Axel Rudi Pell
Diamonds Unlocked
Style: Cover Versions
Release date: October 1st 2007

Paying tribute to some of his own heroes is one of Europe's premier shredders: Axel Rudi Pell. He has been a long serving member of the shredder nation for a very, very long time. And he has a strong hard core following, who praises everything he delivers...

On this album he has once more surrounded himself with first class musicians: Johnny Gioeli is once more handling the vocal duties, Volker Krawczak takes care of the deep sounds on the bass, Ferdy Doernberg the keys and Mike Terrana is pounding the drums.

The selection of songs is varied, and they are all very well executed and have all been given a touch of Pell 'magic'. My personally favourites are the Riot, U2 and Phil Collins covers. But this album is strictly for hard core fans, because this album offers nothing new and is only a cool cover version album that merely passes the test...

01. The Diamond Overture
02. Warrior (Riot)
03. Beautiful Day (U2)
04. Stone (Chris Rea / The Law)
05. Love Gun (Kiss)
06. Fools Game (Michael Bolton)
07. Heartbreaker (Free)
08. Rock the Nation (Montrose)
09. In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
10. Like a Child Again (The Mission)
11. Won't get Fooled Again (The Who)
Label: Steamhammer
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: January 13th 2008