If anything you have to love Angel King's stage names: Lazzy G on vocals, Rock Boston on bass, founder Jack Vegas on guitar, and Snake Denver on drums. Their promo material suggest that they want to come across as a glam/sleaze rock project. Okay then.
Essentially, Angel King's debut album, World of Pain is melodic hard rock with a strong Eighties current. Having said that, not much more need's to be said, or not.
Overall, the music and talent is quite good. However, sometimes the arrangements don't meet that standard. Lazzy G's vocals are uneven; he's worst when he strains to be a rock screamer. Otherwise, his delivery is enthusiastic. But uneven would also best describe World of Pain. The opening track, Dangerous, is adequate, but not impressive. So is She Wants to Be Loved. Then World of Pain, Enemy, and the clever Fahrenheit 541 are simply compelling stuff. Get Up gets close to this. Rock and Roll Doctor is cliche. The quasi-metal anthem Last Generation (an allusion to the 2012 apocalypse) might be the best track here.
In the end, with World of Pain from Angel King displays a band with talent in songwriting and performance. Let's hope for more and better in the future. Recommended.
With World of Pain from Angel King displays a band with talent in songwriting and performance. Let's hope for more and better in the future. Recommended.
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