AXEL RUDI PELL - Sign Of The Times
SCORE - 91%
I could sum it up by just writing ‘Axel. Rudi. Pell’.
You’d still know exactly what to expect from the German guitar wiz and his right-hand man, Johnny Gioeli. I’ve expressed some disinterest in the last couple of albums, due mainly to the self-imposed restrictions of delivering the same formula album after album, but I’m very happy to declare this album head and shoulders above the last couple of records, simply because of stronger songs and some terrific melodies – delivered by both guitar and vocals.
While there are no surprises, this album’s surge of urgency has definitely re-sparked my interest in Axel’s unmistakable style. I think fans will be more than happy.