SHAGGY – Fighting Angels And Demons

SHAGGY - Fighting Angels And Demons
  • 6.3/10
    SHAGGY - Fighting Angels And Demons - 6.3/10


Release date: March 9, 2019

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7/10 (1 vote)

The story of Shaggy (The Rock Band) is a fascinating one. Born in the early 70’s and releasing only one album in ’74, the band spent decades faded from memory and existence. With the growth of the internet in the early 2000s the band sprung back into the spotlight for both the audience and the original members of the band. Slowly, it became clear that there was a patiently waiting audience for new Shaggy material and the band began working on a come-back album. The process was slow, partly due to the death of original bassist Janna Gustavson during the recording process.

Now, in 2019, the band is back in full swing with the release of the first part of a double album, Fighting Angels And Demons, Part 1. The release is a blend of many of our favorite 70s Rock and proto-Metal styles ranging from washy, 70s Prog to Rainbow-esq hard driving, early Power Metal. Ulrich Carlsson’s vocals are a good fit for the material. His style is articulate and confident but he achieves this without overshadowing the instrumentation. Although this release contains only 7 tracks and barely makes it into LP running time, each of the tracks serves a purpose on the release and none of the songs sound like filler.

Although some of the mixes are lacking in clarity, the overall vibe and unique sensibility of Fighting Angels And Demons gives it a interesting and captivating magic.



  • Maxxxwell Carlisle

    Maxxxwell was a reviewer and the host of The Maxed Out Metal Hour here on Metal Express Radio. He is the current lead guitarist for LA based metal veterans Hellion. In addition to his ongoing role in Hellion, he has also released 5 albums as a solo artist and appeared as a guest writer and soloist on Michael Angelo Batio's Intermezzo album, named one of the Top 5 shred albums of 2014 by Guitar World Magazine. He continues to collaborate with various Metal musicians and teaches guitar technique and Metal composition via Skype. Additionally, he is a former competitive bodybuilder and enjoys a lifestyle based around health, fitness and Metal.

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