Wheelies and a critically lauded solo career, Mike farris certainly needs no introduction. on his latest six track ep (which benefits nashville flood victims), the singer/songwriter turns in an electricity-doused blend of old time gospel and blues cut in the classic tradition of his debut disc Salvation In Lights, once again loaded with gut-wrenching passion and overflowing optimism, plus a little jam-infused help from some pals in old crow Medicine show, the Mccrary sisters and the Roseland Rhythm Revue. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Dear Lazarus” alter Bridge AB iii (Alter Bridge Recordings/EMI) FOR FANS OF: Shinedown QQQ life after creed hasn’t been as successful minus scott stapp for the members of Alter Bridge, but AB III aims to change that with an album that wrestles with doubting the absolute truth the band was raised with. “isolation” properly introduces this heavier version of Alter Bridge with strong lead vocals from Myles Kennedy and searing riffs from Mark tremonti. “Words darker than their Wings” lets the light in a bit at album’s end, but AB III sits heavy on the musical palette and keeps Alter Bridge relevant in the modern rock scene. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Isolation” CrOssOver revieWs Crossover 48 CCM