Bangalore Choir ‘Metaphor’ cd review

Bangalore Choir were formed over 20 years ago by former Accept frontman David Reece. After releasing just one album, the band split. After an 18 year gap though they reformed to release the album “Cadence” in 2010. Now in April 2012 they’re back with their third album,’Metaphor’.

This is certainly the best Bangalore choir record so far, David Reece’s voice has improved a lot, sounding a lot like David Coverdale in places, but with a harder edge when singing on the harder rocking blues tracks, of which there are plenty.
This cd just oozes class, from the kiss ass fast riffing opener of ‘All the damage done’ through to the final track ‘. Always be my angel’ there is really no let up, this is just a really good, well written, well played, well sung and very well produced hard rock, with a blues feel, record.
“Catch an angel fallin” is the albums stand out blues-rock song that has a real Whitesnake feel to it, and ‘Fools Gold’ is the albums stand out Ballard track, both tracks played and sung superbly.

Reece pushes the boundary on blues with ‘Never Face Ole Joe Alone’ and heads neatly into country style blues on this track, complete with mouth organ. A different change in direction, but a welcome one, as the track works well, showing that even Mouth Organs can rock.
Metaphor will be released on 30th April via AOR Heaven.

A very powerful 3rd album.8/10

Band Members:
David Reece: Vocals
Andy Susemihl: Guitars
Curtis Mitchell: Guitars
Danny Greenberg: Bass
Rene Letters: Drums

Track listing

1. All the damage done
2. Trojan horse
3. Silhouettes on the shade
4. Metaphor
5. Don’t act surprised
6. Never face ole Joe alone
7. Scandinavian rose
8. Catch an angel fallin’
9. Civilised evil
10. Fools gold
11. Always be my angel

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About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at planetmosh.com. Manager of The Goddanm Electric www.thegde.co.uk, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Hammerfest.co.uk. Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.
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