Just a reminder to the 7 remaining Fuel fans on Earth: Angels & Devils is out today.
In case you weren't paying attention, it's been awhile since Fuel had an album (autumn of '03), and during that time off, the band lost singer Brett Scallions and replaced him with Toryn Green, formerly of the band Something to Burn. You'd be justified in writing this band off, because the loss of Scallions -- who, by the way, is my hero -- is a tough thing to overcome. His distinct voice and personality was what made Fuel... Fuel.
If you're a Fuel fan, and you're expecting Toryn Green to step in and fill Scallions' shoes, you're going to be disappointed.
However, if you can get past the initial shock of hearing Fuel with a new singer, this CD is not bad. It's sort of a cross between Fuel's last two albums, Something Like Human and Natural Selection. Sure, a lot of people have forgotten about Fuel and moved on, but if you haven't given up on the band yet, you should be pretty happy with this effort. Toryn Green sounds a little too generic for my tastes, but he does have a powerful voice, and Carl Bell still knows how to write a great rock song. I don't think Fuel will gain many new fans with Angels & Devils, but it should be enough to keep their core fans happy. All 7 of us.
Thanks for the info to Shoutmouth.com.