Scar For Life is no
stranger to many, this is their fourth album, but to me they are a completely
new acquaintance. I have been listening to this album many, many times because I
really meant to write this review for quite some time. So I feel I have a firm
grip on this album, an album that has a few bright spots, but now enough
to keep me interested in them.
The album kicks off with a
kick in the balls: "Thirteen Revolution" is hard and heavy, and has almost
nothing in common with the rest of the album. After a great beginning things
slow down for a while, and the next interesting song is "Promised Land", a small
melodic gem with some Scorpions references. Then we have to skip to track 8:
breathtaking ballad: "My Dark Serenade" kicks in and track 9 "Carlos Wonder" where they
mix up AOR with power metal. The albums end on a high note with the title-track,
where they are firing on all cylinders.
But this feel like an old
Ratt album: too many fillers and a few highlights. But if you are into bands
like Winger, Scorpions and Black Sabbath (Tony Martin era) this might be
something you should check out - to me it's just another album that floats
thru the system without leaving a mark.
Alexandre Santos - Guitars
Rob Mancini - Lead Vocals
Teen Asty - Bass
Joao Colaco - Drums
Vinnie Appice – drums