Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Burn Halo - "Up From The Ashes" CD

Fronted by former 18 Visions songwriter James Hart, Burn Halo's second album is a radio-friendly, squeaky-clean rock/metal album, readymade for FM play. I'm neither surprised or impressed by the same old vocals (thanks, Layne Staley, for the template) and recycled "rebellious" pop-metal rhythm section. And is that a drum machine in there? This will find plenty of fans, but if you're looking for adventure in music, there's nothing original here, and nothing you've not heard elsewhere in the past 15 years. Avoid. (Rawkhead Records, aka Warner Brothers)

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