by: Peter Laursen, March '05
Label: MTM Records
The Spirit Alive
Aerosmith? - This was my first reaction, when I first heard this promo-Cd.
- No ... this is Darren Smith Band. And Darren Smith Band is:
Darren Smith - Vocals, Guitar (Harem Scarem)
Mike Hall - Guitars (Killer Dwarfs, Helix)
Stan Miczek - Bass (Honeymoon Suite)
Pat Carrano - Drums
Harry Hess - Vocals, Guitar (Harem Scarem)
Pete Lesperance - Vocals, guitar (Harem Scarem)
I must admit even after numerous listens "Keep The Spirit Alive" doesn't do much for me!
However there are some good tracks here on this CD: "King For A Day" -
very melodic, and with a great chorus, "Love Hurts" - Nazareth
cover, up-tempo and very rocking track, and "Why Do I" - contains a great, great
riff and a great chorus.
The rest of the tracks
are a little boring in my humble opinion.
So ... Iím somehow bored and now I need some real Metal to compensate
for this loss of heaviness.
Sorry guys, this is not the real deal. Listen before you buy, and decide for yourself!
Recommended tracks: See above.