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Pride Of Lions: Immortal

More than just melodic hard rock pussycats.

Half a decade after The Roaring Of Dreams, the American melodic rock duo are back in business with third album Pride Of Lions.

The liaison between Jim Peterik and Toby Hitchcock has become a little less prolific, though Immortal proves that the remarkable chemistry between the ex-Survivor guitarist/songwriter and his considerably younger apprentice (now an acclaimed solo artist in his own right) remains undiminished.

Revelling in his reputation as a master tunesmith, Peterik provides exquisite material for Hitchcock’s four-octave vocal range. Highlights include album single Delusional, a dreams-can-come-true slice of blue collar rock, heart-rending power ballads Sending My Love and Everything That Money Can’t Buy, and Vital Signs, a surging little beaut conceived yet unfinished as the title cut of Survivor’s 1984 masterpiece of the same name.

This wonderful album could provide their breakthrough.

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.