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CD Pamela Moore Resurrect Me review

PAMELA MOORE

RESURRECT ME

RATPAK RECORDS

2013

 

MAJESTIC METAL

 

 

 

PAMELA MOORE - PARANOIA

 

 

There are obviously going to be Queensryche comparisons for anyone that knows Pamela’s history and whilst they may not be the full story of this release they are a big part of it. But you know what? To me those connections are largely irrelevant as taking this album on its own merits as a work in its own right – this simply shines. Pamela Moore has made one of the best albums I’m likely to hear this year.

 

 


Written by Moore and guitarist Michael Posch this is an album that will please Queensryche fans and fans of fine Power Metal alike, but it’s an album with a real quality about it and one with some stunning songs. It also sounds amazing, both vocally and musically particularly in some of the breakdowns where Moore’s versatile voice and Posch’s guitar create some memorable passages.

 

 


The hardest part on an album like this is to pick out a few choice tracks to recommend but if we’re pushed then the opening pair of ‘Acquiescent’ and ‘Melt into You’ will have you remembering how great Queensryche of a certain vintage were. The single ‘Paranoia’ too gives you a glimpse of the quality here, but it’s not even one of our favourite tracks.

 

 


Our current pick has to be ‘Awakening’ which has all the brooding power of the album distilled in one song. To be perfectly honest though, nothing here disappoints.  

 

 


Starting with a track like ‘Acquiescent’, and burning brightly until the last note of ‘Wide Awake (Phoenix Rising)’; ‘Resurrect Me’ is an album that can’t fail to grab your attention, but unlike so many other albums of recent years that tread similar Melodic Metal/ Power Metal territory this is an album with no real peaks: it’s an album that consistently maintains the high ground. By the end of track ten you’ll be wondering, like we were, why Pamela’s isn’t a name you are already intimately familiar with.  

 

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Mark Diggins

 

PAMELA MOORE RESURRECT ME CD ALBUM REVIEW 2013