ADRENALINE MOB – I really don’t know where to begin in describing this new cover song EP from Adrenaline Mob. Okay, here I go! Coverta consists of 8 songs, spanning both the Classic Rock and Heavy Metal spectrums. Make no mistake, each song covered here is powered by Adrenaline Mob’s 100% convincing and potent Metal. The only thing I wish, is this EP contained another 20, 30 or 50 cover songs from this electrifying Metal supergroup. I’m not shitting around by stating that.
Russell Allen is an ultra incredible vocalist with a Metal resume only found in dreams. Mike Portnoy is (do I really have to remind y’all?) a world-class drummer. Mike Orlando is beyond terrific on guitar. Unreal. John Moyer on bass is so good it’s disturbing. (Get it? Disturbing?). I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Adrenaline Mob sounds like they’ve been together since the mid 80′s. The songs flow along so smooth, with a non-stop vibe of excitement that it’s fantastically contagious!
Mike Orlando has countless shining moments on Coverta. As I listen to the Led Zeppelin classic The Lemon Song, I stand convinced this may very well be considered his multi-diamond studded performance. Russell Allen captures the emotion of every song he sings on Coverta, with a remarkable and keen sense as to how the lyrics are supposed to jump out at the listener and not just be sung.
Badlands was a badass Heavy Metal band that should never be forgotten and Adrenaline Mob opens Coverta with such a spectacular cover of High Wire that it’s stunning to my Metal soul. The late Ray Gillen is resurrected through this song and Russell Allen can be blamed for that. Spectacular again.
I cannot express just how much I enjoy the cover of DIO’s Stand Up And Shout. I honestly can hear and feel the reverence that Russell Allen has for the late Ronnie James Dio on this iconic song. The same can be said for Adrenaline Mob’s covers of Kill The King and The Mob Rules. There will never be another Ronnie James Dio; only Russell Allen vocally celebrates this eternal legend to a spine-tingling level. Once again, I’m not shitting around by stating that.
If you wonder if Adrenaline Mob can cover The Doors (Break On Through) and Heart (Barracuda) then wonder no more. This supergroup can! It takes many special talents to musically introduce Rock classics such as these to Metal territory and Adrenaline Mob has done so in such an impressive way. The key here is that Adrenaline Mob and Russell Allen didn’t even attempt to go over-the-top with The Doors and Heart; they just gave the songs some Metal armor along with undeniable respect.
If you love Classic Rock and/or Metal, you’re going to find something to love about Coverta. Buy this EP and celebrate the bands and songs that Adrenaline Mob have covered. I know I’m celebrating. I also know Adrenaline Mob has kicked my Metal lovin’ ass with Coverta. Metal be thy name.
COVERTA – Track Listing:
High Wire – (Badlands)
Stand Up And Shout – (DIO)
Break On Through – (The Doors)
Romeo Delight – (Van Halen)
Barracuda – (Heart)
Kill The King – (Rainbow)
The Lemon Song – (Led Zeppelin)
The Mob Rules – (Black Sabbath)
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LONG LIVE ADRENALINE MOB.