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Revolution Saints
Revolution Saints
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 20 February, 2015
Playing time: 55:41

Take a cup of Night Ranger, blend it in a bowl with Journey and spice it with flavors of Whitesnake and you have a new rock 'n roll menu. Revolution Saints is the name of this new super group, which consists Deen Castronovo (lead vocals, drums) of Journey and Bad English, Jack Blades (bass, vocals) of Night Ranger, as well as with the Damn Yankees, and Doug Aldrich (guitars) from Burning Rain, Whitesnake and Dio. A quality lineup in top class!! The project is the brainchild of Frontier's President Serafino Perugino, who for years has hoped to work on a project where Deen would be the lead vocalist. Having previously worked with all three artists on different projects on Frontiers Records, having Deen, Jack and Doug on board together was a dream come true for Perugino. With production overseen by in-house Frontiers man, Alessandro Del Vecchio (who also contributed to the songwriting and played keyboards on the album), the recording process took place in Portland, OR during the summer of 2014.

Hundreds of super constellations have passed by and have been put on the shelf after only one or maximum two albums. I beg on my knees to the almighty rock gods that this will be a prospective band with many more albums to come, because this sounds extremely healthy and very alert. These three rock stars have made one of the most solid and positive hard rock albums this year. Frontiers Records seems to shoot all they have this month... They release two big mega cannons on the same same day: Eclipse and Revolution Saints! 'How to Mend a Broken Heart' is a cover version of the brilliant Eclipse track btw. 'Dream On' is a song written by Erik Martensson (Eclipse, W.E.T), with Johan and Kris Becker, Alessandro and Jack Blades and is a melodic gem. Rest of the tracks has 'Del Vecchio' written all over it and if you like his sense of music, you will find this album very tasty...

Revolution Saints is true ear candy for the hungry Journey fans, who still waits for the next studio album from the band. Both Arnel Pineda and Neal Schon from Journey appears as guests musicians on this album btw. I've been a big fan of Deen Castronovo's vocals and finally I've got a whole album with his charismatic singing voice. Jack Blades is as always a great singer, but this is Deen's album! Jack has got more rasp in his throat and fits great in the powerful down tempo song 'Way to the Sun'. All the twelve songs are high quality tracks and Alessandro Del Vecchio has done a monster work with the songs. It's a fine mixture of faster classic hard rock tracks and mature, calmer rock ballads. "Revolutions Saints" is an album to spin over and over again and there will be new songs that grabs your spine depending your own mood. If you are a fan of Night Ranger, Journey, Hardline you will find this album very delicious to consume.

I lift my cap and bow deeply. Thanks for the ride.

Deen Castronovo: lead vocals, drums
Jack Blades: bass, vocals on Turn Back Time and Way to the Sun
Doug Aldrich: guitars

Alessandro Del Vecchio: keyboards, backing vocals, vocals on Way to the Sun
Arnel Pineda co-lead vocals on You're Not Alone
Neal Schon guitar solo on Way To The Sun

Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio!

01. Back on My Trail
Turn Back Time
You're Not Alone (feat Arnel Pineda)
Locked out of Paradise
Way to the Sun (feat. Neal Schon)
Dream On
Don't Walk Away
Here Forever
Strangers to this Life
Better World
How to Mend a Broken Heart
12. In the Name of the Father
Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 90/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 22 February, 2015
Website: www.facebook.com/RevolutionSaints