Bangalore Choir - 2012 - Metaphor
1. All the damage done
2. Trojan horse
3. Silhouettes on the shade
5. Don’t act surprised
6. Never face ole Joe alone
7. Scandinavian rose
8. Catch an angel fallin’
9. Civilised evil
10. Fools gold
11. Always be my angel
Twenty years ago, David Reece returned to Los Angeles after a successful stint with Accept.
He was looking for a group of musicians that he felt shared his vision of what he wanted in a band, driven on writing an album’s worth of material and to obtain the elusive ’major label deal’. Not long after his arrival, Bangalore Choir was formed.
After a short time paying dues on the Sunset Strip, they were signed to Giant Records and ‘On Target’ was recorded and released.
After an 18 year hiatus, David Reece reached out to original Bangalore Choir members Curtis Mitchell and Danny Greenberg to test the waters on the possibility of recording some new music and playing some live dates. After a few brief phone conversations between the States and Germany, the three founding members were all on board and ‘Cadence’ was the byproduct of the reunion.
And the new year brings us yet another effort from the boys in Bangalore Choir.
‘Metaphor’ is the title of the latest offering which features some collaborative efforts. David turned for example to old friend Rikard Quist, who lend a hand on the tracks ‘Silhouettes on the Shade’ and ‘Scandinavian Rose’ and mister Reece also worked with lyricist Jon Wilde, with whom he had previously joined forces on the Reece-Kronlund release.
“We look forward to the new platter and to hitting the road this year in support of it", says David. "We’re currently looking at some U.S. dates this spring and hopefully a return trip to Europe this summer”.
The opening track “All The Damage Done” is a kick ass fast paced tune, followed by “Trojan Horse” that will conquer your brain in no time.
“Silhouettes Of The Shade” is another great track that comes bursting out of your speakers and makes you play your “air guitar” to its irresistible rhythm.
David pushes his boundaries on ‘Never Face Ole Joe Alone’ which takes the band into country styled blues territory and in the shape of the ballad "Fools Gold’ we get the album's standout laid back track.
“Metaphor” is a well produced album with an excellent mixing and mastering job and fine performances by all those involved.
So turn up the volume, fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a rockin’ journey with Bangalore Choir, one that will echo in your ears for a long time!
In my humble opinion the best album of Bangalore Choir's career so far!
David Reece: Vocals
Andy Susemihl: Guitars
Curtis Mitchell: Guitars
Danny Greenberg: Bass
Rene Letters: Drums
Last Updated (Saturday, 28 April 2012 11:48)