Back in the Ring

Release date: June 23rd 2006
Major MTM Music
Provided by: Zink Music
Distribution: Bonnier Amigo
Style: Heavy Metal

Rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: May 25th 2006

This comeback actually makes sense! Leon Goewie (Vocals), Barend Courbois (Bass), Hans In'T Zandt (Drums) and Peter Bourbon (Guitars) has after all made some the most important heavy rock albums in Holland - "We have Ways to Make you Rock 'n' Roll" and "Arabia" being the highlights. Guests on this album include: Michael Voss, Michael Eurich, Wolf Hoffmann, Mat Sinner and off course original guitarist Arjen Lucassen.

This is pure and simple party rock in the vein of Accept and AC/DC, so next time you've grown tired of listening to one the above mentioned bands at your next party, then put this one on... crank up the volume, and see if people doesn't start banging...

10 good, solid heavy rock songs, plus a hidden track comes blasting out of the speakers, and all reaches a rock solid level, which should bring smiles on most metal fans faces...

Welcome back - always nice to get an injection of solid, honest heavy rock - and that's exactly what this album offers - nothing more, nothing less...

Recommended: "Back in the Ring", "Now and Then" & "Rip it up".