3.5 out of 5 Stars!
When being sluggish in the morning, a non-coffee drinker like myself will occasionally crave a slamming wake-up call, and on those days, this album comes in handy.
Seeing as how the vocalist, David Wayne, was an on-again/off-again singer for the legendary band Metal Church, it’s a no-brainer that this lone release by Wayne (and ironically named Metal Church) is an album that would certainly appeal to the same fan-base. Joining David Wayne on this album, adding a lethal dose of musical caffeine, is the shrieking guitar duo of Craig Wells (Metal Church) and Jimi Bell (House of Lords), and the formidable rhythm section of bassist Mark Franco and drummer B.J. Zampa (House of Lords).
Yes, generally speaking, any of the ten tracks on offer here, from “The Choice,” “Nightmare, Part 2,” and “Soos Creek Cemetery” through to “Burning at the Stake,” “Vlad,” and a blazing cover of Mountain’s legendary “Mississippi Queen” are nothing short of a Heavy Metal Alarm Clock for those sluggish non-coffee drinkers like myself who need that extra mental kick-start.
By the way, the cover art is just too perfect for an album of this nature.
(And RIP David Wayne…you are sorely missed.)