I hold a special place in my heart for Babylon A.D. and their brand of soulful hard rock swagger. I grew up with these Bay Area boys plying their wares first as The Persuaders, and ultimately as Babylon A.D. I find it pretty impressive that these three decades later the crux of the original line-up remains intact with inveterate frontman Derek Davis, drummer Jamey Pacheco, bassist Robb Reid, and guitarist Ron Freschi. Founding member and guitarist John Matthews has returned to the fold to fill the void left by Danny De La Rosa.
Babylon A.D. is celebrating 30th anniversary with the release of its long overdue fourth studio album, Revelation Highway. The new album finds the band returning to its bluesy heavy rock sound that they moved a bit away from with 2000’s American Blitzkrieg. From the opening riffs of “Crash and Burn” it is readily apparent that Davis and crew have regained their classic strut. The song fits right in with Babylon A.D. classics like “Bang Go the Bells,” “The Kid Goes Wild,” and “Hammer Swings Down.” Derek’s gritty vocals sound as fresh as they ever did… MORE