Ok, so where do I start with this
one then? On one hand I do like Axel Rudi Pell, but then on the other hand is
there any need for "YET" another Ballad album? This being the fourth ballads
album by Mr Pell. I have played this album a number of times now to get a good
grasp on it & waiting to find something positive to write about it, but I just
can't and that sadness me. The only good point about this rather bland album is
the vocals of
Johnny Gioeli, the best I have heard him sing but still not enough to save
On the Ballads IV we get served
up 5 cover songs (Holy Diver, Hallelujah, Love Gun, In the Air Tonight (WTF) &
Like a Child Again) & 2 Instrumentals. This is where my main problem lays with
this album. Again WHY do we need this??..One of the songs Axel Rudi Pell thought
might sound good as a fucking ballad is Holy Diver by Dio. Blasphemy!!!! That is
a killer metal song and does not need to be subjected this treatment. You don't
mess with the King's songs \m/. Love Gun just blows, shocking version. And WTF??
Phil Collins, In the Air Tonight. Come on guys you couldn't find anything else
then this. The drum machine programming in this song is bad bad bad. The only
decent cover song is Hallelujah.
The other 6 tracks you can find
on Axel Rudi Pell's back catalogue, again I say WHY??. This album will just
hopefully fall away into the past and never return. That's where it belongs,
honestly. This is a serious candidate for worst album of the year. And that is
very hard for me to say.