Saturday, February 20, 2016

REVIEW : INGLORIOUS / Inglorious (2016)

Inglorious is a new rock band that all of its members have a common goal; to play rock 'n' roll in a classic way in the vain of bands such as Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Rainbow and Aerosmith, just to name a few. Yes, all the elements of the above mentioned classic bands are noticeably evident when you listen to the Inglorious debut album.

Formed in February 2014 by Nathan James who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth, Inglorious is ready to make some noise in the classic hard rock scene with this really amazing and solid debut record.

Except of Nathan James, Inglorious consists of rhythm guitarist Wil Taylor, lead guitarist Andreas Eriksson, bassist Colin Parkinson, and drummer Phil Beaver. "Inglorious" is been produced by the band itself and it features, also, a few guest writers including Al Pitrelli (Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger, Whitesnake) and Neil Fairclough (Queen).

But enough with the talking here, let's see what the cat dragged in regarding the music here. Lights, camera and some impressive Deep Purple-esque keys marks the opening tune of "Until I Die"! Man, this is a huge classic hard rock track that grabs you at once and make's you turn the volume on 10!! Powerful with strong arrangements and a rippin' guitar riff "Until I Die" makes you wanna scream out loud!!!! "Holy Water" kicks-off with a slow, mid-tempo bluesy vibe, where the old-Whitesnake ghost is in all over the place, and when it comes to the soloing it leaves you breathless!!!! The edgier monstrous rocker "Warning" and the Zeppelin influenced "Inglorious" are both great samples of this band talent while in  "You're Mine" we are dealing with a cool rocker with a strong dose of groove in it!!!

Solid and high-class hard rock stuff that is been made in an old-fashioned way! Vocalist Nathan James really shines here and the rest of the band sounds tight as hell. The guitar work is extraordinary and there are some killer tunes in it! Do you need more? 

Rating : 9/10

Track Listing :
 01. Until I Die
02. Breakaway
03 High Flying Gypsy
04. Holy Water
05 Warning
06. Bleed For You
07. Girl Got A Gun
08. You’re Mine
09. Inglorious
10. Wake
11. Unaware

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