Artist: Chase The Ace
from Israel, Chase The Ace after six year of singing in Hebrew under the
Koex moniker and with five albums under their belt, the quartet decided
to take on the world and Chase The Ace was born.
band of Roi Vito Peleg (vox/guitar), Yam Artzy (drums), Omer Schinder
(lead guitar) and Yair Gadon (bass), deliver old school hard rock very
much in the vein of the like of Motley Crue, LA Guns and the like, but
with that modern edginess.
album is fifteen Hard Rockin’ anthems from the opening barrage of the
title track ‘Are You Ready’ to the closer ‘Feel Like A Fool’,
the band show Israel can rock like a bad ass.
Peleg at the helm delivering a rock solid vocal that is very reminiscent
of Ray West from Spread Eagle, it has that same sleaze factor on the
likes of ‘The Cat Is On The Loose’ and the anthemic bluesy vibed
‘Rock Bottom Rocknroll’. The band really show that Sunset
band have enough fuel in their tank to show they can really mix things
up with the Skid Row feel of ‘Made Out Of Ice’, before switching
things over dramatically with the mellower ‘Change My Ways’, then
rocking things back up big style with ‘California’ and the rip
snorting ‘Dear Deamon’.
band show their bluesy side with the Southern Comfort fuelled bluesy
rock of ‘Raise Your Glass’, before switching things up once more
with the mystical Spanish guitar instrumental ‘Morning Wood’.
diversity of this band has no barriers as they bring the heat once more
with the riff laden ‘Tapped Out’, before bringing another touch of
bluesy rock with the excellent ‘Burned Me Down’. Then it's
time for the multifaceted dark ballad ‘Bring You Back’, a truly
unexpected mix and we still have three tracks to go.
what a trio to close out the album, first up we have the hard rocking
‘Take Me Home’, which is followed by the gritty sleaze filled
splendour of ‘We’re Taking Over’, before the album closes with
another mellower moment and the stunning ‘Feel Like A Fool’.
is a great album from a band who’ve honed their craft and are now
ready to take on the world. 15 tracks of pure Hard Rocking
pleasure and not a Joker in the pack. So I ask you "Are You
Ready" for Israel's best kept secret?
Review by: Barry McMinn
Are You Ready
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