Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Heavy Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6.5/10 | Label: High Roller | Autor: ML

They're really stepping on it! And basically they don't take their foot off the accelerator for nine songs. High Spirits from Chicago have been chasing through the metal community for some time as a hotly traded tip, but they haven't really arrived anywhere yet. Live they are a grenade troop, which they impressively proved at the 2012 Rock-Hard-Festival in Gelsenkirchen. But their previous two albums lacked songs with a longer half-life. This is also not really different with the tracks of her third work. Not that they lack razor-sharp riffs like the almost Blackmore-like "I Need Your Love" or nice hooks ("One Thousand Nights"). But much of it sounds rather "used", although admittedly presented in a very racy way. And somehow they sit between all the chairs, as if Joan Jett & The Blackhearts or Green Day were attacking Judas Priest songs. Maybe singer and bassist Chris Black (ex-Pharaoh drummer) just has to set more accents.

Top track: I Need Your Love

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