Helix – The Power of Rock and Roll (Release Year – 2007)
Back in 2007, Helix released their CD “The Power of Rock and Roll”. Those that had their 2006 disc, ” Get Up” complained that this release was nothing more than a mere reissue since it has seven of the same songs on that disc. If you don’t own “Get Up”, you will definitely want to check out “The Power of Rock and Roll” as it definitely rocks hard.
This isn’t a terribly long CD. The whole thing clocks in at 33 minutes. The bonus track is a reworking of the band’s 1983 hit “Heavy Metal Love”. I have always like this song, and this version sounds as good as the original.
A quick listen to this disc, and I am quite surprised that Vollmer can still sing at this level after 35 years. He sounds great as does the band backing him up. While Brian Vollmer may be the only original member of this band, the classic hard rock sound of Helix is in good hands with these guys.
“Fill Your Head With Rock” (what a great idea =0 ), ” The Past is Back (To Kick Your Ass) ” and “Baby Likes To Ride” are amongst my favorites on this disc. This CD may not have the most original rock and roll you have ever heard, but it is another solid effort by Helix.
If you enjoy bands like Krokus, and AC/DC, you ought to give Helix a look. “The Power of Rock and Roll” has me looking forward to seeing the band perform at Rock Gone Wild in August. You can check out these songs and more at Planet Helix. You can purchase this CD, at this link. Check it out. You will be glad you did.
1. Fill Your Head With Rock
2. Get Up!
3. Nickles and Dimes
4. The Past is Back (To Kick Your Ass)
5. Eat My Dust
6. Baby Likes to Ride
7. Boomerang Lover
8. Cyberspace Girl
9. Living Life Large
10. The Power of Rock and Roll
11. Heavy Metal Love
Brian Vollmer – Vocals
Steve Georgakopoulos- Guitar
Jeff Fountain – Bass
Rob MacEachern – Drums