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Pell, Axel Rudi: Tales Of The Crown

Seventeen releases over nineteen years fans can't complain about that for consistency. Tales Of The Crown is Axel Rudi Pell's new release for 2008. Ten tracks with music that you've come to expect from the Pell band. Johnny Gioeli handles vocal duties, Axel Rudi Pell all guitars, Ferdy Doernberg keyboards, Volker Krawczak bass and the ever reliable master on the drums with an impressive list of bands he has performed with, Mike Terrana. (Incidentally - if you're another Mike Terrana fan check out his solo material like Shadows Of The Past it's really very good and another example of what a diverse and talented drummer he is.)

Tales Of The Crown is your classic melodic metal album full of hooks, Pell performs multiple cool solos and Johnny Gioeli's vocals suit the material perfectly. "Higher" is a memorable pounding track with a fine chorus and imposing solo, there are fun rockers like "Ain't Gonne Win" and "Riding On An Arrow" to faster tracks like "Angle Eyes" and "Buried Alive". You'll find the ballads like "Touching My Soul" and even an Instrumental track with "Emotional Echoes" which presents a nice change and a spirited showcase for Axel. "Tales Of The Crown", title and longest track clocking in at over eight minutes, is a great song, a very appealing exhibition from Axel. If I was to pick my favorite tracks on Tales Of The Crown I would take "Higher", "Ain't Gonna Win", "Emotional Echoes","Riding On An Arrow" and "Tales Of The Crown" but I did enjoy the others as I'm sure fans will.

Track Listing:
1. Higher
2. Ain't Gonna Win
3. Angel Eyes
4. Crossfire
5.Touching My Soul
6. Emotional Echoes
7. Riding On An Arrow
8. Tales Of The Crown
9. Buried Alive
10.Northern Lights

Added: October 18th 2008
Reviewer: Scott Jessup
Related Link: The Artist's Website
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Language: english

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