Voodoo Hill

Voodoo Hill Voodoo Hill (Frontiers) 2000

1. "Sensitive" (4:20)
2. "Disconnected" (5:34)
3. "Golden One (Gabi's Song)" (6:36)
4. "Spun In Lost Wages" (4:24)
5. "Keep It To Yourself" (4:33)
6. "24" (6:48)
7. "Just Another Monday" (4:24)
8. "The Gypsy" (4:27)
9. "Black Leather" (3:46)
10. "Voodoo Hill" (5:51)

Voodoo Hill features the vocal talents of Glenn Hughes. In my opinion Glenn is one of those unique talents that makes everything he puts his voice to sound phenominal. I mean the man could sing over a busy signal on a phone and make it sound like a masterpiece. However, Voodoo Hill is far and away better than the monotonous sounds of a busy signal. As a matter of fact, on top of the monstrous talent of Hughes, Dario Mollo is also a great guitarist and composer. Not surpisingly the material here sounds like a mix of Deep Purple and Whitesnake style rock with some shredding guitar solos that would rivel Via and Satriani. 'Sensitive' is a strong album opener, a mid-tempo rocker with Glenn's voice in fine form. 'Disconnected' moves into even heavier terrain with a dark and moody riff and Glenn once again just wailing over top. The CD continues in like manner with a quality mixture of hard rockers, bluesy mid-paced rockers and even the mellower moments. Through it all, Glenn's vocal melodies really bring the songs to life. Am I just a die-hard Hughes fan that thinks he can do no wrong? Perhaps I am, but I don't think you will find many who will disagree with this review. Voodoo Hill is a solid, hard rock album.

Wild Seed of Mother Earth Voodoo Hill - Wild Seed Of Mother Earth (Frontiers Records) 2004

1. "Make Believe" (4:58)
2. "Dying To Live" (4:37)
3. "Still Evergreen" (4:53)
4. "Atmosphere" (4:07)
5. "Wild Seed Of Mother Earth" (5:06)
6. "My Eyes Don't See It" (4:46)
7. "Can't Stop Falling" (5:22)
8. "Nothing Stays The Same" (5:08)
9. "Soul Protector" (4:39)
10. "She Cast No Shadows" (3:51)
11. "16 Guns" (5:27)

"Wild Seed Of Mother Earth" is simply a great piece of heavy, traditional hard rock 'n roll. I swear, anything that Mr. Hughes puts his pipes to sounds almost god-like. The man can sing and scream like few others. Voodoo Hill is certainly the heaviest project Glenn has been associated with since his days with one Tony Iommi. However, this is not quite as metallic as that material. The mood of the songs here range from bluesy to hard rocking, but never really pushes into area of heavy metal. That said, I still find this to be an infectious release. On top of Hughes pipes, the songwriting is excellent and guitarist Dario Mollo plays solid rhythms and leads. As with most of Glenn Hughes' projects over they years, this is one of those CDs that will most likely see many spins for years to come.

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