A bit uneven, but still a great Goldy/Eisley collaboration
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 01/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Released in 1991, Hidden in Plain Sight was the first solo album by former (and future) Dio guitarist Craig Goldy. Working under the name Craig Goldy's Ritual, the album features two vocalists. Mike Stone provides vocals for about half of the tracks, while Goldy's ex-Giuffria colleague David Glen Eisley sings on the other half. Eisley has such a powerful voice it's no surprise that his tracks far outshine Stone's.
The music on Hidden in Plain Sight is not as "metal" as Goldy's Dio work, instead coming across as more of a straightforward hard rock (perhaps hair metal) approach very similar to Giuffria and House of Lords. It's the kind of memorable melodic hard rock that the early 90's were so well known for. Goldy does get a chance to strut his stuff a bit, especially on the instrumental title track and Rain Fall.
Due to the split in vocal duties, the album is a bit uneven, but it's still quite good, and well worth checking out, particularly if you're a fan of David Glen Eisley's other material.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Eye for an Eye
2. Over and Over
3. Hidden in Plain Sight
4. Anytime Anywhere
5. Forever More
6. Rain Fall
7. What's On my Mind
8. In Over My Head
9. Hard Times Comin'
10. Seein' Double
11. Right for the Wrong Reason