Label: Crookd Records - none • Format: Cassette Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
Surprisingly, S. Badlands is heavy but with a bluesy vibe. Sun Red Sun is not bluesy at all, but rather straight forward metal, with some surprisingly heavy songs. Some of the material even borders on speed metal. Several of these songs were partially penned by ex- Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonnaso I guess it should not be to surprising. Aside from the decent songwriting, what makes these discs for me is the voice of Ray Gillen.
The man was an incredible talent. It's such a shame he died at such a young age. Other musicians appearing include Chris Caffery from Savatage. Disc one is the original Sun Red Sun release which features Ray's vocals on about half the songs. According to the liner notes, Ray sang all the songs originally but after his death, Al Romano decided, on the advice of a manager, to re-record the songs with a Lock Me Up - Sun Red Sun - Sun Red Sun singer.
Enter John Waltz Song (From Romeo & Juliet) - Joan Turner - Joan Turners Workshop, who apparently was also with Badlands for a short time after Ray left. Discs two and three are both outtakes from these recording sessions, as well as a few live tracks and some other fluff.
Other than that rest of the material is all different takes on 'real' songs. The band shows their sense of humor on songs like "Heavy Metal Cowboys. Related Collections: RondinelliGillanBadlands. Back to Index.
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