by Pamela Moore
Pamela Moore best known for her role as Sister Mary on the multi-platinum selling masterpiece, ‘Operation Mindcrime’ by Queensryche unleashes her latest album, ‘Resurrect Me’. I have to say, I was quite surprised, no more like blown away actually, once I pressed play. This album just consumed me from the first listen. Showcasing Pamela’s three and a half octave range and melodic vocal arrangements combined with the awesome metal riffs. ‘Resurrect Me’ starts off with the heavy mid-tempo rhythm of “Acquiescent”, talk about having your undivided attention. “Melt Into You” and “Paranoia” are the next two tracks both exhibiting just how powerful Pamela’ s vocal prowess really are. The title track is simply epic. The song builds in intensity until midway through the song when the mind blowing guitars turn it up and Pamela’ s vocals go in for the kill. She has definitely taken notes in her time being around the Queensryche guys and carried it forward with some nice modern touches. Guest appearances from Ralf Scheepers of Primal Fear and guitar wizard Jeff Loomis of Sanctuary and Nevermore fame just add to the sound. The albums closes out with, “Wide Awake (Phoenix Rising)”. I had high hopes for this album. Usually when I set such high standards , I get disappointed. Not this time. Pamela Moore with, ‘Resurrect Me’ has delivered an amazingly powerful recording. It connects with you at an emotional level, leaving you hungry to experience it again. Deep, complicated lyrics blended with driving rock are perfectly balanced giving a unique sound that simply must be heard.
Tony aka The Atomic Chaser @The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine