anyone remember when there actually was a big and booming metal
scene in LA? Yeah, I am talking about the hair metal, sleaze or glam
scene in LA, which was booming almost 20 years ago! The scene was
almost split into 2 camps - the raw in your face, down to earth type
metal bands and the pretty boy, big hair type of metal. Overloaded,
who hails from steel city Detroit, have their strong roots in the
raw in your face metal scene, with bands like Love/Hate, Bang Tango,
LA Guns, Cinderella and even Guns 'n' Roses, just to name a few ...
you know the kind of raw, but still nice, melodic metal.
the Kingdom" is their debut demo CD, and shows a strong unit,
that is not afraid of showing their roots, and they are playing good
fun rock 'n' roll with a lot of conviction! 7 very good songs,
played with a lot of energy, which keeps the listener captured
throughout the entire 25 minutes of music. Vocalist Chris Gillen is
one of those raw singers you either love or hate - reminds quite a
bit of Jizzy Pearl in his vocal approach - and I must say that I
like his singing on this CD.
if you need a shot of good old fun, high energy glam rock, then
there is no way around Overloaded! No band has in the past 10 years
delivered anything close to anything the bands mentioned above
did back in "the good old days" - UNTILL NOW! Because this
CD will surely bring back fond memories to all glam metal fans, so
do you a favour and support this up and coming glam metal band ...
have also had the opportunity to listen to 4 new, yet unreleased
songs from Overloaded, and they continue to build on the foundations
laid down with "Hail the Kingdom", and the new songs are a
tad better. So the future looks bright for this bunch - hopefully
some record label remembers the past and picks this band up soon...