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The Visitor
SPV Records

Thanks go to MetalDen for the translation from French into English

UFO is a band that all metallers know but not really know. We've all seen the logo of the group but never really paid attention to their music, we know that Michael Schenker played often with them but no more. We know that this band has had a major influence pn Metallica and Megadeth, Iron Maiden has already opened for them, but that's all!

A few years ago when I worked for CDs shop with a name of three letters, I had the opportunity to discuss with a customer who wanted to hear an album of the band in the shop listening place. After him, I started to listen the same whole album to satisfy my musical curiosity, expecting to hear pure metal , what was my surprise to come across a great blues rock quality totally spectacular! This week, I open my mailbox, I open the envelope in it and I see this presentation of the latest CD entitled UFO : The Visitor. I put it in my player

I liked it immediately with the first riff, very bluesy but damn awesome! I just remember the most interesting comparisons with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Black Crowes, Deep Purple, Ian Moore or Derek Trucks Band for the virtuosity. Not very metal, you see? The old albums were more rock, but it seems that the band is now more comfortable with blues and rock and it's better.

For the guitar, it is Vinnie Moore (who is with UFO since 2004) and of course, he makes the guitar sing on all parts of the album. The Visitor is pleasant, charming and heartwarming. Pure blues rock , if you want metal metal, you do not ring at the right door!

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