In 2007, West Midlands based rockers Angel House released their debut album, World On Fire. I must admit that I was not aware that Angel House was a trio until after I listened to the CD a couple of time. With that in mind, I gained some new respect for the tunes on World on Fire.
The opening cut “Mask” will grab your attention with its cool guitar solos, and overall heavy sound. This is the way you lead off an album! The song “Dying At Your Door” has a guitar sound that brings Michael Schenker to mind. “Victim 13” is a heavy tune that will make you break out the air guitar. “Superstitious Woman” has a cool 70’s hard rock vibe to it. It is a short tune, but it really jumps out of your speakers.
Peter Easthope proves to be a talented guitar player, and his vocals are pretty good too. He reminds me a lot of former Rough Cutt/Quiet Riot singer Paul Shortino.
I wouldn’t call World On Fire an amazing record, but it is a pretty solid start for Angel House. There are some tunes on this disc that makes think about classic Scorpions and UFO tunes, and that is a good thing.
With a little luck on their side, Angel House could be headed for success. This album shows the awesome potential of this group.
Rating: Out of 10
- Loaded Too Late
- Dying At Your Door
- Hush A Bye
- Victim # 13
- Weapons Of Self Expression
- Superstitious Woman
- World On Fire
Angel House is:
Paul Easthope – Bass & Backing Vocals
Simon Cooper – Drums & Percussion
Peter Easthope – Vocals & Guitars