Power of Metal.dk Review

Seven Deadly
Style: British Rock
Release date: 27 February, 2012
Playing time: 48:15

As the case of Steve Morse and Deep Purple had taught us, it’s entirely plausible to have a long-term mutually fulfilling relationship between an institution of British Rock and a young (in relative terms) U.S.A. guitarist. Possibly the toughest challenge would be keeping the long-time fans happy while, hopefully, hauling new ones aboard. ‘Seven Deadly’ – the new UFO – pretty much fulfils these stipulations. 

Band vox Phil Mogg sounds as good as he ever was - his powerful and soulful voice really brings the music alive. Guitarist Vinnie Moore contains his superlative talent for the benefit of the song, even though songs such as ‘The Last Stone Rider’ and ‘Burn Your House Down’ should appease even his most demanding fans.

Taken as a whole, the album isn’t as strong as the strongest songs would suggest and this factor is symptomatic of Classic British Rock. This isn’t to say that there’s any patchy work here and anyone searching for a reason to purchase the album need look no further than ‘Steal Yourself’, the aforementioned ‘Burn Your House Down’ or the magnificent ‘Angel Station’.

Missing out on ‘Seven Deadly’ would be a sin……probably.

U.F.O. is: Phil Mogg (vocals); Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar); Vinnie Moore (guitar); Andy Parker (drums).

01. Fight Night
02. Wonderland
03. Mojo Town
04. Angel Station
05. Year Of The Gun
06. The Last Stone Rider
07. Steal Yourself
08. Burn Your House Down
09. The Fear
10. Waving good bye
Label: SPV/Steamhammer
Distribution: Playground Music (Scandinavia)
Reviewed by: Chris Galea
Date: 6 February, 2012
Website: www.ufo-music.info