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It's not all sickly-sweet
on May 22, 2003
Angel's "White hot" from 1977 might be regarded as an embryo to the later pop-metal style played by bands like Bon Jovi. The music is rather polished and in a way harmless, but that doesn't mean it's worthless by any means. Even if Angel doesn't manage to go all the way, it's certainly very catchy from time to time, especially shown in the choruses to "Ain't gonna eat out my heart anymore" and "Hold me, squeeze me". "Don't leave me lonely" is quite alright, and a song like "Over and over" could be much less popish with a different production, while "Under suspicion" is in fact rather hard rocking. I would love to hear Rick Medlocke and Blackfoot doing a cover of "Got love if you want it" - I'm sure they would treat the song right. In "Stick like glue", the verse have obvious connection to 1950/1960's melodic rock approach while the chorus is very similar to the chorus in Kiss' "Ladies room". But there's also really cheesy moments and both "Flying with broken wings" and "The winter song" could be enough reason for critics to write this band off as nothing but a image driven sickly-sweet bunch of record company marionettes.