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The Lost Years Collection, Vol. 1 is an album that recently has been recovered from a 25 years old cassette tape and it offers a thundering slab of tightly played heavy metal, recorded live at an undisclosed location. The performance is loud and raucous, the riffs are huge, the sound thick as a brick.

The songs are cleverly composed, with plenty of hooks that harken back to the glory days of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and even Kiss. Indeed, Little Lover’s refrain sounds like Gene Simmons’ band injected with a dose of steroids.

However, Steele Raven are not one-dimensional followers of a blueprint solidified in concrete decades ago by the British innovators. Only You is a power ballad that rocks with the best of them, though not quite as hard as Pantera do on This Love.

At 13 songs length, there’s plenty of material to digest, and although the sound quality isn’t pristine, it more than makes up with the attitude and conviction. Overall, this is incredibly solid heavy metal, played with zero delicacy or pretentiousness. Definitely one for the old-school fans!

Horns up: Masterful heavy metal played with authority and skill

Horns down: The overall style is a bit by-the-numbers, but hey, it’s heavy metal!

The Lost Years by Jon Raven

For my 698th review, I am proud to present The Lost Years is a collection of live tracks by rock artist Jon Raven released May 29, 2017.  I am very impressed with the guitar riffs and great vocals on this album which are live tracks such as Opus One, Magic Man, Only You, Child Of The Streets,  I Want You and other great tracks.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. You can purchase this album from Itunes, CD Baby and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

          

Rock God brings back the sounds of the 70's and 80's metal scene, and Jon has brilliantly done well with this track, with it's smooth guitar solo and the vocals which accompany it.

This is our character the Boss played by Rock man Jon Raven this is his fan page. Check it out!

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This is the link to the full IMDB page for Losing My Soul -

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4258190/fullcredits

We would like to welcome Bulletproof Audio to the series as our Sound Department https://www.facebook.com/bulletproofaudiollc

Welcome to Jon Raven in the sound department and Bill Cuomo and Jon Raven will head up the Music Department for Losing My Soul.