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JLT’s tortured soul

Another video promoting Joe Lynn Turner’s new solo album Belly of the Beast. This is for the track called Tortured Soul.

Hmmm, with some imagination, this sounds like it could’ve been an outtake from Dio’s The Last in Line

Thanks to Mike Whiteley for the info.

18 Comments to “JLT’s tortured soul”:

  1. 1
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Hmmm, with some imagination, this sounds like it could’ve been an outtake from Led Zeppelin ‘Kashmir’
    To be honest every artist keep borrowing art from one another. It’s like a big carousel goes round and round and never ending.
    As Ian Paice one said ‘there are only few notes’
    Peace ✌️

  2. 2
    Gregster says:

    Great work JLT ! It seems like the new album is very dark in its themes, that’s for sure. At least the music in this tune was a little more easier to get along with, & possibly had some of that European / classical herb-&-spice-mix in it that early Rainbow had.

    There’s no reason imo why this new album shouldn’t do well.

    Peace !

  3. 3
    Leslie S Hedger says:

    I pre ordered the CD weeks ago. Can’t wait till it gets here. Sounds like JLT might have made an excellent album judging from the 2 tracks I’ve heard!

  4. 4
    James Steven Gemmell says:

    The death metal is a quite-different branding than the bubblegum rock JLT did in the day. Doesn’t do much for me.

  5. 5
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    JTL doing parody? Could not stop laughing … if it weren’t so boring. How stupid is this! Somebody should have said to him “yes Sir, but why do you want it to look and sound so ridiculous.”

  6. 6
    hassan nikfarjam says:

    a different face of Jlt. fantastic album totally heavy. beautiful lyrics and metal songs. tears of blood is probably the best song. sorry for blackmore and yngwie to lose such a great vocalist.

  7. 7
    Uwe Hornung says:

    It’s well done and the new hair style fits the music. I’m not a great fan of this type of over-dense “symphonic metal” production, but it does have a market and Joe’s voice (in a deeper register here than usual) has the authority to carry that stuff.

    Sure is a far cry from his AOR days though. Yet still too catchy to be Dio. All that mascara and the new solemn image can’t hide the fact that Joe is a tunesmith at heart.

  8. 8
    AndreA says:

    Very bad stuff.
    I prefer listen the Obituary because they are a real death music.
    What a kind of changement he does?

  9. 9
    Fernando Azevedo says:

    I don’t like this kind of symphonic metal but good luck to Joe Lynn Turner in this new musical adventure

  10. 10
    Andy says:

    Joe is in very good form on this album. I like the heavy guitar sound, but metal like this tends not to hold my attention for long. I’m going to listen a few times though to give it a chance.

  11. 11
    Eitablepanties says:

    No good direction for joe, go back to softer music fits your voice.

  12. 12
    Steve Nixon says:

    Totally agree with @5. Overwrought and after a couple of minutes I was over it!

  13. 13
    Terry D says:

    The theme is a bit of a troubled childhood overkill, I gave up half way through, who needs this depressing stuff.

  14. 14
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Terry D@13
    I guess you don’t like scary movies 😂
    I agree with you and I hope you had a peaceful Halloween 🎃

  15. 15
    Max says:

    Kind of Rammstein for the poor and very close to looking like a parody of a bad horror movie …

  16. 16
    Buck says:

    Tortured my soul for damn near a minute till I turned it off…..🤠

  17. 17
    Uwe Hornung says:

    As usual a Swede – Peter Tägtgren – is responsible for this. I had last heard of him when he had worked with the Rammstein singer (the collaboration has since then gone awry):


    He has co-written everything with Joe (which likely means that Joe only did the vocal melodies, they sure sound like him and even echo some of his work with Rainbow), played pretty much everything and produced the lot.

    Here is some more background:


    Steve has a point when he writes that the album is overwrought, but it comes with the style. That type of music always attempts to be larger than life and often comes out sounding stilted and bloated. On the other hand you can’t fault Joe’s singing on the material, he has really called in his bluesy grit for his performances. But when my wife came into the kitchen last night while I was listening to the album, the first thing she said was: “OMG, this is really, really heavy even for you …”. (She always marvels how I can go from Karen Carpenter to Judas Priest from one moment to the next.)

    I guess Joe needs a slot at Wacken for next year – there is an audience for this type of stuff even if perhaps not so much on The Highway Star pages.

  18. 18
    Rock Voorne says:

    If Putin makes some more effort and invades Sweden JLT maybe still feels at home being there at Sweden Rock Festival.

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