Do you remember that TV show with that crazy looking toned down version of Marylin Manson who pulls off pretty cool magic tricks? Yes, we’re referring to Criss Angel Mindfreak. If you do, you probably are familiar with the soundtracks as well, and will immediately recognize Mick James, just like I did.

Upon skimming through his tracks, I thought to myself; man, that sounds very familiar. Once I put some research into it, I figured he’s behind some of the Criss Angel as well as WWE music. Apart from the work for those two, he has released some other tracks, which are not too bad to listen to.

The Riffs of Speeding Like a Fiend are pretty catchy, though I personally am not too keen on the vocals, it is a cool tune overall, reminiscent of Whitesnake (but with Coverdale consuming too many illegals in combination with having a cold)

Alright has cleaner vocals, which are more pleasant to listen to. This one was my personal favorite, as the vocals in combination with cool instrumental segments have that rock ’n roll spirit very well captured. Great song, just grab your leather jacket and aviators, and you’ll feel like a badass for 3 minutes – we guarantee that.

The songs produced by collaboration between Criss Angel and Mick James will immediately evoke pictures of Criss Angel performing weird rituals with creepy (mysterious?) gestures, which is great – as the music makes you feel/see something the minute it starts playing. It’s very fit for the show and also nice to listen to.

Overall, we think this dude is pretty talented and has some cool stuff going on that you definitely should check out!

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Jamie ventured into the journalistic industry via RockEra in 2013. Being a senior fashion design student and having worked in various areas of the fashion industry, music is one of the harbours that constantly inspire and influence her work. Jamie has been in the creative industry for a while, with different experiences of several sectors that include film production, graphic design, fashion styling, illustrating, fashion design and merchandising among various others. Connecting her love for music and her passion for writing, Jamie is currently contributing to RockEra by writing reviews of distinct segments as well as interviewing bands. Examples of that scope of work include reviewing concerts and gigs for bands of different calibers, as well as movie or album reviews. She draws back from her experiences in different industries that are all with an artistic background, to utilize the skills, artistic judgement, and trained ears/eyes as best as possible.

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