Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: AOR Heaven | Autor: ML

Singer and guitarist Stefan Berggren has made a name for himself in various bands (M3, Company Of Snakes) in which he revived the early Whitesnake sound with original members. In 2005 he met drummer Lee Kerslake for the first time, who was once called to Uriah Heep by his former The Gods colleague Ken Hensley. After a break of several years, during which Lee recorded the first two Ozzy Osbourne albums, he stayed with Heep from 1972 to 2007. In "The Sun Has Gone Crazy" the two were supported by Opeth keyboarder Joakim Svalberg and bassist of the Berggren band Snakes In Paradise, Tomas Thorberg. The project is clearly dedicated to the sound of the early to mid seventies. Suggestions of Uriah Heep or Manfred Mann's Earth Band are just as noticeable as subtle deep purple reminiscences. Above all Berggren seems to be finally challenged as a singer. Especially with the quieter tracks ("As Time Goes By") he walks on Paul-Rodgers-paths, as well as when things get bluesier ("Rock 'n' Roll Gangsta", "Fools Asleep").

Top track: Fools Asleep

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