Artist: Bangalore Choir
1992 David Reece set about bringing Bangalore Choir to the masses with
their acclaimed debut album ‘On Target’, but like many bands of that
era, they became victims of the Seattle’s Grunge scene.
you can't keep an old dog down as 18 years later Reece contacted former
BC members Curtis Mitchell and Danny Greenberg, testing the waters and
the possibility of writing new material and some live shows. And
in 2010 the fruit of these conversations was the new album 'Cadence',
which got rave reviews and showed the world that BC were back and ready
to take them to the next level after all these years away.
Reece, Mitchell, Greenberg, Andy Susemihl and Rene Letters are back and
bringing the heat in again, this time with the excellent new album
the opener ‘All The Damage Done’ it's straight shooting rock n' roll
that takes up exactly where 'Cadence' left off, with Reece delivering
those unmistakable Hard Rockin’ vocals, with the twin guitars of
Susemihl and Mitchell delivering the licks and energy to get the album
off to a fantastic start.
continue with ‘Trojan Horse’ with Reece this time delivering a very
bluesy feel to this one, although the song still retains that same
edginess of the opener in order to keep the flow of the album. The tempo
is picked up with the excellent rocker ‘Silhouettes On The Shade’, a
great melodic rocker that has a great sing-a-long chorus that is sure to
make this one a definite fan favourite.
title track ‘Metaphor’ in up next, again featuring a little bluesy
edge to this one, then it's back to the straight up rock n' roll with
the superb ‘Don’t Act Surprised’, which contains plenty of driving
guitars and a thumping back-beat that all go to make this one of my
favourite songs off the album.
little Southern Boogie blues is brought into the mix with ‘Never Face
Ole Joe Alone’, complete with steel guitar and harmonica. This
song makes you want to reach for the moonshine and kick your old hound
dog along with the beat. Next it's back to the hard rockin’ with the
riff fuelled ‘Scandinavian Rose’ and the modern edged moody rocker
‘Catch An Angel Fallin’, before cranking thinks up with ballsy
the melody rich vocals of Reece are really brought to the forefront with
the phenomenal ‘Fool’s Gold’, before the album closes as it
opened, with touch of pure melodic rock in ‘Always Be My Angel’,
which wraps up another stunning album for Reece and Co. Great
All The Damage Done
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