Swedish foursome Angel King consider themselves a glam/sleaze outfit (or at least the person who composed their press info does) but after the first listening session I could only come to the conclusion that they are for the most part sailing different musical waters. The chosen path is namely that of melodic hard rock with a dash of sleaze.
With 10 songs clocking in at around 39 minutes the album is in my opinion neither too short or too long and while none of the tunes on offer have the ability to edge themselves in the listener's brain upon the first meeting, tracks like the Europe flavoured “Living The Wild Life” or the bouncing title track (that combines elements of Kiss and Nasty Idols) do get your feet tapping.
Best songs for my money are “Rock 'N Roll Doctor” (Angel King at its most sleazy with a definite nod of the head to AC/DC) and the catchy “Wasteland”.
With no real elements to make it stand out from the crowd it won't be easy for these gentlemen to capture the attention of the record buying melodic hard rock fan but at the same time you can't knock the record cause it's obviously a labour of love filled with well played songs (the Kee Marcello and Bruce Kulick inspired axe work from mister Vegas is a joy to listen to) and is blessed with a fine production job. (PS
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