Artist: Sons Of Angels 
   Title: Slumber With The Lion
   Label: Z Records

Remember the 80's & early 90's when the guys in bands were dudes and had big hair? All had high voices and wore leather trousers tight enough to cut off their circulation? Can you remember the days when it took the guys longer than the gals to get ready for a big night out on the town? Oh yes they were mighty happy times.

If you loved these times and the sounds that were pounding the speakers of every stereo and rock club around the country at that time then you're in for a real treat. Sons of Angels are a band that are going to blow your mind and make you dig those PVC pants back out from the bottom of your wardrobe.

Yes it's a new release and it's top-notch stuff. No gimmicks required to sell this band. If you've valiantly supported the scene that has kept the likes of Motley Crue, LA Guns & Faster Pussycat going all these years then this really is a band to seek out and enjoy. They sound like they've just stepped out of the studio on Sunset Boulevard itself. In truth the album was actually recorded in Norway, which is where the band hail from if I'm not very much mistaken.

Z Records are onto a sure winner with this particular band as there are still a lot of people out there who miss this type of music and who would be only too eager to hear some refreshingly new material by a new band who know how to bring back that good time feeling.

Highlights on the album are many. If you want to get in touch with your glam rock side once more then check out 'Fire' or 'Lazy Stacy'. The big power ballad award has got to go to 'Hopeless Kind', which is a fabulous example of just how much we've missed out on lately. If you enjoyed the ballads from the likes of Mr. Big were so well known for then you'll enjoy this song. My personal favourite on the album is 'Love you too Much'. The big tongue in cheek song is 'Talk about Girls'. I'll not spoil the surprise by telling you why it's tongue in cheek but listen to the lyrics and you'll soon twig why!

All in all it is an absolute delight to find out that there are still bands coming forward that can hold their own in the great glam rock arena. In a time when MTV try to force feed us all this manufactured nu-metal fodder, it's feels so good to know there are still some record companies out there that recognize there is still a healthy market out there for this type of rock.

Tracklisting:

   1. Burning Childhood
   2. No Sorrow
   3. Fire
   4. Slumber with the Lion
   5. Hopeless Kind
   6. Lazy Stacy
   7. Love you too Much
   8. Gimme Lovin'
   9. Talk about Girls
  10. Stranded
  11. Hunger for Love
  12. Baby wanna Ride
                  

 

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