There may still be two months until we usher in 2009 but here at rushonrock we believe we’ve unearthed the record of the year. Yes, there may have been mighty releases by Def Leppard, Whitesnake, AC/DC and Metallica during the past 10 months but none quite comes up to scratch when set against Tesla’s Forever More.

A top 40 smash in the US it’s not released here for another 10 days. But when it is make sure you don’t miss out. This is the record Bon Jovi have been trying to make for the past two decades but it’s heavy enough to keep the harder rockers perfectly happy. The anthemic So What! is one of the tunes of the year and the trademark ballads are typically glossy.

We’ll save the details until a full review the night before release (November 9 on Frontiers) but if you hear a better album than this before Christmas we want to know about it!