Label: Under One Flag - CDFLAG 80 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
It's a wonder this band never made it big. And then again, maybe not. Praying Mantis sounds like a progressive metal band going AOR in the '80s. Unfortunately for them, the album One Chance - Praying Mantis - A Cry For The New World released inwhen both progressive and '80s AOR were out of fashion. Remember Bryan Adams in those days? Add a metal edge to that and you'll get an idea of what this album sounds like.
It also occasionally recalls Gary Moore or Journey. Several songs including the title track could have been big hits-had they been released in Imparfait - Daniel Bélanger - Quatre Saisons Dans Le Désordre previous decade by a major label.
And yet Praying Mantis has many things going against them. While they are quite capable of writing catchy refrains, the rest of their songs are often bland and unremarkable. On "Open Your Heart," the problem is reversed, with strong verses and a weak chorus. Add to this the metal and progressive aspects, which were never popular enough to make big hits, and the band's obscurity starts making more sense.
Another drawback for commercial success: instead of singing love songs as all AOR heroes have always donethey decided to sing about wars, dreams, keeping control of your life and other such matters. Metal tones can be heard throughout the album, on practically One Chance - Praying Mantis - A Cry For The New World the tracks, although it never really stands out.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Su Gravellu Arrubiu (Il Garofano) - Canzoniere Del Lazio - Lassa Stà La Me Creatura Sex All Themes.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. A Cry For the New World. Praying Mantis. Rise up Again. A Moment in Life.
Letting Go. One Chance. Fight to Be Free. Open Your Heart. Dream On. Final Eclipse.
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