David Reece is
probably best known for his participation on Accept's 'Eat the Heat' album back
in 1989 and some of you might have come across him in Bangalore Choir or in his
current band Swedish Gypsy Rose. 'Universal Language' is his first solo-album
and on this album he is working together with Andy Susemihl (Guitars, ex-U.D.O.),
Jochen Fünders (Bass, ex-Holy Moses) and Stefan Schwarzmann (Drums, Accept), and
together they have fulfilled a dream for David, capturing David's visions and
dreams on tape.
are shared by co-writer and producer Andy Susemihl, and they have tried to bring
past and present together in a strong bond. Melodic hard rock needs catchy
hooklines to stand the test, something this album sadly lacks a lot. Only
opening song "Before I Die" manages to bring it all together, and the rest comes
across a bit pale and faceless.
exception of a few groovy songs in the middle of the album and a good ballad in
'Queen of My Dreams' there really isn't much discover here, and the album is
somewhat forgettable and mediocre, and David's good vocal performance isn't
enough to salvage this album.