"Promise of Love" (Pakaderm; 1991)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

When Christian rock became popular there were a few bands that came out and battled the secular rock scene: Brighton was one of them. 

Although they only released one album (which was typical of many Christian rock bands) the message was more important than the the record contract. 

Brighton was produced by Dino and John Elefante. John, as you may know, sang with Kansas on their albums "Vinyl Confessions" and "Drastic Measures." So the producer chair was not filled with just any hack who turns knobs.

The guitar here is good by way of the 90s solos and the vocals are excellent because of Elefante's production. The CD does have that lighter rock sound, almost like Poison with the amps turned down to five. "Promise of Love" does rock in a few spots and that sound is what the band intended all along.

Although the music sounds so 90s today, it still has that unmistakable sound, something that makes you appreciate where music has gone to by listening to where it came from.

The brightest tracks are “Promise Of Love,” “On Any Sunday,” and “Boulevard.”

Brighton: David Brighton – vocals/guitar; Mark Robertson – bass/vocals; Steven W. Lantanation – drums/vocals.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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