Metal Mayhem Music
Produced by: Jamie St. James
Released: OUT NOW / Website
Relatives: Black N Blue, Aerosmith, Michael Monroe
GENRE: Hard Rock
This is a new solo/side project from ex Black N Blue frontman Jamie St James.|
To say this is a low budget release would probably be fair, as things sound pretty rough and certainly raw.
I would say that this is almost a live in the studio affair, with minimal over dubs.
But that isn't a bad thing, there's a lot of atmosphere to this record, you just have to be aware this isn't a major label release!
Jamie sounds is as good as voice as ever, delivered with virtually no harmony of backing vocal support. Like I said, this is a raw rock record!
The songs of St James are no nonsense, guitar driven, groove filled rockers, with touches of organ and the occasional keyboard.
There's the natural comparisons to Black N Blue of course, but the bio also suggests some Aerosmith. Sure, can't argue with that, but it's the funked up early blues Aerosmith, not their 80's/90's stadium personality.
I get the occasional vibe that fans of Michael Monroe's solo work might get a kick out of this, as both have that raw, live, blues punk feel to them.
|PRODUCTION: 65%||SONGS: 79%||VIBE: 75%||ATTITUDE: 79%||ESSENTIAL FOR: Most Black N Blue fans.|