AXEL RUDI PELL Mystica|
SPV 99952DC (2006)
German melodic metal supremo Pell releases his 11th new album. The man who's recorded with most of the European musicians worth recording with, plays a mean guitar. A classical metal edge, he doesn't deny the strong Ritchie Blackmore influence, but is far more metal, with a touch of Hendrix too.
A cool intro is followed by 'Fly To The Moon', with vocals from Johnny Gioeli who doesn't sound a million miles from JLT, and the fluid guitar work nods at Uli Jon Roth.
A strong set, not for the average metal fan, but a serious touch of class.
Review by Joe Geesin