JOHN DALLAS – Love & Glory

JOHN DALLAS - Love & Glory
  • 8/10
    JOHN DALLAS - Love & Glory - 8/10


Sneakout Records / Burning Minds Music Group
Release date: September 25, 2021

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10.0:         Cannot be improved! Perfect, instant classic! Essential in any record collection.
9.5 – 9.9:  Fantastic, spectacular and outstanding!
9.0 – 9.4:  Amazing release! It just lacks that little extra spice to make it perfect.
8.5 – 8.9:  Exceptional release! Will likely rank among top ten albums of the year.
8.0 – 8.4:  Great release! It has many different qualities.
7.5 – 7.9:  Above average! It is an enjoyable release.
7.0 – 7.4:  It is not brilliant, but has many strong points.
6.0 – 6.9:  It has its moments, but is not that strong.
5.0 – 5.9:  Slightly above average, does not stand out. Good outweighs bad by just a little.
4.0 – 4.9:  Just below average, bad outweighs good by just a little.
3.0 – 3.9:  Mediocre. There might be a song or a performance that is enjoyable, but that is it.
2.0 – 2.9:  Very weak! There might be a light at the end of the tunnel, too many flaws.
1.0 – 1.9:  This release gives the word “terrible” new meaning.
0.1 – 0.9:  Awful! Avoid at all cost. There is nothing good to say about this release.


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The Backstory

After cutting his chops in After Life and Red Burn, John Dallas set out on his own. In 2015 he released his debut solo album Wild Life. 2021 marks the release of John Dallas’ follow-up album Love & Glory.

The Album

John Dallas cranks the amps up to eleven on the highly energetic opener “Anymore.” If you have a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell, then look no further than “Bad Sister.” “Drive Me Tonight” is driven by a thumping bass groove. The chorus is instantly repeatable, although perplexing. “Glory” is a power ballad that shows off the best of John Dallas’ vocals.

If you can believe it, John Dallas has a song called “John Dallas.” It could be seen as a little pompous or quite brilliant. Dallas now has a built in call-and-response song for his live shows. And you WILL be singing along when you hear it. “Love That Never Dies” is another track with an infectious chorus. “Shine On” is a ballad heavy on the acoustics, while “Lovers” is an up-tempo heart-on-his-sleeve lament. “Wasted” is gritty and darker than the tracks that preceded it.

The Verdict

John Dallas has clearly studied the music of The Scorpions and The Darkness. Love & Glory is peppered with simple yet bombastic Rock songs, with a touch of humor and theatrics. John Dallas may rock out like it’s 1988, but there’s certainly nothing wrong with that.


  1. Anymore
  2. Bad Sister
  3. Drive Me Tonight
  4. Glory
  5. John Dallas
  6. Love Never Dies
  7. Dancing All Night
  8. I’ll Be Waiting
  9. Shine On
  10. Lovers
  11. Wasted

John Dallas is

John Dallas – Vocals, Guitar
Tom Angeles – Guitar
Black Sam Carbo – Bass
Andy Palermo – Drums, Keyboards


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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