Circumstance can make for some strange bedfellows. Take Anti Tank Nun: they sound like a disenfranchised holy order, when in fact they look like an amiable bunch who happen to have been babysitting their nephew when the band photos were taken.
WAMI: Kill The King
Not so super supergroup.
One support show with Thin Lizzy in their native Poland and suddenly 16-year-old guitarist Iggy Gwadera is playing alongside Vinny Appice (Dio), Marco Mendoza (Lizzy) and Doogie White (Yngwie Malmsteen) in a makeshift band that sounds like no more new music was made after 1988.
Their backstory is, sadly, about as interesting as it gets. They sound like a sum of their parts – imagine, say, Rainbow going off the boil, or MSG when they weren’t so good any more – and songs like Wild Woman (You Oughta Know) – no, really – One More For Rock ‘N’ Roll and I Don’t Wanna Lose You are deft and professional, yet without spark, smouldering when what you want to feel is some fire.