Inglorious are five young men with a mutual love and respect of the classics of Hard Rock music, big guitar riffs, and soulful vocals. Their influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of Rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born.
The same albums that have inspired generations of musicians and performers are noticeably evident when you listen to the Inglorious debut album. This is the music they were born to play together - inspired by bands in the classic rock genre as diverse as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, to name a few.
Formed in February 2014, the band is fronted by Nathan James, who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth. Nathan was looking for like-minded musicians that desired to make incredible rock music in a very honest fashion.
Nathan thought to himself, “Why are those classic albums so awesome?” He realised it was because “the musicians were recording in an organic way; they could track it live and capture amazing energy."
Nathan wanted all his fellow musicians in the room at the same time, no click tracks, no auto tune and no overdubs. He wasn't willing to compromise. Says Nathan - "For so long people have been hiding mistakes, singers using auto tune to make them sound perfect, double tracking to make it sound bigger and using click to play in time. There is none of that on this album.
This record is about vibe, feeling, excitement, energy and performance of songs they wrote together.
It is timeless and musically and vocally there are very strong hints to Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Whitesnake thruout the hole album with here and there musically some more modern hints to Creed and Tremonti.
In fact it's been a long time since i've heard a band getting the Led Zeppelin vibe back on record.
These guys really managed to do so in a fantastic way.
I am amazed with the result.
The whole band wrote the album themselves with a few guest writers including Al Pitrelli (Savatage, Megadeth, Alice Cooper, T.S.O.), Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger, Whitesnake, T.S.O.) and Neil Fairclough (Queen).
After meeting with a few producers, Inglorious decided to produce the album themselves. Chris Kimsey, who has worked with The Who and the Rolling Stones, said "There is nothing for me to do, these guys are doing what I would tell you to do already." High praise, indeed.
Probably one of the best albums this year already.