Bangalore Choir-On Target (Giant/Warner Bros.) 1992
1. "Angel In Black"
Bangalore Choir are hooky, melodic hard rock/heavy metal that is very much in the same style as Whitesnake's hair metal days. (or is it daze?) Vocalist David Reece, who also sang for Accept for a short time, has that David Coverdale sound down. Even some of the vocal melodies have that same appeal. As is par for the course with early 90s pop metal, this CD is loaded with big guitars, big hooks, big choruses, and big backing vocals, all of which makes it a big success. However, unlike similar band's like Magdallen that overpolished the production, Bangalore Choir manage to keep some of the rock 'n' roll grit mixed into their sound. Within days of owning this disc I had already played it through several times. It's a shame that band's like this were blown out of the water in the musically depressed mid-90's. One of the album's most infectious tracks is the album opener, which I have read was written by the band Autograph. Also, as one would expect from an album of this nature, there are plenty of sappy ballads. The skip button may be a necessity to some, but I happen to like these ballads. (Did I just hear someone scream "poser"?) Oh, and the cover for this disc could easily have graced a Spinal Tap CD. (corny!)