"Voodoo Hill" (Frontiers; 2000)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton


"Voodoo Hill" isn't a bad album by any stretch of the imagination - it's just isn't very interesting. In fact, if it weren't for the presence of legendary vocalist Glenn Hughes, "Voodoo Hill" is the kind of record you might play once and then forget about, never bothering to pull it out and even give it a second listen.

The ten songs on "Voodoo Hill" are various incarnations of melodic hard rock, ranging from the fairly lively ("Sensitive," "Spun In Lost Wages") to the typical rock'n'roll ballad ("Golden One (Gabi's Song)," "24") to the somewhere in-between. None of the ten tracks stands out particularly, however, although it must also be noted that none are unlistenable, either. It's just that even the lively ones are just a bit dull.

Fans of Hughes and the other musicians on this CD will probably think more of it than the casual listener. 

Performing on "Voodoo Hill" are: Dario Mollo - guitars; Glenn Hughes - voice; Roberto Gualdi - drums; Dario Patti - keyboards; Max Matis - bass.

For more information, check out http://www.frontiers.it/releases/voodoohill.htm

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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