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Angel House: The Gun, The Love, and The Cross
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Angel House: The Gun, The Love, and ...

Hard Rock
Rating: 4.5/5.0

Building upon their solid debut in 2007 and a strengthening fan base, Birmingham rockers Angel House strike with their sophomore release The Gun, The Love, and The Cross. Coming from the home of renonwned British heavyweights like Black Sabbath and Magnum, Angel House may have cause to pause and consider their history and music. But Angel House delivers the proverbial hard rock goods in their on style. If I had any comparison to make, after a few spins, I was reminded (slightly) of Americans Nickelback but with less grunge and more 70's or 80's thunder, less glitz and more working class earthiness. Alternatively, sometimes I hear the heavier side, yet with the compelling melody, of late 80's UFO (House of Law) in the pace and riffs. Regardless of these metaphors, Angel House's TGTLTC moves with a fervent pace combining solid riffs and snappy guitar solos over tidy and efficient melodies. Most listeners will find Pete Easthope's vocal style both fervent and emotional. All these characteristics develop for some strong rock and roll with songs like Heaven Tonight, This Spirit, Breakout, and gritty and melodic ballad, When The Water Gets Too High (reminding again of some latter UFO), being first class examples. The Gun, The Love, and The Cross is a fine work from one of Britain's most promising talents. Very recommended!

In Short

Building upon their solid debut in 2007 and a strengthening fan base, Birmingham rockers Angel House strike with their sophomore release The Gun, The Love, and The Cross. It's a fine work of heavier, yet melodic and compelling, rock from one of Britain's most promising talents.

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