"I never thought that I would do that again...". Even though his own words, Christ-Ian picks up the guitar again and write some new songs just eleven years after his previous endevor The Home Of The Hitman's break-up. He turns back into his earlier motivations in music, since he heard The Sisters of Mercy and The Chameleons for the first time in 1985. Thus in 2010, he decided to form his own band with Andreas on bass and Stefan on drums, two experienced musicians that Christ-Ian knew many years ago. Strongly influenced by the British New Wave and Goth Rock sounds from the 80s and 90s, some demo-tracks were quickly recorded and so Salvation AMP was born for the seasoned gothrockers delightful. In September 2012, they had self-released its debut album "Hidden Faces". The CD consists of eleven songs completely recorded, produced and distributed by themselves (also a digital album version of seven tracks is available as free download). "Hidden Faces" brings to my mind the lesser known repertoire from The Mission UK (early years), The Cult (Love days), The Church and other UK myths, but also without the usual colour and frivolity from that era. Christ-Ian's vocals fixes the refined guitar melodies as a whole instrument that provides an enjoyable reverie of gloomy rock.
Review by Billyphobia