STORM Storm II
From page 81 of Classic Rock Magazine March 2007
Never mind the Bulsaras. The follow-up to their 1979 debut album (which was rereleased last year on Rock Candy), Storm II is just as determinedly eccentric as it predecessor.
The female-fronted Californian band’s obsessions with Queen in particular and complicated multi-layered recording techniques in general are well to the fore, particularly on Hand In Hand which is as cluttered as your
grandmother’s mantelpiece. And just as chintzy.
The May and Mercury-isms occasionally take a backseat and that’s when Storm really prove their worth. Settle Down sounds like Toto fronted by Heart’s Ann Wilson; Pez is pulsing and hypnotic; and Come Home is a cheesy overblown ballad par excellence.
But with six bonus tracks, American rock doesn’t get much more stone cold crazy than this.