Leather – II (Review)

Leather Leone Releases First Video From New Solo Album "Lost At Midnite"

Review: Blown away! …That’s what I am with one listen of Leather Leone’s second solo album, appropriately titled II! This IS heavy metal! Bringing to mind epic rock bands like Judas Priest, Dio and Iron Maiden, Leather has released what almost feels to me, like her first true solo album. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Shock Waves, but there’s something really different about her new album. It’s like she’s been holding back and finally decided to drop any inhibitions and any past version of herself and unleash one of the best albums that I’ve heard in years. If you’re not familiar with Leather, where have you been? She’s been the long time vocalist in guitar virtuoso, David Chastain‘s band for years and has always deserved more credit than she’s ever gotten. The album kicks off with “Juggernaut” and it simply comes out of the gates with all guns blazing. It’s heavy and crushing with Leather‘s vocals riding it like a surfer on a tsunami. With great songs like “The Outsider”, “Lost At Midnite”, Annabelle (which has an awesome Black Sabbath feel to it), “Let Me Kneel” and “American Woman” (where she sets the record straight for anyone thinks she can’t hold her own). In the world of female metal singers, Leather Leone proves that she belongs at the top of the list along such great vocalists as Doro Pesch, Lita Ford, Maria Brink and Lzzy Hale. But let’s forget about gender for a moment….Leather belongs at the top of the list of both male and female singers. Her vocals still have the power and intensity that most singers would kill to have. Congratulations to Leather and her band for releasing such a spectacular, straight up metal album. It hits the shelves on April 13th and if you’re a metal fan, you’d be foolish to miss it!

Artist: Leather
Album: II
Genre: Metal
Label: Divebomb Records
Release Date: April 13, 2018
Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron

Track Listing:

01 Juggernaut
02 The Outsider
03 Lost at Midnite
04 Black Smoke
05 The One
06 Annabelle
07 Hidden in the Dark
08 Sleep Deep
09 Let Me Kneel
10 American Woman
11 Give Me Reason

Band Members:

Leather Leone – Lead Vocals
Vinnie Tex – Lead, Rhythm and Harmony Guitars
Daemon Ross – Lead Guitars
Thiago Velasquez – Bass Guitar
Braulio Drumond – Drums

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