Recent Music Reviews
Following is my review of:
ORION THE HUNTER - S/T
A Boston offshoot, this band featured guitarist Barry Goudreau, and future Bostoner Fran Cosmo on lead vocals. Brad Delp even provided backing vocals. Drummer Michael DeRosier was ex Heart which also helped cement the sound, so think Boston, Heart, Journey and Triumph.
The tracks are fairly typical 1984 melodic rock, given the influences, although there is some fantastic guitar work, and Fran Cosmo’s searing vocals hint at why he was given the Boston job a few years later. So You Ran was a top 10 hit in the US, no mean feat.
Dark And Stormy is a piano lead moody number, featuring some good guitar harmonies.
It is a very good album but far from groundbreaking.