YES!! Finally it’s
here! One of the albums I’ve been waiting for for ages!
ZION – fronted by none other than Freddy Curci!
For you out there who
isn’t familiar with who this Freddy Curci-guru is, please check out
the bands ALIAS and SHERIFF.
Freddy wrote AOR/Hard
Rock history with the widely popular SHERIFF back in the late 70s /
early 80s. Their approach was as classic as can be, but the person who
augmented their success was without a doubt, Freddy Curci! Possessing
one of the most fabulous voices of the genre he’s a force to be
For me it wasn’t
until he released the landmark album with ALIAS that things REALLY
started moving. If you haven’t heard that album yet, I suggest you
hunt it down a.s.a.p.!! Melodic Rock heaven!
Well, fast-forward 16
years and here I am listening to the ZION project.
I might as well just get it out…. WHERE HAS HIS VOICE GONE??? :-)
leads and gutter-crawling bass tremelos??
you might have guessed… Yes! The voice has changed….
It’s still classic in the Steve Perry (JOURNEY) / Kevin Cronin
(REO SPEEDWAGON) way and luckily the music being played is true 80s
sounding AOR/ Hard Rock. Cos’ if it’ hadn’t been so, this
could arguably have been any other ”old-school” band out there.
Very formulaic and
predictable (as I like it!) but unfortunately without the trademark
Curci voice! :-(
style and attitude but the production could’ve been much better too…
A bit ”cloudy” sound-wise….
Not exactly what I’d
expected but not bad either!