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ARTIST: Inglorious
ALBUM: Inglorious
LABEL: Frontiers
SERIAL: FRCD 720
YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Nathan James - vocals * Wil Taylor - guitar * Andreas Eriksson - guitar * Colin Parkinson - bass * Phil Beaver - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Until I Die * 02 Breakaway * 03 High Fying Gypsy * 04 Holy Water * 05 Warning * 06 Bleed For You * 07 Girl Got A Gun * 08 You're Min * 09 Inglorious * 10 Wake * 11 Unaware

WEBLINKS: www.inglorious.com

Background
Inglorious are, according to those in the know the next big thing. With such rock luminaries as Brian May extolling their virtues, expectations are certainly high for these lads. The focal (vocal) point of the band is Nathan James who made a name for himself here in the UK, initially with his appearance on Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Superstar' and then later with The Trans Siberian Orchestra. With the backing of a group of impressive young guns and boasting a suitably old school rock image they do seem to have it all going for them. The band's press blurb talks about them being organic and getting back to the old fashioned nitty gritty of recording in that it was recorded pretty much live and in the same room. They do seem to have embraced all of that early 70's vibe, but do they cut it when it comes down to the actual music?


The Songs
Eleven tracks, eleven stunners. Yep, this is old school rock at it's very best. The Hammond drenched intro paving the way for opener 'Until I Die' which rocks big time and the intensity from then on barely lets up. 'High Flying Gypsy' has all the hallmarks of Zeppelin particularly in the drumming department, and 'Holy Water' displays real soul and passion in a way Paul Rodgers did so well with his singing in Free and Bad Company. Throughout though I'm reminded of Aerosmith and it's difficult to put my finger on it, but I think it's in the attitude within the music that brings to mind the 'Smith's. Even when the band slows it down a little they still come up trumps vis a vis 'Bleed For You'. Nathan James' vocals are inevitably the star of the show, but the rest of the band are no slouches either, they produce a huge sound which is befitting of the bands they profess to use as influences. Production wise, well it's no frills and all the better for it too. Very much an album rooted in the classic early '70's but given a modern bang up to date make over. Essential listening.


In Summary
I first encountered Nathan James nearly two years ago at a small private gig put on by one of my friends and he has an impressive set of pipes to be sure. He proved to me that night that he can not only rock out but hearing him perform a Journey medley, he even gave the great Steve Perry a run for his money! Speaking with him at the time he was enthusiastic about getting Inglorious off the ground even them, so it's taken a while but the wait has been most definitely worth it. If the quality of releases carries on like this throughout the year, were in for quite a time. [word count 465]


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#1 | gdazegod on February 25 2016 01:41:23
There's a slightly new layout to the articles page now. I've had to separate the album cover to sit above the album details. It used to be side by side. This makes it look a better when viewed on a smart phone or tablet.

I will run a mySQL script to correct all the other articles, so they look as per above.
#2 | DEMONAOR on February 25 2016 04:30:54
A really good album with that 70's vibe to it.
#3 | swazi on February 28 2016 17:31:35
Oh, damn ..! Another one to purchase ??! eek
#4 | englandashes on May 28 2016 23:03:05
'Unaware', could possibly be the song of the year, followed by The Cult's 'dark energy'
#5 | englandashes on June 15 2016 00:16:17
Wow, just back from their appearance at wavenden stables, excellent performance, all of the guys perform a vital part, Nathan certainly can hold a tune, maybe he could keep the Whitesnake name carrying on!,, with Dave as the manager, one of the best british singers since Coverdale and Gillan
#6 | richardb on October 15 2017 18:18:48
I was lucky enough to catch the band live a couple of weeks ago and concur with all of the above. Nathan has certainly got the pipes and the stage prescence too!
 
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