Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
State of Mind
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock, Metal
2006 reissue of the 1996 debut album from this band featuring Iron Maiden guitarist, Adrian Smith featuring one bonus track: 'Winter?s Child'. Sleeve notes by Classic Rock & Total Rock Radio?s, Malcolm Dome. Booklets conta... more »
2006 reissue of the 1996 debut album from this band featuring Iron Maiden guitarist, Adrian Smith featuring one bonus track: 'Winter?s Child'. Sleeve notes by Classic Rock & Total Rock Radio?s, Malcolm Dome. Booklets contain previously unseen photos from the period. Castle.
Progressive light rock
Leonardo Motta | Hanover, NH US | 05/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really didn't understand why others compared this album with Bruce Dickinson's solo carreer, since they are extremely different. This album is a light progressive rock, just like Deep Purple in the old days (Machine Head, for example). Considering that Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple's former guitar player) was the greatest influence of Adrian Smith, the fact that his solo project sounds very likely Rainbow is not a surprise. Now, what does this progressive hard rock have to do with the heavy metal that Bruce did on Accident of Birth and The Chemical Wedding? Any of the Bruce solo albuns, except for Tattooed Millionaire, are heavier than this one. If you enjoy Deep Purple you will enjoy this album too. However, since the sound is simply nice, even though you don't like Deep Purple, its worthy for the Iron Maiden admirer."
A PHENOMENAL PIECE OF ROCK 'N' ROLL
John D Henson | Brandon, MS United States | 02/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Adrian Smith's solo band's debut, and it is an amazing one. This is completely different from any Iron Maiden, the songs are more polished over with melodic hooks and radio friendly harmonies. Where the second album by this group is better, this one is much heavier, and that is why I find myself listening to this one a bit more than "Welcome To The World," their second album. Both albums are truly great and worthy of 5 stars, I only wish this band would get back together and do another one...That probably won't happen, not too many people knew of Psycho Motel and Adrian Smith has his hands full lead guitaring Iron Maiden again these days, oh well!"
First poster missed...
J. Black | 04/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The first poster is mistaken. Adrian Smith's first solo band was A.S.A.P (Adrian Smith And Project) a few years before doing Psycho Motel....
Adrian was always my fav in Maiden and I love his style on these records. I highly recommend them for any Maiden fan or non-fan alike."