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First two were much better...
on November 1, 2012
Is this a BCC record, or a Glen Hughes exercise in self indulgence? For me, this record
starts to go a bit into the wrong direction, those tough 70's hard rock riffs
on the first two releases being replaced with something more along the lines of 80's
hair band tunes. I love the fact that there's still a band out there doing blues based hard rock today, and while I still dig these guys, I have to say their previous releases were
much better. This sounds more like a 1985 Glen Hughes album to me. Hughes vocals sound good
thru most of it, although a bit strained in parts of some ( "Circle" has an almost nails-on-
a-chalkboard screech in some parts that kinda flaw that one for me). Always liked Bonamassa, but some of his solos (not all)on this one seem alot shorter and a bit "phoned in", as well as some seeming somewhat buried in the mix this time...bummer. Could have used
his vocals on more than just one track too, to help with the whole Hughes dominated feel
of this one. I did think Bonham was still kickin butt, and the album is still alot better
than most stuff being released these days. I guess after the first two, I was just expecting
a bit better...