Scottish rockers GUN released a triad of very good albums between 1989-92, delivering a commercial blend of rock with some pop sensibilities, but all featuring cracking guitar riffs, strong lyrics and fine melodies.
Critically acclaimed albums which achieved multiple successful singles, appearances and guest slots with acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams or Def Leppard.
But Gun ruined they career with the awful cheap-pop fourth disc '0141 632 6326'. Soon after the band decided to call it a day in 1998.
Fast forward ten years into 2008, Gun returned with 'Popkiller', a poor pop-rock EP which did not much favor to their legacy.
Now Gun is back with the first LP in 15 years... I can't understand what has happened to these guys.
"Break The Silence" was produced by Dave Eringa, mastermind behind artists such as The Manic Street Preachers, so this give you an idea how they try to sound these days.
Some hints of their original fire is present on few tracks, but this is not more Gun.
Founder member bass player Dante Gizzi has taken the lead vocal role... not the best move in our humble opinion. The name of the last two tracks seems premonitory about the future of this band.
If you're a longtime Gun fan, give it a try, maybe you're able to find something interesting in this release.
Honestly, we don't.
01 - Butcher Man
02 - 14 Stations
03 - Lost & Found
04 - Caught In The Middle
05 - Break The Silence
06 - How Many Roads
07 - No Substitute
08 - Bad Things
09 - Innocent Thieves
10 - Running Out Of Time
11 - Last Train
Dante Gizzi - vocals
Jools Gizzi - guitar
Derek Brown - bass
Paul McManus - drums
BUY IT !