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Band
Sebastian Bach
Title
Angel Down
Type
LP/EP
Company
Independent
YOR
2007
Style
Hard Rock
7/3/2008 - Review by: Kim Thore

Sebastian Bach
Angel Down

Company: MRV
Release: 2007
Reviewer: Strutter
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating
3.5



  • Bach is back but bucking the ballad



  • Sometimes anticipation is a problematic thing. As one of the most recognizable and enigmatic voices in rock, Sebastian Bach's new cd "Angel Down", has been circling on the musical radar for awhile now. Alas, whatever tracking system Bach was using to identify the range, altitude, direction, or speed of this fixed object seems to be slightly off in its equation. What Bach is transmitting is tolerable, at times even good but for someone with Bach's vocal range, the collection that makes up "Angel Down" is not truly highlighting Bach's talents as a lead man, it is however highlighting what he can do when producing a tried and true Metal cd and screaming on cue. He has moved from rock to metal to 'screamo'. And screamo it is, as every song makes the listener feel the powerful desire to offer the man a throat lozenge and a cup of herbal tea. Backed by Mike Chlasciak, Bobby Jarzombek, Steve DiGiorgio, and guitarist Johnny Chromatic the "band" is tight and able to execute powerful riffs, fills and thumps, but the same diversity that is inherent within this troupe gives the cd an slight uneven feel and at 14 tracks, it is roughly 4 tracks too long. A lot of Bach at this octave goes a long way. In fairness "Angel Down" is Bach's first true solo album in eight years and it is clear he is moving artistically in a new more raw direction. So, wait and hear as Bach is spending the Summer of 2008 playing with Poison and Dokken & has been working on new songs with Jamey Jasta from HATEBREED, for the follow up to his Angel Down CD. If you are true diehard fan of the "Slave to the Grind" days, this cd may not be your size. Bach is back but bucking the ballad. Noteworthy tracks include his cover of "Back in the Saddle" with Axl Rose, "Take You Down With me", "American Metalhead" with "You Bring Me Down" emerging as the crowning glory.


    • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
      3.5 :AVE RATING

    ALL REVIEWS FOR: SEBASTIAN BACH
    TITLE
    DOR
    COMPANY
    REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
    Angel Down
    2007
    Independent
    Kim Thore7/3/2008
    3.5
    Forever Wild
    2004
    Eagle Vision
    Ken Pierce8/16/2005
    -
    Kicking & Screaming
    2011
    Frontiers
    Chris Kincaid12/1/2011
    2.5

    ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: SEBASTIAN BACH
    INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE
    Sebastian BachKim Thore10/25/2011

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