Guitarist Adrian Vandenberg is best known for his tenure in Whitesnake, especially his solos on their 1987 eponymous album. Now he’s back with his first release in 16 years, featuring a new band with singer Jan Hoving, bassist Sem Christoffel and drummer Mart Nijen. Hoving’s delivery is similar to that of David Coverdale, making it all sound very comfortable on the ears. As you would expect it’s a mix of hard rockers and ballads, plus a cover of Whitesnake’s Sailing Ships that feature’s Coverdale himself on vocals. Vandenberg gets plenty of chances to shine and he doesn’t waste a moment, from the fret melting on Close To You, hard riffs on Steal Away and Leeches, violent bends on Leave This Town and emotional turmoil on Breathing. There is a wonderful fluidity to all he plays. MoonKings will be touring in April so do get to see them.