GENERAL JACK – Save Your Soul

GENERAL JACK – Save Your Soul
Label(s):
Supreme Music Creations
Released Year:
2024
Type:
Tracklist:
1. Parasomnia2. Save Your Soul3. Eyes Are Lying4. Fantasy5. The Questions In The Answer6. The Devil Is A Taker7. Cold Hearted Woman8. Gotta Run9. Show No Mercy10. Lost Generation

It’s common ground for many metal fans, the love that most of us share for the NWOBHM movement, that emerged during 1978–1981 era and changed the course of rock music and especially heavy metal.

GENERAL JACK is a band consisted of members that lived at the forefront of that glorious era and were heavily influenced by that. So, in late 80’s, the first members started shaping the band, that was formed in 1997 with the ambition to keep alive the spirit and genuine authenticity of the early-times of the movement, by performing as a cover band for a timespan that lasted almost 20 years! After a short hiatus in 2018, they decided to reactivate the band in 2022 and release their own material. At the same time, we observe the band to very active concert-wise and share the stage with a lot of legendary bands from that era.

In this full-length release, GENERAL JACK are offering us exactly that. Ten beautiful songs that submerge in the original sound of the first era of
NWOBHM. Darren Joyce (vocals) has a very distinctive and expressing voice that fits perfectly with the captivating music of the band. Patrick “Patch” Jackson (Guitar) and Shaun Stain (Guitar, Backing Vocals) present intricate guitar work and deliver the dynamic songwriting with hard-hitting riffs that keep alive the spirit of the immortal sound of NWOBHM. Scott Gregory (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Drew Poxon (Drums, Backing Vocals) complete the excellent demonstration and the aesthetic of the album with their energetic performance, solidifying the final outcome.

Should someone feel nostalgic of this era and cherish to listen to some new songs with melodic yet powerful sound, that’s a highly recommended album to do so. The anthemic and inspired vibe of the compositions will definitely compensate each and every moment of the listener.

Plenty of elements and influences of cherished bands like PRAYING MANTIS, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, early era DEF LEPPARD, SAXON, THIN LIZZY or even MOTΓ–RHEAD and BLACK SABBATH are to be discovered and revisited here.

It’d be no exaggeration to mention, that this release feels like a real
celebration of hard rock and NWOBHM that will engage and please fans and listeners.

β€˜β€™Save Your Soul’’ will be released on June 10th 2024 by Supreme Music Creations, on CD. – Check the discussion in our forum pages.

 

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