Sergeant Steel - 2015 - Riders Of The Worm
- Happy Time (Love On Demand)
- Dirty Habits
- Silver Spoon
- Where My Heart Is
- Young And Hungry
- Only Good Girls (Love A Rock n Roll Boy)
- Hot Widow
- Mr. Right
- Can´t Take My Hands
- Rock n Roll Highway
- Promised Land
- Trouble Maker
Sergeant Steel is back with their second release in the last
trembling hours of the year. Their debut “Man on a Mission”
was a rather good album that let us know that they were god
musicians and song writers. But unfortunately that was just what
it was, good not more or less. Just a good album that passed away
in the stream of music that year.
Just like the last time it is classic 80´s Hard Rock that the guys
deliver to us. It is just that this time they have brought in the big
guns. The album is mixed and mastered by legendary Michael
Wagener! Also there are guest appearances by Kane Roberts
(ex-Alice Cooper) and Mark Slaughter of Slaughter. And I guess
they did something right be course this sounds just awesome.
The production is just right for this type of music and really fills
you up with joy and party mood.
The track “Silver Spoon” with earlier mentioned Kane Roberts is
in my opinion one of the best songs of the album. It´s almost 80´s
touch with a really catchy chorus and a big flirt with the
mandatory synthesizer of the 80´s it could easily been a left over
from that era.
And the first single/video from the album “Dirty Habits“ has a
sound that almost reminds me of the Kiss classic “Firehouse”,
without being a rip off in any way. So yes that one is also a great
track. To be really fair with you there aren´t a single song on the
album that aren´t really good. Even the instrumental track
“Samsara” is great, actually it took a while before I realized that
there weren´t any vocals on it.
And speaking of vocals I have to say that Phil Vanderkill has a
awesome rock voice that lifts the well written songs to the next
level. The song have a well balanced mix of up-tempo “Young and
Crazy” and “ Hot Widow”, mid-tempo “Silver Spoon” and "Trouble Maker” and ballads “Were My Heart Is” and “Promised
As the year is coming to an end and it will be time to sum up this
year´s releases I will count this as one of the top 5 albums of the
Oh I almost forgot. Speaking of flirting with the 80´s, there is a
hidden track at the end of the album that I think that only we who
was around in the 80´s will understand.
Last Updated (Thursday, 05 November 2015 20:56)