Birmingham has always been a hot bed for great metal and hard rock bands and one band set on keeping that tradition alive are Angel House, who return with their second full release ‘The Gun, The Love and The Cross’.
Following on from their
2007 debut ‘World On Fire’, the band features Pete
Easthope on vocals / guitar / acoustic, Simon Cooper on drums /
percussion and Phil Easthope on bass / vocals, all of whom deliver a
huge slab of good old school rock with this their latest release.
is no frill trio playing hard rock as it was meant to be. Right
from the opener ‘This Spirit’, it’s clear the band wear their
influences on the sleeves. From the gutsy rhythm section and the
driven guitar parts, they showcase everything that has made British
bands the envy of the world. They're from a time when rock was
simple and none of these multi genres existed. It was either Rock
or Metal, nothing more, nothing less.
album will keep those die hard rockers happy with great guitar tracks
like ‘House Of Law’ and the slung down riff filled ‘Heaven
Tonight’, but it's tracks like ’Hit The Target’ and ‘Soul
Breaker’ that really show this band aren’t just for the nostalgia
freaks, they have a modern edged sound to rival the best the UK has to
offer in the genre.
The band turn up the heat with the riff spewn ‘The Last Song’, which strangely isn’t the last song. The final spot on the album is left for the gentle ballad ‘When The Water Gets Too High’, which is a real corker to end the album.
Having seen this band perform live a number of times I can confirm they are as great live as they are on this release so check it out, you may find yourself hankering for a little Angel in your House!
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