Former Eighteen Visions singer James Hart is back with his brand new rock band “Burn Halo”. James Hart has collaborated with Zac Malloy (The Nixons) to write a disc full of radio ready tunes that should put Burn Halo on the rock and roll map, and in your CD player quickly.
If you aren’t completely hooked by the time you have listened to the stadium anthem, “Dirty Little Girl”, there are several more songs that will get their hooks into you. “Dirty Little Girl” was my first introduction to Burn Halo, and immediately took a liking to this band. Burn Halo gets a little bit of help on this song by Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synnester Gates who plays on this song (and also appears in the video below). Gates also wrote the track Anejo on this CD.
It is a shame that Hart couldn’t keep some of the musicians that helped him create this CD. The drums were laid down by Daniel Adair from Nickelback, Neal Tiemann (who is now with American Idol winner David Cook’s band) provided the guitars.
So what does Burn Halo sound like? I think their sound falls somewhere between Eighteen Vision & Rev Theory. James Hart’s voice has never sounded better. His vocals really help push the songs on the CD over the edge.
The song writing on this CD is very good, in fact it is better than a lot of the music that the veteran acts are releasing to radio today. This disc is filled with a bunch of catchy tunes, and there isn’t a bad song in the lot.
Some of my favorites on this CD are “Dirty Little Girl”, “Save Me”, “Back To the Start”, and “Gasoline”.
It seems like every year, a couple of really good modern hard rock albums come out. In 2009, Burn Halo will definitely be one of the highlights! You can get your own copy of this CD, in the HRH Music store. Check it out!
For more information on Burn Halo, check out their myspace page.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Dirty Little Girl
2. Save Me
3. Here With Me
4. Too Late To Tell You Now
5. So Addicted
6. Dead End Roads & Lost Highways
7. Saloon Song
8. Our House
9. Fallin’ Faster
11. Back To The Start
Burn Halo is:
James Hart – Vocals
Joey Cunha – Guitar
Allen Wheeler – Guitar
Aaron Baylor – Bass
Timmy Russell- Drums