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Black Eye: Black Eye

Black Eye is the latest venture from Pink Cream 69 vocalist David Readman, and one that will hopefully gain this British born singer a new set of fans with his particular brand of Melodic Metal. Although Readman is very impressive vocal wise throughout, his efforts are sadly let down with a set of songs which are, to put it rather bluntly ordinary and ultimately unimpressive.

The album on the surface comes across as big and bold but with songs such as `The Hurricane` and `Break the Chains` the album very quickly starts to lose its luster.

There are valiant attempts to raise the bar though, on the likes of `No Turning Back` which hints at better things, and is a decent slice of Melodic Metal, and the obligatory ballad `Midnight Sunset` which is crying out to be taken up a notch but it’s just left wallowing at ground level., and the only other track to offer anything of substance is `Under Enemy`s Fire` which fares somewhat better, but is a (small) diamond in a deep rough.

This is a missed opportunity for Readman who still has a mighty impressive set of pipes, but having to deal with, at best mediocre material does not do him justice in any way shape or form.

Track Listing
1.The Hurricane
2.Space Travel
3.Break The Chains
4.No Turning Back
5.Darkest Night
6.Midnight Sunset
7.Under Enemy's Fire
8.The Landing
9.Don't Trust Anyone
10.When You're Gone
11.Time Stand Still

Added: July 10th 2022
Reviewer: Malcolm Smith
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Language: english

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