1. Puppet King
JERUSALEM was formed in the early 70’s and released in 1972 a self-titled album on the infamous Deram label which was produced by Ian Gillan.
They gigged all over Europe supporting Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and Status Quo before disbanding due to “musical differences”. The band reformed again in 2008 releasing their second album “Escalator” to much acclaim.
Now for their third album with original members LYNDEN WILLIAMS and BOB COOKE they are joined by the cream of the Prog Rock crop GEOFF DOWNES (ASIA,YES) and NICK D’VIRGILIO (TEARS FOR FEARS, SPOCKS BEARD) and they have produced a stunning brand new Prog Rock album. What a band! What an album!!
LYNDEN WILLIAMS, GEOFF DOWNES, OLLIE HANNIFAN, NICK D’VIRGILIO, ASHLEY CUTTER, BOB COOKE, RACHEL HALL
Gloom may fill the tracks such as bluesy 'The Albatross' with its sharp chorus and Hammond drawl or angry opener 'Puppet King' but, as the violin-swept swamp flow of 'Leopard Skin Pie' proves, it doesn't take a hard punch to ram home the vibrant critique of today's world. Yet there's no doomsday portent in its reggae middle section or the accordion-coated cover of Bobby Womack's classic 'It's All Over Now'... ***3/4
DMME.net (March 2015)
'Black Horses' is an album not to be missed! Even those who are not prog-rock disciples should give this a listen and enter Jerusalem with an open mind.
Music-News.com (January 2015)
...the musicians involved have put together a technically superb album, and the songs are OK, with the title track and 'Shades Of Blue' standing out...
The Beat (November 2014)
Black Horses is indeed a very fine release, and even if you've never heard their heavy rocking 1972 debut, chances are if you like modern prog and '70s styled hard rock you'll get a lot of mileage out of this one.
Sea Of Tranquility (October 2014)