MY FAVORITE RELEASE OF 2014
After spending nearly six months with Men of Honor, my appreciation for Adrenaline Mob has only grown. Each listen to this album adds another layer of respect for what’s been accomplished on this disc. It is still C, while Tesla’s newest, Simplicity is a close second and Sebastian Bach’s Give ’em Hell ranks third.
All three albums are highly recommended for inclusion in any self respecting hard rock and heavy metal aficionados collection.
Therefore, I’ve decided to republish this original post from regarding the time, not so long ago, when Men of Honor, was just an exciting pre-release, not yet my Metal Album of the Year (so far).
I am a BIG fan of Adrenaline Mob.
Their first album Omerta, released in the fall of 2011 was simply a killer warm up for what what has become my most anticipated new album of 2014, Men of Honor. Men of Honor releases February 18th.
Omerta featured Dream Theater’s founding member Mike Portnoy on drums as did their fantastic covers album from 2012, Coverta. Portnoy has since left the band to form another of my favorite new bands, THE WINERY DOGS. In what I feel is a real eye opener on drums now,,for me at least, is TWISTED SISTER drummer A.J. Pero. A.J. impresses on every track I’ve heard so far. I had no idea the man could play this fast, and heavy. In a word: WOW!
A.J. joins metal maestro guitarist Mike Orlando (Symphony X), powerhouse vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X), and bassist John Moyer (Disturbed) to form what may be a group that is greater than the sum of it’s parts. More than a supergroup, a SUPER BAND.
Yeah, they’re that good.
The three track’s I’ve decided to highlight below are heavy, hooky, and feature some mighty fine musicianship and songwriting. They are also a strong indication of what the rest of the album holds in store for you metalheads. I have been listening and listening, and listening, to every track I can get my ears on over, and over, and over. I just can’t get enough and I believe Adrenaline Mob has put together an album that could compete for Metal Album of the Year.
So, may I present for your listening pleasure three metal tunes that will put a smile on your face, a bang in your head, and jolt of adrenaline in your blood from “the mighty MOB.”
Published by rbtaleman
Heavy metal (fiend/friend?) Writer, frustrat(or), frustrat(ee), decorated U.S. Navy veteran, Husband(twice), father(three times), grandfather(of seven), FM radio veteran, Concertgoer, music collector, muscle car aficianado. Grown up since five. Child since 45. View all posts by rbtaleman