GUS G. - I Am The Fire

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Heavy Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Century Media | Autor: ML

Greek guitarist Gus G. was on hold with Black Sabbath due to Ozzy's activities, and his band Firewind is on the lookout for singers again. So what could be more obvious than to use the fame as an Ozzy Osbourne band guitarist for a solo album? In addition, he brought in some well-known vocalists such as Jeff Scott Soto (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Malmsteen) and Mats Leven (also ex-Malmsteen). Surprisingly, "I Am The Fire" still seems to be one piece: "If I help you with my name, you help me with yours," fortunately it doesn't linger. Gus also rarely falls into the trap of exhibiting his instrumental abilities. Only the instrumental tracks - "Vengeance", in which Megadeth bassman Dave Ellefson plays by hand, and "Terrified" with ex-David Lee-Roth-/Mr.-Big bassist Billy Sheehan - go in the Malmsteen direction. The rest consists of "real" songs. Including even heartbreaking quasi-ballads like "Long Way Down" with Eyes-Set-To-Kill singer Alexa Rodriguez and "Just Can't Let Go", sung by eagle frontman Jacob Bunton.

Top track: I Am The Fire

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