It was the perfect choice for an opening song. Lenny Wolf croons the lyrics seductively and I will admit that he sounds very much like Robert Plant during the choruses.
There are so many elements and great riffs to the songs on In Your Face that I find myself playing the CD regularly in my car. The recording is still crisp and clean after all these years and does not feel dated at all. Too often, verse lyric patterns are structured the same way in the songs where he will sing three lines seductively and then energize the fourth line with screaming or falsetto to give it just that little bit more.
This can be a bit repetitive. There are also too many times where he uses oohs and aahs, which is where the Robert Plant comparisons come into play. It had sold a hardly modest , units, only 14, short of achieving their second Gold LP, when the band abruptly broke up for personal reasons in August By , Wolf had returned to Germany to regroup. With a new, mostly German lineup, Kingdom Come remained active with several subsequent releases and tours in Europe under their collective belt.
The band had kept recording albums and touring since then. In early Kingdom Come released studio album no. He also planned to tour again in Cordell signed Stag and Royal Jelly to a recording contract.
The band's first single, "Ceiling" reached 22 with a bullet on the FM airplay charts before the band was lost in the shuffle of Cordell's death from lymphoma and the purchase and restructuring of Island by PolyGram. In , after the demise of the band, a disillusioned Stag went back to Pittsburgh and immersed himself in the blues , to get back in touch with the source of his inspiration. Steier and Kottak went back to Kentucky and assembled the short-lived Wild Horses , who released an album on Atlantic Records.
Both would later resurface in Warrant. James Kottak did not go unnoticed by Scorpions and eventually earned a place as their permanent drummer.
In the band has reunited once again with guitarist Danny Stag, bassist Johnny "JB" Frank and drummer Hendrik Thiesbrummel for a series of concerts worldwide. He wants to retire. He's got his life. The musical style on Kingdom Come's debut album was very close to the early blues-rock style of English rock band Led Zeppelin , to the point that some listeners initially thought that Kingdom Come was actually a Led Zeppelin reunion. Moore, with Ozzy Osbourne on lead vocals, pokes fun at bands such as Kingdom Come on the track, criticizing their blatant use of Led Zeppelin's sound and image.
Vocalist Lenny Wolf further inflamed the situation in an interview with Kerrang magazine where he alleged to have never heard of Led Zeppelin. Despite all that, it was a bloody good album and a classic slice of commercial hard rock. Now, ten years plus later, the band's line up has changed, as has the attitude.
The atmosphere is far more relaxed, the vibe somewhat mellow and the delivery of the album restrained to say the least. It's not an album of power ballads, but it is soft. The delivery of the songs, high quality ones at that, has matured, as if the guys have grown up from the wild days of excess. The album is quite moody and mellow in places, like on the passionate and haunting Waiting. The opening number It Ain't So Bad is one of the rockier moments, but you can tell that things are never going to hit overdrive with an opening number of the pace.
There are several good ballads on the album, better appreciated if you are in a similar mood to the album. Waiting is the best of them - a top notch slow, haunting and passionate song.Check out Too by Lenny Wolf's Kingdom Come on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on flakowalabemununalarmelniggbal.co(6).