Sunday, April 1, 2018

REVIEW : JAMES CHRISTIAN --- Craving (Frontiers Music s.r.l., April 2018)

James Christian the voice of the legendary HOUSE OF LORDS is back with a brand new solo album which is entitled "Craving" and it's gonna see the light of day this April through Frontiers Music. His debut solo "Rude Awakening" (1994) was and still is a classic opus and a must have for every melodic lover out there.

In 2004 Christian released his second, "Meet The Man", opus which was another solid one. For that record Christian collaborated with Stan Bush, Judithe Randall and his then House of Lords bandmates Chuck Wright and Lanny Cordola. Nine years later the front-man of HOL was back in business with his "Lay It All On Me" opus.

"Craving" kicks-off with two classic J. Christian tunes; "Heaven Is A Place In Hell" and the rockin' "Wild Boys" are both solid melodic rock songs in a old-fashioned Christian way. With "Craving" we have the first highlight of the new album; very Def Leppard-ish (s.l.a.n.g. era), moodier with Christian's smooth vocal in front row this track is just killer modern melodic rock stuff!!! "Jesus Wept" is sensational, extremely melodic and with a more commercial approach and it's another cut that I like a lot. The groovier "Sidewinder", the moodier "I Won't Cry" and the heavier "Black Wasn't Black" are all top-notch tracks.

"Craving" is an album that the die-hards James Christian fans will love, no doubt about that. It's a melodic rock opus from a legendary musician that can't be missed by any fan of this scene. 

Rating : 8/10

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