At 18 tracks, this is a lot of Aldo Nova, especially since Nova is pretty much the province of early-'80s hard rock fetishists. Still, there's a reason why Nova has fans, and it's because his music was trippier and stranger than that of his peers, whether it was Billy Squier or Accept. As such, it has dated a little bit, but in a good way, since this has more character than a lot of early-'80s arena metal. That doesn't mean that this will satisfy listeners just looking for "Fantasy," but for those who like to dig a little deeper into this era, this is definitely worth a spin.
Under the Gun…A Portrait of Aldo Nova is a two disc compilation. Disc one features his first album remastered with a bonus track. The second disc features his second album plus five tracks from his third album and is not remastered.
Saints & Sinners were a short-lived, yet exceptional melodic mainstream rock band formed from the ashes of heavy metal band Sword.
Ex-Sword members Rick Hughes (vocals) and Jeff Salem (drums) recruited Stephane Dufour (guitar), Martin Balduc (bass) and former Aldo Nova, Night Ranger and U.F.O. keyboardist Jesse Bradman to form the group. Aldo Nova performed on and produced their slick hard rocking debut album. The album should have made them superstars, but being on an independent label and the influx of grunge music into the mainstream led to Saints & Sinners being severely overlooked. The band toured for the release and broke up shortly after.