I almost never give an album a 1-star rating, largely because I have pretty good luck picking albums that suit my tastes. It hurts even more to give such a low rating to a band I used to love, but honestly that's all TNT deserves for their 2008 album Atlantis.
Atlantis is the band's second album with Tony Mills (ex-Shy) on vocals, but the album's flaws aren't (entirely) the fault of Mills, who I think is a more than adequate replacement for Tony Harnell. The problem with Atlantis is that it doesn't sound remotely like a TNT album. The band's reputation is based on a series of well-written, hard-hitting melodic rock albums, and Atlantis is simply not in that category. I really don't know how to describe this album. It doesn't rock...I mean, at all. It's sort of poppy, sort of trippy, and is full of just plain weird vocal harmonies. You barely hear Ronnie Le Tekro's guitar at all, and when you do it's not delivering hooks or melodies. I think TNT was trying to make an album that sounded like Queen and Cheap Trick, but they failed miserably.
I wasn't expecting another Tell No Tales or My Religion, but I was hoping for something recognizable as TNT. Whatever this is, it isn't TNT. They really should have come up with a different band name if they were going to abandon the classic TNT sound so completely. TNT fans are much better off skipping this album and checking out what Tony Harnell is up to in Starbreaker. That band's latest album (Love's Dying Wish) should be enough to erase Atlantis from your mind.