legendary Hard Rock project Phenomena
centred around brothers Tom and Mel
Galley is back with a brand new album called “Psycho Fantasy”.
like their first three albums, “Phenomena” (1985), “Phenomena II
– Dream Runner” (1985) and “Phenomena III – Inner Visions”
(1991), their brand new release is a concept album and once again you
will find a whole bunch of amazing artists performing on a Phenomena
album. On their first three albums we find such well known names
like; Cozy Powell (Rainbow, Whitesnake), Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) and
Brian May (Queen). This time we find names like; Keith
Murrell (Mama’s Boys), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and Tony Martin
music here on this album is very close to be mix of Deep Purple and
Black Sabbath (Tony Martin
era), if you ask me, and I must admit that this album needed 5-6 spins
in my CD-player to grow on me. There are some very good tracks to be
found here, just take a listen to “Killing for the Thrill”,
“Chemical High” and “Higher”, solid riffing is combined with an
equally solid rhythm foundation, catchy choruses and great vocals. A few
songs are only average in MY opinion, not crappy songs, but
somehow “just ok”. To me this album is quite good, never annoying
but also somehow predictable.
It is a worthy check out album for genre fans.