The Brave - Battle Cries (Pakaderm) 1992
1. "All Together Now"
Slick, big-hair, commercial pop metal. Loads of catchy big choruses. This disc was recorded in L.A. during the L.A. Riots of 1992. Apparently the riots were a bit too close to home and producer John Elefante became a bit freaked out. The two bonus tracks are mellow mixes that John did during that time as some sort of therepy. The original release of this came with a Brave bandana that I still have.
The Brave - Trust (Pakaderm) 1994
1. "The River"
Vocalist James Salters leaves but The Brave march on. Their sound changed on this one from the glammy, LA metal of their debut to this bluesy, hard rock CD that reminds me slightly of Badlands. Former drummer Randy Roberts takes over lead vocals. His voice is a bit more bluesy as is the music. "Trust" is a melodic blues based hard rock/metal album. I really dig this disc, even more so that their commercial metal debut. Very cool album cover.