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Pride Of Lions – Immortal

| 27 September 2012 | Reply

Label: Frontiers Records

Release Date: September 25, 2012

Rating: 6/10

Reviewed by: ToddStar

I was never a big fan of Survivor.  Sure we all now the words to the songs, but I can’t say that I listen to them on a regular basis – hell I bet it has been  years since I really listened to any of it.  It is evident immediately this disc is associated or related to that Top 40 hit churner.  Jim Peterik is as vital to this sound as he was to that sound of old.  At times, even the vocalist sounds like Jimi Jamison.

Don’t get me wrong, this disc has some great playing on it from Peterik and the rest of the band.  The vocals are strong on this release as well.  It blends well with the instrumentation.  The songs are well constructed.  It has all of the components of a great disc, but something about it misses the mark for me.

Again, several songs are well constructed and played, such as “Shine On” and “Vital Signs.”  The Survivor connection rears its head during “Coin Of The Realm.”  The underlying riff and chugging of the guitar sounds like it was lifted from “Eye Of The Tiger” and placed on this track.

Again, on paper, this disc is a winner; there is just something that doesn’t do it for me.  If you dug Survivor and that sound, pick this up – you won’t be disappointed.

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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