Raised On Rock is the fifth studio release from Germany’s Hard Rock, Heavy Metal band Voodoo Circle, and the first to feature new lead vocalist Herbie Langhans. The Cureent line up features Langhans, taking over vocal duties from Pink Cream 69 frontman David Readman, founding guitarist Alex Beyrodt, founding bassist Mat Sinner, and drummer Francesco Jovino, all currently of the band Primal Fear. Raised On Rock very evidently pays tribute to its influences, with notes of Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Rainbow clearly heard throughout. Track 3, “Walk On The Line” is very reminiscent of “Crying In The Rain” by Whitesnake. “Ultimate Sin” immediately calls to mind another Whitesnake classic. “Unknown Stanger” had a classic Depp Purple flavor. Langhans powerful voice is reminiscent of Ronnie James Dio, and Raised On Rock showcases his abilities very well. Each of the 11 tracks harkens back to the golden age of Hard Rock and Metal, and any fan of that period of music will feel at home listening. Talented performers, well written songs, and overall a well-produced record that captures that late 70s, early 80s vibe but with a modern production sensibility.
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