Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Heavy Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Metal Mind | Autor: ML

Before Doogie White joined Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow as a singer, he was active with his Scottish compatriots, the melodic hard rockers La Paz, among others. For various reasons there were no publications in the eighties and nineties despite contracts. Granite" now ends this state. Although refreshed by three new and recently written songs, the "Granite" tracks are mostly the former La-Paz material. And it is refined by Doogie's present, powerful and charismatic voice as expected. Certainly no classic of the melodic-hardrock genre went through our fingers twenty-five years ago, but it would have been a pity if these songs and this band had never been released. Since the material could mature in peace, we have at least one album available with "Granite", where not necessarily one highlight (exception: the "Shame The Devil" reminiscent of Dio) chases the next one, but on which there are no fillers. Solid craftsmanship with an outstanding shouter.

Top track: Shame The Devil

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