The title says it all. Once you’ve listened to the debut album from new Midlands based melodic rock quartet TOKYO STORM, you will enter into an “Optimistic State Of Mind“. Admirers of Journey, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Mastedon, Kansas and those classic American bands we all know and love will find “Optimistic State Of Mind” an approachable and familiar album blended with instantly likeable guitar licks, keyboard fills, searching lyrics with meaning, and the heartbeat of a superb rhythm section. You wouldn’t think that this thing is self-produced as it’s as good as anything I’ve heard. Tokyo Storm should take a huge bow and be extremely proud of themselves, as “OTSOM”, despite an obvious low-budget input, sounds amazing.