Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Akasha - Akasha (1989)

Akasha began life in Brownsville, Texas in 1983. Originally known as Bad Habit, the band went through a few line-up changes (and band name changes) before settling on Akasha for their debut album released in 1989. 
The band's music is firmly in the big hair metal camp with many similarities to Dokken's earlier works. Rick Del Castillo's guitar work is a real highlight, crisp and clean while not forgetting the importance of showing some flash when needed. The rest of the band fills out the sound well. While not as powerful as some of the era's screamers, Lance Binder's vocals are very competent and clear. He certainly can belt it out. The band is one of those almost forgotten gems of the 80's metal scene. Well worth listening to for those fans of Ratt, Skid Row, and Dokken.

Track Listing
1. All Alone Again
2. You Were The One
3. I'm Hiding
4. Runnin'
5. Dungeon and Dragons
6. Lonely Stranger
7. Coming Back At You
8. Can't Let Go
9. Memories of You
10. The Natives Are Restless

Band Members
Lance Binder - Vocals / Bass / Keyboards 
Rick Del Castillo - Guitar / Vocals / Keyboards 
Hector Batiz - Drums / Vocals / Keyboards 

Thanks to Strappado of Heavymetalrarities for the rip.

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