Inglorious - ‘Inglorious’ (Frontiers Music Srl) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 28 January 2016 03:00

IngloriousAh and so at last the world now has chance to see what Nathan James is capable of. Forget his misjudged attempts at reality shows The Voice and Superstar, the boy with the voice has finally found his home and that home is with international rockers Inglorious. 


The buzz around this group is thankfully for once, warranted, and as 'Until I Die' ushers in the band 11 track debut album you become one with the music. This is what rock music can do, Inglorious are firing on all cylinders make no mistake. 


The breath-taking opening riff of 'Breakaway' borrows from the classics such as Deep Purple (Mk IV) and of course Whitesnake, the Coverdale comparisons popping up throughout the album at an alarming rate, but more on that later. 

The band are made up of rhythm guitarist Wil Taylor, lead guitarist Andreas Eriksson, bassist Colin Parkinson, and drummer Phil Beaver. Whilst most of the UK will know vocalist Nathan. This is clearly not a vehicle for James though, because together is where their true strength lies. 


‘Inglorious’ features guest writers including Al Pitrelli (Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger, Whitesnake) and Neil Fairclough (Queen). So you kind of know what to expect from that stellar line up.


Songs like 'High Flying Gypsy', 'Holy Water' and 'Warning' invoke memories of Bad Company and Free to me, with James easily handling the emotion, and the blues feel is another thing that warms up my cockles.


One of the best songs for me on the album is 'You're Mine', which is a heavy slab of prime Zeppelin/Whitesnake at their best. This is the kind of songs that the Cov needs to be doing but clearly hasn't the chops to do it anymore, but hey with James on the case, we needn't worry.  This song along with 'Wake' are proof that classic rock is safe in the hands of Inglorious.


‘Inglorious’ consists of 11 tracks of pure molten rock, there is no filler, just killer after killer, and I, for one, cannot wait for their upcoming show in Swansea this June. It's going to be a night of (in)glorious RAWK!


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