3 LEGGED DOGG - Frozen Summer

Posted 2009-09-09 @ 10:32:11 In articles > reviews

When a few elite musicians, originating from some of Metalís finest acts decide to come together

Label: Perris Records
Rating: 7.0/10
Release Date: 21.10.2006

When a few elite musicians, originating from some of Metal’s finest acts decide to come together as one there is always great anticipation and enthusiasm among the Rock loving crowd. While the world is being bombarded with Pop Idols-like Reality TV shows such as Rockstar Supernova, VH1 Supergroup or Rockstar INXS the time for a more realistic and down-to-earth approach to a super-group-style project has become long overdue.

3 Legged Dogg is exactly all about such an approach and this is probably why they are causing a stir of excitement throughout the Metal scene right now. Real down to earth Metal musicians that are doing what they are best at. There is plenty of reason to be excited about this band because their debut album Frozen Summer boasts nothing less than a serious super group line-up featuring Chas West (Bonham, Lynch Mob) on vocals, Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot) and Brian Young (David Lee Roth) on guitar, Jimmy Bain (Rainbow, Dio) on bass and Vinny Appice (Dio, Ozzy, Black Sabbath) on drums. This new powerhouse band was formed by Dio band mates Jimmy Bain and Vinny Appice and can be considered a band whose combined members has sold over 15 million records!

Musically speaking the album rocks hard and sounds fresh and crosses various styles without necessarily entering new compositional spheres. Classic Hard Rock fans will enjoy several tracks, especially  “Wasted Life” and “Left For Dead” and for those looking for more modern arrangements, songs like the title track “Frozen Summer” and “Long Way Back From Hell” will deliver the goods, while the latter offers some great riffs and interesting passages and can be considered one of the best tracks. Other highlights include the half ballad “Rain On My Parade” and the stunning “One Good Reason”.

One of the shortcomings of Frozen Summer is the fact that there are only 8 tracks on this CD which despite the fact that it makes certainly hungry for more, it is somewhat a disappointment. In general Frozen Summer grooves consistently and also reminds what a tight and long proven rhythm section Bain/Appice is. Chas’ vocal performance is sharp and solid throughout the CD. Friends of old school Metal will embrace Frozen Summer without a doubt.


Chas West – Vocals
Carlos Cavazo – Guitars
Brian Young – Guitars
Jimmy Bain – Bass
Vinny Appice – Drums

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