Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Guys she's on Facebook, I...
Maybe Franne was friends ...
Rudy was co-written by Fe...
Great album and excellent...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Redefined ...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Eye Of The...
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
You must login to post a message.

20-11-2017 22:15
Anyone have a rip of the Daddy Warbucks album on Tiger Lily from 76 please?

19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

19-11-2017 03:05
OK, all the YouTube videos are working again. Just use the YT link, and then encase in tags [ youtube] at the start, [/ youtube] at the end. Cool. Thumbs Up

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2011 Articles » Homerun - 2011 Black World
Homerun - 2011 Black World

ARTIST: Homerun
ALBUM: Black World
LABEL: Tanzan Music/Fastball
YEAR: 2011
SPONSOR: Tanzan Music


LINEUP: Matteo Albarelli - vocals * Valerio Castiglioni - guitars, backing vocals * Andrea Ringoli - guitars * Paolo Luoni - bass * Walter Borrelli - keyboards, hammond, backing vocals * William Battiston - drums, percussion

TRACK LISTING: 01 Intro * 02 Silence's Broken * 03 No More * 04 As We Did Before * 05 Ephemeral Light * 06 Our Love Song * 07 Black World * 08 Princess Of Time * 09 The Golden Cage * 10 Lipstick * 11 Intoxication Of Love * 12 Firefly * 13 Another Reason To * 14 No More (Acoustic Version)


WEBLINKS: www.homerunrock.it

Homerun are an Italian band who have been on the scene for about 10 years or so now. I recall when they first appeared, how the media labelled them as a Gotthard clone. The band themselves decided to change their name from the Dead Poets to Homerun, as a tribute to the Swiss rock gods, so I guess that says something of their musical heritage. Not having heard their first album 'Don't Stop' from 2008, I am unable to make a direct comparison, so I'll have to trust the opinions of others, though I have had a listen to one of their songs via You Tube. But if 2011's 'Black World' is anything to go by, then the pinch-hitters have moved bases around the diamond, offloading Gotthard for the heavier climes of Danish kings Pretty Maids, perhaps also a dash of German rockers Pink Cream 69. Perhaps this was due to the changed line-up in between albums, with a new rhythm section and lead guitarist. Homerun spent most of 2010 in the studio, finally unleashing 'Black World' onto the market during September 2011.

The Songs
Working forward beyond the keyboard laced 'Intro', the first track 'Silence Is Broken' is good chugging stuff, containing typical Euro-metal elements, exotic keyboard lines and fiery lead breaks. There are two versions of the track 'No More' on the CD. One a rocker, the second is an acoustic version. I think the unplugged version was preferable, the chorus on the original was a bit offputting. The ballad 'As We Did Before' is well constructed, led by some deft piano work and an overall approach to the style of Place Vendome. Homerun kick into high gear for the racy and dramatic 'Ephermeral Night', one of the better tracks here, so too the dense 'The Golden Cage'. 'Our Love Song' is probably the closest to Gotthard, straight ahead guitar based rock n roll, following on its heels, the title track also presses hard. 'Princess Of Time' is the second ballad, and this is good too, quite winsome and windswept. 'Lipstick' is a commercial track with a hint of classic rock, the organ work adding to that impression. For something different, 'Intoxification Of Love', features a hard bashing keyboard a la Toto, but they move off into different territory yet again for 'Firefly', a likeable track. 'Another Reason To' also holds true to the Gotthard recipe of hard rock.

In Summary
'Black World' is not as hard as the album cover and title might suggest. If you can handle a mix of the three bands mentioned in the Background section above, then there's every chance you might enjoy this. The vocals of Matteo Albarelli might be an issue for some of you. He operates at the Tommy Heart end of the vocal spectrum, but without the warmth or control. I found listening to him to be quite a challenge, but when he tunes down a bit, he sounds ok. Homerun are now available via Tanzan Music, or at your nearest Interweb retailer.

All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.

This article has been tagged
Tags: Homerun 
#1 | dangerzone on October 30 2011 13:24:55
They better hope Dave Mustaine doesn't see their logo!
#2 | george_the_jack on December 07 2011 01:50:43
Another "wannabe Gotthard" name that lacks in almost every aspect of the game.I can see a good potential but the singer has to try a lower singing range and tune out a bit (as George rightly says)because trying to play in the same field as Steve Lee and Tommy Heart, ends up sounding rather rediculous... Production-wise, the overall result is pretty average too.
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
Articles Cloud
Sand, The - 1992 Promises And Lies, Skindiver - 1993 Skindiver, New Man - 1986 New Man, Syd Arthur - 2014 Sound Mirror, Urban Tale - 2001 Urban Tale, Brainstorm - 2008 Downburst, Nugent, Ted - 1984 Penetrator, Toto - 1986 Fahrenheit, Stoneflower - 2003 Crack A Little Smile, Frank, Kimberly - 1998 Kimberly Frank, London Underground - 2000 London Underground, Anthrax - 2016 For All Kings, Sherbet - 1973 On With The Show, Halligan, Bob (Jnr) - 1991 Window In The Wall, Kirwan, Danny - 1979 Hello There Big Boy!
Bentwood Rocker Styx Saxon Vigrass And Osborne Quiet Riot UFO Theander Expression Xinema Hungry Heart Hubi Meisel Dion Bayman Joey Stec Pathosray Nexx Sweet Comfort Band Uriah Heep Shy (UK) Edguy Nazareth Motorhead Jean Beauvoir Voodoo X Gene Cotton Tim Hunter FM (Canada) Newman Khymera Fates Warning 10cc Monro Motorhead
All Tags
Search DDG