Well, Deep Purple had a noticably different (matching the times) sound post-reunion as it was, but this album sounds different even from the ones around it. It’s the “Machine Head” lineup, but with Ian Gillan replaced on vocals with Joe Lynn Turner, who has a very different style – Turner has a smoother, crooner rock voice like David Coverdale (I’ve noticed Blackmore never tried to find another singer in the Gillan vein when he worked with different singers in Purple!). The band similarly seems toned down to match – this album doesn’t seem to have the kick of “Perfect Strangers” or “Battle Rages On”. So, if your looking for more like that you won’t find it here! But, the songs are good hard rock more in the style of mid/early 80’s Whitesnake, and I rather like this album now I’ve gotten used to it for what it is.