LIBERTY N' JUSTICE - LIGHT IT UP

RETROACTIVE RECORDS

 

Metal To Infinity

Do I have to consider Liberty N’ Justice as a project or should I say it is a band? For sure this is a 100% pure Rock / Christian Metal band and this formation, around Justin Murr, was formed about 19 years ago. Ever since there are already eight albums released and I’m quite sure Retroactive Records is proud announcing this newbie. Why? Because Retroactive Records is actually specialized in Christian Rock & Metal music and after I noticed some of the musicians on this Liberty N’ Justice  album I can easily imagine they’re satisfied. If you’re not directly interested in lyrics I am sure you might find interesting bands in this ‘style’. Actually; is Christian Metal a style? That’s a rather difficult question because in almost every particular subgenre you can find back Christian bands. Anyway some representing websites do consider Christian Metal as a style… 

Well, as I’ve said before Justin Murr is the leading man of Liberty N’ Justice. He didn’t do the job alone because this album contains the presence of  Phil Lewis (LA Guns), JK Northrup (King Kobra), Dale & Troy Thompson (Bride), Lynn Louise Lowrey (Vixen), Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister), CJ Snare & Bill Leverty (Firehouse), Ted Poley (Danger Danger), Vic Rivera (Crunch), Les Carlson (Bloodgood), Oz Fox (Stryper), Sheldon Tarsha (Tarsha/Adler's Appetite), Jeff Pilson (Dokken/Foreigner), Kelly Keeling (Baton Rouge/TSO), Kerri Kelli (Alice Cooper), Pete Loran & Steve Brown (Trixter), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GNR/Lita Ford), Chris Jericho (WWE Wrestler/Fozzy), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Harry Hess & Pete Lesperance (Harem Scarem), Marq Torien (BulletBoys), Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.), Robert Mason (Warrant/Lynch Mob), Jerry Dixon (Warrant), Shawn Pelata (Line Of Fire), Stephen Chesney (Frontiers) also appearing are Eric Rango (Takara), Terry llous (XYZ), Marc Danzeisen (BulletBoys/Little Caesar), Doug Odell (Crunch/TNA) & John Pine.  

Incredible list, isn’t it? Lots of these bands were, back in the eighties, amazingly spectacular in the so called “Hair Metal” scène and so I suppose it’s a piece of cake to understand what kind of music you might expect right here!  

At least this release is full of good songs. Every track can be described as some kind of Hard Rock or AOR. To me it’s just like you should put bands like Guns’n Roses, Mr. Big, House Of Lords, Giant, Vixen, Bon Jovi, and for example Nightranger in a blender. Every track has its catchy tunes, spectacular guitar solos and outstanding vocal performances.  

“Blink” is my favorite track, breathing that mighty ‘Eighties’ atmosphere I have always adored in this kind of music. Other fantastic songs are “Uncle Sam”, “Wrestling With God” and “Best time we never had”. Heartbreaking ballads, Hard Rocking songs and hot arrangements; all are foreseen. The song writing is outstanding, the performances are superb! To be honest I didn’t hear any weaknesses and the production is clear, ideal for this kind of music.  

People who are becoming nostalgic about the good old times of Glam Metal will be astonished by this record. Liberty N’ Justice is in Europe totally infamous and that’s such a shame because I’m convinced there is (still) a big crowd for this kind of music. If every word I wrote sounds ‘like music in your ears’  I see no reason why you should doubt purchasing this CD at once… If you still have reservations check http://www.myspace.com/libertynjustice2 or even CD-Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com). Enjoy! 

My Points : 90 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)

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