25.6.12

Little Caesar American Dream 2012

It's been a busy year for hard rock for our 2012. We already met Trixter, Tyketto, LA Guns, Great White etc previously in a revival of 80s band, now please met Little Caesar. The band himself humbly describe them as a longhaired, tattooed bikers singing such soulful, yet ballsy, rock music when they arrived on the scene in Los Angeles in 1987 . Unfortunately Little Caesar was first of all victims of changing taste of music in mainstream rock in '90s. They didn't survive well and only resurrected in mid 2000s. In 2009 Little Caesar gathered once more and recorded Redemption. This continue to our 2012 album titled "American Dream".

Being previously worked with Bob Rock class producer, the band delivered an industry standard recording. This album sounds solid blues hard rock. They describe them self as R&B guitar driven Rock and Roll. Whatever it is, the album is great listening with nostalgic guitar playing supplied by duo guitarist Joey Brasler and Loren Molinare. A short RnR riff in the opening track Holly Roller is an LA vibe of punk and rock. American Dream is great catchy hard rock with excellent lyric. More rock and roll in song Hard Rock Hell, the anthem riff this is one of my favorite tune. The rhythm utilizing an overdriven guitar tune which is great here. Fourth song Prisoner of Love title may sounds too commercial, still the song success in twisting the tempo and groove and memorable. Enjoyable riff in In My Mirror, we come to the ballad point in Only A Memory Away, which have that romantic chorus we can sing together.

Guitarist Joey Brasler must be noted for give solos that magnify the mood. He rarely gives more than required and the notes done in easy non shredding way, which is already great without it. Vocals works by founding member Ron Young is the red line on every song. Easily listening album, this should added to your porto folio of hard rock revival this year.

Metal Harem class: ******** 8 stars out of 10

Little Caesar - American Dream 2012
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1. Holy Roller
2. American Dream
3. Hard Rock Hell
4. Prisoner of Love
5. In My Mirror
6. Only a Memory Away
7. The Girl’s Rockin’
8. Is Your Crazy, Gettin’ Lazy
9. Own Worst Enemy
10. Drama Queen
11. Dirty Water

Ron Young - vocals
Tom Morris - drums
Fidel Paniagua - bass
Loren Molinare - guitars
Joey Brasler - guitars

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