The third full-length studio album by the legendary German Hard Rock/Heavy/Power Metal band.
This is the first Axel Rudi Pell album with Jeff Scott Soto, acclaimed vocalist of Malmsteen’s Rising Force fame. Unlike the rather dramatic vocal theatrics of Rob Rock, Soto’s vocal approach is a more straight forward mix of passion and Sleaze. He has lost none of his power since his incredible work on Malmsteen’s brilliant opus “Marching Out”, but the music on here gives him a chance to really explore his vocal capabilities, as Axel Rudi Pell likes to emulate the lyrical storytelling of Ronnie Dio.
Although this album recorded after “Nasty Reputation”, unlike its predecessor it’s contains some tracks that are more comparable to AXEL RUDI PELL’s Glam Rock style. To prospective buyers, although this album has its quasi-80s cheese moments, it’s a great listen with plenty of the classic Axel Rudi Pell devices that have since become standard on his various opuses.
If you like Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Dio, and Malmsteen then this album is an essentially buy, not to mention a necessity for any fan of guitar driven Metal!!
Steamhammer/SPV, 1992 (SPV 084-76602). Made in Germany. Re-press.
1. Streets of Fire 05:08
2. Long Time 04:15
3. Eternal Prisoner 07:32
4. Your Life (Not Close Enough to Paradise) 05:05
5. Wheels Rolling On 04:46
6. Sweet Lil' Suzie 07:12
7. Dreams of Passion 04:33
8. Shoot Her to the Moon 04:36
9. Ride the Bullet 04:16
Total playing time: 47:23