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Devil City Angels - Devil City Angels

Published September 15 2015

=Staff's pick

All My People
I'm Living
No Angels
Goodbye Forever
Ride With Me*
All I Need
Back To The Drive*
Bad Decisions

Genre Hard Rock
Brandon Gibbs
Tracks 10
Brandon Gibbs
Running time 38 Min.
Tracii Guns
Label Century Media
Eric Brittingham
Release September 11, 2015
Rikki Rockett
Country USA
Producer Devil City Angels
Similar artists ---

Bass player Eric Brittingham has after the recordings reportedly parted ways amicably with the band and Rudy Sarzo has entered the ranks to fill the vacant spot.

Devil City Angels is yet another group of musicians who have gathered to form a new band or a project or whatever you prefer to call it. Quite commonly the end result doesn't come out particularly well with these kinds of constellations, partly probably because of that the individuals no longer plays the music that they earlier were able to write and perform exactly in a way that they were so skilled at and experienced with.

This self titled effort is a little bit different from what I've heard from these guys before and I believe that they have presumably created pieces of music in which they find great stimulation in, without having much thought of that their potential record buyers nowadays are aging and supposedly don't even have the slightest clue that this unit even exists. Of course it has its recognizable attributes and moments from their previous bands as well, but it's still very far from being just a reflection of their past.

The songs are mainly in the vicinity of easy-going and pretty traditional American hard rock with strong influences of the genre's heydays in the 80's and in the early 90's. Of course we have a ballad present too, which naturally in the end undisputedly comes out as the most lame track. Frankly, it took a few spins before I found some enjoyment in this 38-minute installment, but after listening to it for about 15 times and although if a couple of tracks are quite similar to each other in one way or another, I at this point think that it's actually a pretty good product that these veterans have come up with.








6 chalices of 10 - Tobbe

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