Rex Hunter – Life Goes On [1994]

REXHUNTER_RHCountry USA          Style Hard Rock

Rating 84/100

Band Members
Ed Mueller – Lead vocals, Jeff Griffith – Guitars, Joe Weaver – Guitars, Dave Ruff – Bass, Joe Piccirillo,Darrin Thomas – Drums

Tracks
01. Still Feel The Same, 02. Never Say Never, 03. Life Goes On, 04. Playing With Fire

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Profile REX HUNTER was just another hard rocking US band arriving too late into the scene, but they had enough quality to be in the major leagues. Founded by guitarist and main songwriter Jeff Griffith, Rex Hunter managed to record and release privately a great 4-track EP showing their skills and potential. This is classic late ’80s US Melodic Hard Rock with punch: hot guitar work, pumping rhythm section and strong vocal lines by shouter Ed Mueller.

“Still Feel The Same” opens the proceedings in an explosive way with a foot-tapping refrain, sharp instrumentation and a guitar solo akin George Lynch. Production is quite impressive for an indie and all sounds perfectly mixed and vibrant. “Never Say Never” is one of those kind of power ballads with essence plenty of harmonics, if released 5 years before would have been a huge hit. The melodic hard rocker “Life Goes On” fuses the best of Whitesnake and earlier Skid Row in a bombastic melody, and “Playing With Fire” is somehow epic starting with monster clean guitars (the ones sounding like a reverberant harpsichord) and then gets dense and rocking. This EP leaves you hungry for more, it’s truly great. I don’t know what happened with these guys, you hear some serious talent here.

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  1. Just came across this page. Really appreciate the great review! Completely agree, had we come out 3-4 years earlier we would have been a huge success! Never Say Never actually got played on Baltimore’s 98 Rock and went as high as number 2 on the Top Six at 6 countdown. Nirvana and the grunge scene put an abrupt end to our genre unfortunately! I did start a Facebook page for anyone who is interested in checking it out https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rex-Hunter/205030449531681

    Cheers!
    Jeff Griffith \m/

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