D.C. Cooper

D.C. Cooper [US]

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After establishing his name among progressive metal fans with the Danish band Royal Hunt, vocalist D.C. Cooper embarked on a solo career with a self-titled debut album. The music isn't quite as intricate or tricky as Royal Hunt's output, owing more to Judas Priest/Iron Maiden-style British metal and mid-'80s pop-metal, but the greater simplicity allows Cooper to let loose and rock out with abandon. It's bombastic and over-the-top, to be sure, but that isn't necessarily a detriment with this brand of metal. Cooper's backing band includes members of Pink Cream 69, Vanden Plas, and Conception.

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