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.