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RONNY MUNROE ELECTRIC WAKE REVIEW 2014

 

RONNY MUNROE - ELECTRIC WAKE

RAT PACK RECORDS

JUNE 24 2014

 

 

Ronny Munroe found fame as the voice of Metal Church before the band disbanded in 2009, but he has a CV that spreads further to include the bands Moxi and Lillian Axe as well as acting for a stint as touring vocalist for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Metal Church themselves returned in 2012 for the album ‘Generation Nothing’. This release marks Ronny’s fourth solo outing after the impressive 2012 outing ‘Lords of the Edge’.

 

‘Electric Wake’ also features a number of notable guests in the shape of George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob); Pamela Moore (Who guested on Queensryche’s Operation Mindcrime); Dave Rude (Tesla) and others.   

 

Musically for my money this album contains some of Ronny’s best music to date, and proves that vocally he is still up there with the cream of the traditional Metal’s elite. From the rock solid opening track ‘Burning Time’ to the Metal Anthem ‘The Others’ (featuring Rude and Moore) and closer ‘United’ the intriguingly-titled ‘Electric Wake’ has enough balls and attitude to make it more than just another time-marker in a rather surprisingly under-appreciated catalogue.

 

‘Ghosts’ which features George Lynch, is even better than the opener and utilises the classic-style Heavy Metal sound to the max to deliver the sort of opening salvo  that does more than merely keep your attention. As the album progresses the sound simply enfolds you and gems like ‘Turn the Stone’ and ‘Ritual Damage’ shine, though to be brutally honest there is some filler here and with a good writer onboard Ronny is only a step away from real gold.

 

Listen to this one and you will realise that Ronny Munroe certainly has his best years to come. It may not reach the heights of Metal Church but it’s pretty much a must, in the main, for all fans of traditional Metal.

 

 

by Leslii Phillips

 

RONNY MUNROE ELECTRIC WAKE REVIEW 2014