“The Ballads V” is closer to a new ARP album than being a simple compilation of known stuff. I like the album that still includes enough rock feel for having a good time.
Melodic hard rock vocalist Johnny Gioeli is set to record his first career solo album, with the international release due this summer. In support of album production, Johnny has launched a Pledge Music campaign with at least 10% of the proceeds going directly to a children’s charity.
Oh how time flies. It feels like yesterday when Axel Rudi Pell’s last album “Into The Storm” was released.
Individually they are accomplished musicians and Johnny is the consummate rock front man looking as happy to see us as we are to see the band. He works every inch of the stage and keeps everyone there enthralled.
I’ve found out that Hard Rock and Metal fans are very conservative people, that means partially they just listen to this one direction of music and no other style is tolerated. If there is a new influence everybody is complaining. This can be a good and a bad thing. See it as you want.
To me it’s one of the best records he has ever done and if you don’t listen so often to ARP you won’t recognize the similarities to previous records so much … yes, and old die-hard fans will love Axel for his continuity. That means: you can’t go wrong with “Into The Storm”. Buy it!
Needless to say he has held on to that torch with immense and convincing quest to please his fans. In his long career he has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide, and is still good to have people like these who stick to something they believe in, even throughout the turbulent music business and digital era we live in now.