Tuesday, November 18, 2008

LANCELOT - Shadow And Light (1996)

While Hungary belongs to the western world, for us (americans), these countries are like the 'beyond', perhaps due to the fact they were decades behind the Iron Curtain, and its culture remained impermeable to us.
Well, LANCELOT musicians have learned the lesson to perfection, sounding like typical 90's westcoast-rock, but with that characteristic european touch, rounded off a disc different and fresh for this style.

Two singers, several guests, among them two girls wich provide a variety mixtures, great guitar players, special mention to Kerekes Ali (Steve Lukather style), on song nº 6, my favorite here.
Title track was semi-finalist in Eurovision contest.
First class production, clean and clear.
Something exotic to try, very very good...
HQ rip, two links.

1. Ha itt lennél
2. A világ a jó barátom
3. A tulsó part
4. Jó veled
5. Alszik a föld
6. Érj hozzzám
7. Hello goodbye
8. Fény és árnyék
9. Hideg az éjjel
10. Nézz néha rám
11. Ne félj
12. Zsófi álma

Dunai Sandor: vocals, acoustic guitar
Kis Pal: keyboards, programming
Suri Andras: guitars, backing vocals
Barabas Tamás: bass, guitars
Molnar Szilvia: vocals (track 11)
Kerekes Ali: guitar (track 6)
Kokenyesi Eva: vocals (tracks 4,6,11)
Román Lazslo: vocals (tracks 1,7,9,10)

Part 1:

Part 2:

PHIL ACCARDI'S CHALICE - Take Control (1988)

One of the most sought after 80's indie american hard rock-metal out there.
Not my fav style in any form, but this is a mega rare baby .
Self-released on cassette only (there's a "radio station only vinyl promo" even more rare)
Phil Accardi has the chops, crunchy sound, good solos.
Nice layered keyboards and acceptable voice.
Production is so-so, but c'mon, it's a self produced indie.
If you like this kind of 'hard 'n heavy', try this one.

1 - Eyes Of Burning Fire
2 - On My Way
3 - More than Anything
4 - High on Love
5 - Take Control
6 - Running Around
7 - Victim of the Night
8 - Bright as the Stars

Phil Accardi - Vocals, Guitars
Bill Poulos - Bass
Mike Muller - add. Guitar
Guy Lodico - Keyboards