John West
Long Time... No Sing

Release date: June 9th 2006
Frontiers Records
Provided by: Zink Music
Distribution: Bonnier Amigo
Style: Hard Rock

Rating: 50/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: May 25th 2006

Vocalist John West of Artension and Royal Hunt fame is back with his solo-album number 4. This is the most personal solo-disc from John, and he has wisely stayed away from using band members from his main act - previous albums had Andre Andersen and Vitalij Kuprij helping out quite a lot. He is handling most of the things himself - vocals, lead guitars and production, along with writing all of the music and lyrics.

There's never been any doubt that John West is an outstanding lead vocalist, and this album is another fine example of just that. On the other hand I am not that impressed with his writing skills, sadly most of the 11 songs (and a short intro) drifts into mediocrity, leaving me very pleased with his vocal performance, but bored by the music.

I do prefer John West in a more powerful and symphonic environment. This one is for hard core John West fans only...