High Spirits
Another Night


4.0
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Review

by Antonius USER (25 Reviews)
June 27th, 2012 | 8 replies | 1,023 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Tunes that wake up memories

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

I never thought that in the current decade there would be a band that could so perfectly demonstrate the heavy metal and hard rock picture of the 80s. Just like in their demos, the band pulls out a sound explicitly influenced and inspired by the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement and so easily travels you twenty years and so back in time. Parallel to the music, the voice of Chris Black (Pharaoh, Dawnbringer) binds perfectly, creating this way an old-school album full of energy and nostalgic vibes. It is worth mentioning that Chris is the main figure responsible for almost everything you are going to hear. With simplicity as the main characteristic, the result is truly amazing.

A worth noting fact is that the musicians choose to present their selves only with their names and not with any other fact that would reveal their identities (they appear as Chris, Mike, Scott, Bob and Ian). A plausible reason of this choice is that they try to attract the listener with their music and not with their names. Risky but successful.

The album starts with ''Another Night in the City'' and with it's vigorous riff and its catchy refrain sets the scene and presents the formula straight out. It's on these grounds that the rest of the album will move. ''Do You Remember'' follows and opens with a sharp George Lynch/Rudolf Schenker-style riff and it's one of my favourites. ''Full Power'' has a notable up-beat tempo and some special dynamics, while ''Demons at the Door'' gets away from the Dokken/Scorpions image (that may have been created until that moment) and enters a different path. You should also notice ''Nights in Black'' which has an attractive and groovy bass line which I'm sure will seduce many.

Overall, it's a solid album with uniformity and character, sweet melodies, fresh vocals and energetic music making it irresistible. The only bad thing is the fact that the length of it is somewhere around 35 minutes only. Recommended for Dokken, Scorpions, Y&T and Saxon fans.



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Voivod
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June 27th 2012



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Good review, have a pos.

The record is indeed great.

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Very enjoyable album, have a pos.

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good review, ill have to check this pos

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FULL POWER

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in honor of BigHans m/

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Yeah, cool stuff.




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