Barden is a well known voice in British Hard Rock and has worked with
artists like, MSG, Praying Mantis, Company Of Snakes, Statetrooper and
his own band Silver.
is his second solo album and to give you an idea what it sounds like,
just think, Silver and Whitesnake. 10 songs with 8 of them being first
class Melodic Hard Rock songs that could please every intelligent Rock
fan out there. 2 of the songs are too Bluesy for me. I can’t stand
though my heart belongs to hard rocking, Hard Rock and Metal, sometimes
a Melodic Rock album pops up and brings a smile to my face. This album
John Barden called “Xtasy” is such an album.
release needed maybe 5 to 6 spins in my CD-player before I was hooked,
but slowly it began to blossom and now I can’t get songs like, “Hot
Daze”, “Arise” and “Let Me Down” out of my head.
vocal of Gary Jon Barden fits the music perfect and artists such as,
Michael Schenker, Tommy Denander and Steve Morris contributes to this
fine Rock album as well.
album comes with a good production that lets all instruments shine
at the same level. Definitely
a recommended album for most rock fans out there.