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GYPSY ROSE Another World Escape Music (2008)

Gypsy Rose

The band released their debut album back in 2005 and it was a very enjoyable hard rock album. This time around a change of vocalist sees current Bangalore Choir and ex-Accept vocalist David Reece join the band. Adding Reece has really seen the band up the ante and whereas the debut album hinted at the Scorpions this new one reminds the listener of Pink Cream 69, Pretty Maids and Gary Barden's solo work (the superb 'All The Way To The Sun' sounds uncannily like Gary Barden singing!).

Mats Leven (At Vance) pops up again to add depth to the backing vocals and the keyboards are used to better effect this time around, less as an embellishment more a key driver in the rhythm particularly. 'Angels' and 'Primal Call' feature catchy riffs coupled with really powerful vocals from David Reece. Only the slower, more ballad led moments like 'When I Call Your Name' let the album down slightly as they just seem to lack that final killer touch be it in the solo or harmonies. 'Fired' gets you rocking though and again it sounds like Gary Barden in solo mode which is fine in my book.

The band returns with a much harder sound overall mainly due to the more powerful vocals of David Reece. Definitely of interest to fans of bands like Pink Cream 69, Pretty Maids and Lion's Share.


Review by Jason Ritchie

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***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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