CD review MARYANN COTTON ‘Hallelujah’

Hal Patino is certainly a name you should know if you are traveling in the world of Rock and Metal and King Diamond and Pretty Maids, to name just a few bands, are certainly good references. At the moment Patino is part of Maryann Cotton’s band and both are in the lead for ‘Hallelujah’, the new album from Maryann Cotton.

‘Hallelujah’ is already the fourth album of the quartet and consists of eight tracks. Well, with a playing time of 34 minutes you can’t claim to have an exceptionally long album, but actually the story of ‘Hallelujah’ doesn’t need much more time.

That Maryann Cotton is influenced by Alice Cooper is something that everyone will notice right after the first few beats. However, none of the eight songs comes even close to the master of shock rock. Instead, Maryann Cotton moves in a shallow area of catchy melodies, glam vibe and Rock music, which has little to add to the plate. And if it’s not Alice Cooper, it’s bands like Aerosmith delivering the blueprint for songs like ‘Eternal Love Forever’. All this does not mean that you can’t listen to the album, you just shouldn’t raise your expectations too high.

The label info sheet talks about songs for convertible car cruises and they are right on the money. ‘Hallelujah’ is a musical accompaniment to a cabriolet ride into the Las Vegas sunset, music that doesn’t leave any cliche untouched. Not more but also not less.

Rating: 6 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. Hallelujah
  2. Night In California
  3. I’m Your Saint
  4. White Pearl
  5. Those Things To Come
  6. Eternal Love Forever
  7. Take Me Home (Delilah)
  8. My Own Way

Label: El Puerto Records

Genre: Hard Rock

Release Date EU: July 3rd, 2020

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