EDEN IN ASHES
Ben Jackson comes from a metal background, having previously played with Parish and Crimson Glory, so it’s no surprise that his latest project (known as Ben Jackson Group) ALL OVER YOU is strewn with the same kind of powerful yet melodic overtones. The 10-track collection contains heroically screaming guitars, rich vocal harmonies, lush piano arrangements, and the sort of metallic swagger that you’d expect from some of metal’s icons of yore. Tracks like “Eyes of Ice” exemplify the majesty of bands like Savatage, while the irrefutably ‘80s metal tone of “All Over You” has got that Dokken mid-tempo stomp all over it. ALL OVER YOU is a wide-ranging release that showcases the band’s solid hard rock chops and vast understanding of how to make a top-flight metal record.