2004's Worlds Apart was the second and final release from UK melodic rockers Pulse. Pulse, which features members of Bob Catley's supporting band, delivers a polished, classy brand of AOR that obviously draws inspiration from classic bands like Journey and Foreigner. I also hear a fair amount of FM and maybe Lost Weekend in their sound.
"Solid" is the word that comes to mind listening to Worlds Apart. The musicianship, vocals, songwriting and production are all perfectly solid, if workmanlike. The whole album is smooth and totally enjoyable, but it's not very dynamic and doesn't leave much of an impression once the disc stops spinning.
It may not be anything new under the sun, but Worlds Apart is still a very solid melodic rock album that should appeal to most fans of the genre. Fans of Lost Weekend, FM and Overland in particular should give Pulse a listen.