‘Revelation Highway’ might just be the best slab of Hard Rock you’ll hear all year and really recaptures the classic sound of the band with a subtle modern twist.
Just about every rock band takes some time when it first gets together, as the bandmembers find their footing and begins to develop a group sound. The 2006 release In the Beginning provides this early documentation for '80s hair metallists Babylon A.D. And as evidenced by the 12 ditties here, the group had largely found its sound from the get-go -- which was a hybrid of such then-thriving pop metallists as Kix, Poison, and Winger. None of these tracks made it to the group's 1989 self-titled debut, but quite a few certainly could have, including the album-opening "I'm No Good for You" as well as "Back Street Girl" and "Don't Ask Questions." While newcomers to Babylon A.D. are better off starting with one of their studio albums (preferably the aforementioned self-titled debut), longtime fans looking to trace the group's baby steps should get a kick out of In the Beginning.