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Resurrection Kings - Resurrection Kings

Published January 25 2016

=Staff's pick

Distant Prayer*
Livin' Out Loud
Wash Away*
Who Do You Run To?*
Fallin' For You*
Never Say Goodbye
Path Of Love
Had Enough
Don't Have To Fight No More
Silent Wonder
What You Take

Genre Hard Rock
Chas West
Tracks 11
Craig Goldy
Running time 53 Min.
Label Frontiers Music
Sean McNabb
Release January 29, 2016
Vinny Appice
Country USA
Producer Alessandro Del Vecchio
Similar artists ---

Even if I think that Resurrection Kings' first album is a pretty satisfactory effort, this is yet another example of that just because you happen to be a renowned musician and builds a group of people with similar qualifications from other bands, it doesn't necessary mean that everything that you touch will turn to gold. When I think about it, it's probably for the most part the other way around. Maybe because in most projects they haven't been able to form a cohesive unit yet and by that are unable to benefit from each other's knowledge and ability.

These well-known musicians try to base their music on the lead guitar by putting small but distinctive things to the entirety almost all the time. Craig Goldy occasionally manages to bring forth some neat stuff, but on too many times it doesn't last for long enough to get a good flow and it rarely comes to a place where I think that the songs pass the point of just being okay or fairly good. Vinny Appice's drum fills seem a little too staged and I actually think that it gets a little bit boring to hear close to the same kind of fills over and over. The vocal performance works well stylistically, but great vocal melodies are regrettably quite absent and Chas West this time doesn't possess the capacity to elevate this record to higher levels.

This self titled effort kind of contains music that moves forward in a relaxed mid-tempo without delivering any really accurate and awesome songs. It's definitely a solid and competent job if only looking at the musical performance, but as everyone knows already, skills solely doesn't take records to the skies. Great songs do, and since these guys can't get the songs together in a really sufficient way, I believe that this piece of work is something that people will listen to a couple of times, to kind of quickly forget most about it and then perhaps a few years later pick it up just to listen to how it once was created.








5 chalices of 10 - Tobbe

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