DEMON – Unbroken

Spaced Out Music www.the-demon.com

 

 

 

The band’s first new album since 2005’s ‘Better the Devil You Know’ and it sees them back, for the most part, to a classic hard rock/metal sound. There is a little prog in the opener ‘Prey’ and its intro piece, which shows vocalist Dave Hill is still in fine vocal fettle. Joining Hill on writing duties are keyboards player Paul Farrington (although his keys are often way in the background) and drummer Neil Ogden. Songs like the metal riffery on ‘Fill Your Head With Rock’ and ‘Wings Of Steel’ wouldn’t look out of place on a Saxon album, whilst ‘Shine A Light’ has a strong chorus and impassioned vocal recalling the band’s past couple of albums. All three songs I am sure would go down well in the live arena.

Despite the band’s name they always pen a few songs of hope and on this album we have ‘I Still Believe’, the closet they get to a ballad. The band’s fascination with ET life and space carries on with ‘Take Me To Your Leader’.

It’s good to have bands of Demon’s stature still around and making good music, rather than milking past glories. Certainly more straight ahead and instant than their mid/late 80’s era and it owes more to their first couple of albums. Here’s hoping it gets the success it deserves and the band remain ‘unbroken’ :)

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Jason Ritchie




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