By Andrew Catania
While waiting patiently for a follow-up album from Beyond Fear, Tim Ripper Owens has turned his Project Rock into A New Revenge.
Featuring one of the finest voices in metal of all time, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (who’s voice is all over albums from Judas Priest, Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen), one of the most versatile and name-checked guitarists in rock Keri Kelli (Slash’s Snake Pit, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil Band and a hundred more) the most iconic bass player in heavy metal history, Rudy Sarzo (whose work with Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Whitesnake and many more has earned him an almost revered status in heavy music) and longtime Scorpions drummer James Kottak (also from Montrose, Warrant, Kingdom Come & more)
A New Revenge is the very definition of a supergroup. One whose members have more than earned their legendary statuses but also remain humble enough to let the music do the talking and not actually rely on the term.
While I’m used to Ripper’s voice in his heavier bands, A New Revenge is a refreshing approach. If you like a good hard rock record, this is for you.
My favorite songs on the album are Here’s To Us and Scars. The first song The Distance Between showcases Rippers voice in a new light.
This is a solid album and the guys did well. 8.5/10 Rating
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