Sons Of Angels - Slumber With The Lion

Year of Release: 2001
Label: Z Records
Catalog Number: ZR1997059
Format: CD
Total Time: 55:32:00

The long time AOR and hard rock fan might remember Sons Of Angels' self-titled debut album released back in 1990. Both the debut album and semi-hit single "Cowgirl" did well, followed by a Scandinavian tour with Magnum and with Steelheart in Germany. Later the band parted ways with their record label and split in 1992. Now, ten years after, they return to the scene with the brand new album - Slumber With The Lion.

Although twelve years has passed by since the debut was released, the music style hasn't changed much. We are still talking late-80s styled, guitar-driven, melodic hard rock. Overall the sound might be a bit heavier than before but not much. Fronted by the fantastic mid-ranged voice of Solli (21 Guns, Psycho Motel) the band has the perfect front man. And with songs like "Burning Childhood," "Love You Too Much" and the beautiful ballad "Hopeless Kind," Slumber With The Lion will undoubtedly appeal to fans of their debut.

There are many good songs on this CD, but as a whole I miss a couple of killer songs. The album never rises from good to great or awesome, although some songs are far better than others. As a whole I prefer the debut to this one. Still, this stuff is just as good as any other hard rock CD that is released these days and will absolutely be appreciated by most hard rock fans. Worth checking out!

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

Burning Childhood / No Sorrow / Fire / Slumber With The Lion / Hopeless Kind / Lazy Stacy / Love You Too Much / Gimme Lovin' / Talk About Girls / Stranded / Hunger For Love / Baby Wanna Ride

Solli - vocals
Torstein - bass, backing vocals
Lars K. - keyboards
Stafan William-Olsson - guitar
Geir Digernes - drums

Sons Of Angels (1990)
Slumber With The Lion (2001)

Genre: Melodic Rock/AOR

Origin NO

Added: February 20th 2005
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
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Language: english


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