Posts by danielb

    Have been listening back to the BCC albums recently and I much prefer his singing on the DD albums. He often oversings with BCC, particularly on Afterglow, with a shouting vocal style, which is an area where he doesn't shine. There's more restraint on Radiance with a vocal style more in line with his solo albums = win :)

    Contrary to you, David, I quite like Radiance and what Glenn brings to the table. I feel his singing here harkens back to the way he sang on some of his 90s albums. This is a good thing, as it's been missing for a while. For example, Not Human reminds me of Addiction. I also like the groove oriented direction in songs like Born to Fly, Cascade and Not Human. The bass sound is huge.


    For future albums, I would like to see some more light and shade as far as dynamics go though. Holy Ground suffered from it and Radiance does too. Doug's guitar sound is almost too overbearing in the long run and Roll On comes as such a breath of fresh air as the last track. And still it's only 36 minutes long. They could easily have thrown in one more Glenn-like song like that, with his voice in the forefront. It would have given the album more diversity and offered a break from all the heavy riffing and somewhat dense (but powerful) production.


    I hope Glenn will continue with this band for a few more years and see where they can go from here. Maybe change the producer for the next one and have Doug turn himself down a notch or two.


    And yes, by all means, drop the covers live. I think Glenn feels the same way. Having Glenn play uninspired and boring songs like Mexico and Midnight Moses is like having Jeff Beck play Back in Black. Unnecessary and beneath him. And I like AC/DC :)


    Favorite songs? All of them (the sign of a strong album) but if I had to choose, the second half of the album:


    Born to Fly

    Kiss The Sun

    Courageous

    Cascade

    Not Human

    Roll On

    They’re not a doom metal band. Hopefully it will be back in its original key for the Summer tour, with Doug easing up a bit on the distortion.

    Glenn simply must pursue this direction after the Purple tour wraps up. If I hadn't known better, I would have thought it was still 1995 going by his voice. Just awesome. This is the type of material he should be doing. Play Me Out and Feel performed in their entirety for the next tour?