If there is one single artist that emerged from the 1980s glam music scene that never ceases to amaze, it is Tom Keifer. Artistically, he never seems content to settle, and throughout his career, it is clear to see how he has grown and changed musically. He is a multi-talented musician, singer and showman. For this reason, I think most of us were eagerly awaiting the release of his first ever solo album, "The Way Life Goes" earlier this year. Personally, I was a bit worried though... not about Tom and his ability to craft and record brilliant songs, but because this album took about 10 years to be recorded and released. I was afraid that it would suffer from "Chinese Democracy" Syndrome, meaning that over the years of waiting, expectations were built up so high that no matter how great the end product was, it could never live up to what we all had in our minds. However, when the beginning of the opening track "Solid Ground" really kicks in and Tom hits that amazing scream, all seems right with this album.