CD Reviews

Jack Starr's Burning Starr - 'Land Of The Dead' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/5f/53/55/1940_jackstarrsburningstarrlandofthedead_1328036006.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     January 31, 2012    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
1628   0   1   0   0   0

This could be his finest achievement so far.

Some thirty years since he first made an impression on the US metal scene with Virgin Steele, Jack Starr has resurrected the Burning Starr moniker for new album 'Land Of The Dead'. A rallying cry for uncompromising old school power metal from start to finish the album is bursting with galloping riffs, melodic vocals and Starr's trademark shredding solos. Adding the finishing touch is some Conan the Barbarian / Manowar inspired artwork and to provide even more authenticity there are guest appearances from Manowar alumni Ross the Boss and David Shankle. Another former member of the Kings of Metal, drummer Kenny "Rhino" Earl, is a fully fledged member of Burning Starr and the band is completed by Starr's long-time collaborator Ned Meloni on bass and the vocals of Todd Hall.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music


Hall, a veteran of 80's band Harlet, proves to be an inspired choice to front Burning Starr; possessing all of the necessary qualities to bring the lyrics to life and the ability to shift from screaming and wailing to melodic and moody in all of the right places. Starr himself is clearly still devoted to following the path of true metal and it is reassuring to discover both his playing and his songs remain creative and inventive. 'Twilight of the Gods', 'When Blood and Steel Collide' and 'On the Wings of the Night' deliver exactly what is expected; unashamedly overblown and melodramatic conjuring fantastical sword n sorcery imagery. The title track is preceded by some Hammer Horror spoken word before it launches into an energetic, heart-racing anthem and could easily be the signature song for Zombie apocalypse series 'The Walking Dead'. Closing out the eleven tracks and extending to almost seven minutes, 'Never Again' is an epic mid-tempo voyage with Hall's voice soaring above Starr's sparkling solos as the lyrics defiantly and proudly wave the flag for classic power metal into 2011 and beyond.

Jack Starr and Burning Starr are most definitely burning bright and in what has been a lengthy career 'Land of the Dead' could be his finest achievement so far.

Dean Pedley

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  August 2014  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
      1  2  3
  4  5  6  7  8  910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 22 hours, 31 minutes ago
  • Berny : Welcome Nelu! ;)
  • nelu.tand : Hello
  • Berny : Hi Axldobby, welcome back! :)
  • Axldobby : Hi from Brittany! Hope everybody is fine! :)
  • Berny : Fireworks 65 is out now!
  • KI2000 : Thanks for the videos!
  • Hysteria : @ oldfanoldfan: You are absolutely right!
  • LeChef : @oldfanoldfan: +1
  • oldfanoldfan : btw, I disagree, sad when someone passes, but the art lives on forever, and I think is an act of love to show his art, but just my opinion, not trying to create a debate.
  • oldfanoldfan : thanks for the videos!!!
  • Berny : Since the Rocktopia team was accused of showing a (quote) "complete lack of respect" by posting the last performance of Rick Chadock, we decided to stop showing the White Sister video.
  • Hysteria : Great shows, thanks for posting!
  • Berny : Rocktopia TV is back with three FULL Firefest shows. Check out the news on the front page!
  • Berny : Fireworks #64 is out now!
  • Berny : You're welcome Dean.
  • Dean : Thanks for the Nation up down the front for that brill set another great memory
  • PJS : Please visit the latest in my series of 'Another Moment In Time And Space' Blogs - and contribute to the discussion on the Rocktopia Forum as tyo your favourite (and last favourite) Rock Candy release.
  • Berny : No problem Rob! :)
  • rocktopiarob : Thx Berny for my write - up. Rob
  • Berny : Thanks Dean!
  • Dean : Loving the new pod cast ...nice one
  • Imposter10 : Berny A big thank you! ;)
  • Berny : @ imposter10: It's not online yet. Will post it together with the other new shows in the next few days.
  • Imposter10 : Berny!! Really!? Can't find it!! Please advise...
  • Berny : A brand new podcast and six new album reviews!
  • Berny : @ Franco: You've got post! ;)
  • Franco : Berny. email me please. stupidly deleted my email account. so had to get a new one. ugh....
  • Berny : NINE new DVD & Blu - ray reviews!
  • Berny : @ Imposter10: Consider it done! ;)
  • Imposter10 : Hi there, Will Nation show 2013 be available in Rocktopia TV!?

Only registered users are allowed to post

Hit Counter

mod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_counter
mod_vvisit_counterToday25826
mod_vvisit_counterYesterday58120
mod_vvisit_counterThis week162284
mod_vvisit_counterLast week210218
mod_vvisit_counterThis month958386
mod_vvisit_counterLast month772753
mod_vvisit_counterAll days22294083

We have: 254 guests, 1 members, 82 bots online
Your IP: 54.237.226.143
 , 
Today: Aug 27, 2014

Follow Us

FacebookTwitter