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  • STEVEN PLUTO

REVOLUTION SAINTS – LIGHT IN THE DARK (2017)


Tracklist:

1. Light In The Dark 2. Freedom 3. Ride On

4. I Wouldn’t Change A Thing 5. Don’s Surrender

6. Take You Down 7. The Storm Inside

8. Can’t Run Away From Love

9. Running On The Edge

10. Another Chance 11. Falling Apart

12. Back On My Trail (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)

13. Turn Back Time (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)

14. Here Forever (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)

15. Locked Out Of Paradise (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)

Supergroup, Revolution Saints are back with their highly anticipated sophomore album, Light In The Dark. For those not in the know, Revolution Saints is comprised of drummer Deen Castronovo (Bad English, Journey), bassist Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees) and guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, The Dead Daises, Dio). The band was formed because Frontiers Records President, Serafino Perugino, wanted to work on a new project with these three musicians to highlight Castronovo’s voice. The band released their very well received self-titled debut album in 2015.

After a two-year wait, could the Revolution Saints break the sophomore slump that tends to plague a group or supergroup with a well received debut album? In a word, YES! Light In The Dark is a worthy follow up providing music lovers with another dose of melodic rock. The album that has everything you could want from this talented group; catchy and inspiring tunes, great vocals, soaring guitars, passionate bass playing and pounding drums. The album`s tracks include the energetic title track, the gritty /atmospheric Freedom, the motivational and optimistic Take You Down and the hard rockers Ride On & The Storm Inside. But hands down, the highlight of the album is the six-plus minute epic power ballade, I wouldn’t Change A Thing. The song is poignant, emotionally driven and easily ranks as the one of the best ballades of 2017.

Producer, Alessandro del Vecchi does a terrific job in delivering an album that sounds fantastic, with a crisp and clear production that showcases Aldrich, Blades and Castronovo’s passion for the material.

I may be repeating myself here, but like I mentioned in my review on their debut album, if you have a talented songwriter and singer like Jack Blades in the band…use him!!!! I understand that Revolution Saints is a project that brings Castronovo’s voice to the masses, but this is Jack Blades we’re talking about. The man has only one cowriting credit and shares lead vocal on one song? That is simply criminal.

Other than the minor flaw of underutilizing Jack Blades, Light In The DARK is a solid effort for the band. So, if you ever wondered how Journey would sound with a more guitar driven sound, then look no further than the Revolution Saints. Recommended.

You can purchase Light In The Dark from the Revolution Saints right here at the Aroundtable Store.

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