Artist: Bangalore Choir
   Title: Metaphor
   Label: AOR Heaven

In 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.

But 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.

Now Reece, Mitchell, Greenberg, Andy Susemihl and Rene Letters are back and bringing the heat in again, this time with the excellent new album 'Metaphor'. 

From 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.

Things 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.

The 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.

A 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 ‘Civilized Evil.

Then 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 stuff!

Tracklisting:

1. All The Damage Done
2. Trojan Horse
3. Silhouettes On The Shade
4. Metaphor
5. Don't Act Surprised
6. Never Face Old Joe Alone
7. Scandinavian Rose
8. Catch An Angel Fallin'
9. Civilized Evil
10. Fool's Gold
11. Always Be My Angel

                   

 

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