Private Angel – The Truth [1999]

PRIVATEANGEL_TTCountry Germany

Style Hard Rock

Rating 82/100

Band Members Michael Dudek – Vocals,Harmonica, Franz Zeilner – All instruments

Additional Musicians Petra Gotter,Sabina Haas – Backing Vocals

Tracks 01. C.O.M., 02. Anytime, 03. Until The End Of Time, 04. Woman Oh Woman, 05. Please Don’t Forget Me, 06. You Make Me Burn, 07. Love Attack, 08. This Ol’ Broken Heart, 09. Like A Stranger, 10. I’m On Fire, 11. All For Love, 12. Rock City, 13. I’m Going Home

Profile Private Angel formed in the late 90s by Michael Dudek and Franz Zeilner, both members of the early 80s rock band Maggie’s Madness. Their debut album “The Truth” released in 1999 through Point Music playing melodic hard rock with hints of Scorpions style riffing, Bonfire, etc. , some good composions, nice songwriting, clean sound and tight production. The band in 2006 return with a new album where Franz Zellner who play all the instruments on their first release was only the producer of this second album, and they got a new singer and bandmembers were replaced while their sound get more melodious.
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Vivid Crush – Aim to Please [1994]

VIVIDCRUSH_ATPCountry USA

Style Hard Rock

Rating 74/100

Band Members Michael Tessaro – Vocals, Helmut Jackson – Guitars, Brian Holliday – Bass, Billy Otis – Drums

Tracks 01. Silver Sunsets, 02. Aim to Please, 03. Way It Is, 04. Tributaries, 05. Fountains and Mountains

Profile This Los Angeles band toured circuit in Hollywood releasing in the meantime this rare nowdays 5-tracks mini album back in 1994 through Bloodhead Records. The album has a metal vide in parts but also it’s melodic side with songs “Aim to Please” and “Fountains and Mountains”. In the vein of bands like Tainted Souls, Duq N’ Cove and Shy Tiger.

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Danger – Down on my Knees [1990]

Down on My KneesCountry Switzerland

Style Hard Rock

Rating 87/100

Band Members Olivier Candela – Bass,Backing Vocals, Benny Meixner – Vocals,Keyboards, Luck Rohr – Drums,Backing Vocals, Peach Stöckli – Vocals,Guitar

Tracks 01. I’d Die for Our Love, 02. Gimme All Your Heart, 03. When My Heart Cries for Lovin’, 04. Down on My Knees, 05. Lonely Nights

Profile Great short-lived act from Switzerland offering five tracks of pure hard rock heaven with a superb production although actually these songs are demos. The songs recorded between 88/89 having a Scandistyle AOR sound of the late 80s with giant keys, powerful guitars and huge chorus in the vein of Treat and Shy. With the end of Danger Peach Stöckli formed Subway.

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Chat – One Smile [1998]

Chat - One Smile frontCountry Germany

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 78/100

Band Members

Tracks 01 Days Of Waitin’, 02 Only One Smile, 03 Practice What You Preach, 04 Freedom, 05 Lookin’ Back, 06 No More Words (Left To Say), 07 Don’t Turn Your Head Away, 08 I Don’t Mind, 09 Now That You’re Gone, 10 Secret Way, 11 Up To Extrems, 12 Searchin, 13 Last Curtain Falls

Profile Rare and totally unknown album released privately in 1998 and unfortunately not much is know about the band and their background. Although the album placed in the filed of melodic rock most of the tunes cross between pop-rock with an alternative touch in parts, filled with harmony melodies and nice switching between male/female vocals.

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Wedge – Between the Truth and Lies [1993]

WEDGE_BTTALCountry USA

Style Hard Rock/Metal

Rating 73/100

Band Members

Tracks 01. Can’t Stop the Rain, 02. Down To the Bottom, 03. Out of Control, 04. Reflection, 05. Times of Trouble, 06. Blindman, 07. Captain Feedback, 08. What She’s Got, 09. Early Mornin Blues, 10. Keep It Together, 11. Real Affection, 12. Ride My Dream, 13. Less Than My Best, 14. The Ice Cream Song

Profile Rare hard rock indie, released through Rock Hard Records back in 1993 in limited copies, having strong songwriting and good production but not the killer track. The songs varies from 80s hard rock tunes to metal with some 70s and alternative influences in parts. Very hard to be found nowdays, for die hard collectors…

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