Revolution Saints – Rise

It was hard to not be aroused when the news of a new “supergroup” that featured bassist and singer Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees), drummer and lead vocalist Deen Castronovo (The Dead Daisies, Journey, Bad English, Hardline, Ozzy Osbourne) and guitarist Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, Burning Rain, Whitesnake, Dio, Bad Moon Rising, Lion), went online back in 2015. The fact that the band was put together by Frontiers Records mattered little but on the other hand, since many of their projects are supervised (produced and written) by the label themselves – which often means Alessandro Del Vecchio, the project beforehand ran the risk of sounding just like many of their other projects. Because the truth is, too many of Frontiers project-albums are very similar both song and sound-wise. My hope here was that Blades, Castronovo and Aldrich had gotten together and written the songs themselves.

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