Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Metal | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Gonzo | Autor: MB

The former Judas Priest singer Al Atkins delivers classic British Heavy Metal - he was co-responsible for the classics "Victim Of Changes" and "Dreamer Deceiver" - also with the Atkins/May Project. However, Paul May very quickly turns out to be in charge of this collaboration. Not only do all the songs come from him, but his guitar work Atkins' weak-chested voice also overrides him at times. With the two uptempo numbers "The Shallowing" and "Traitors Hand", you're going to be on your toes right away. The following "Dream Maker" is the most conclusive composition of the album. However, this standard can hardly be maintained over the full distance. The partly a bit more modern orientation of "Can You Hear Me" even really goes into the pants. The averagely fancy Kiss cover version "Cold Gin" rounds off a not exactly original album, which, however, revives good old Midlands metal tradition, to which also the typical Rodney-Matthews cover fits perfectly.

Top track: Dream Maker

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