||Over 7 years ago the band Jarra was formed in the New York/New
Jersey area. The band is fronted by Kathie Jarra, who plays guitar
and sings. Within the last year or so, Jarra, has relocated to Arizona,
where they picked up their most recent addition to the band. Jarra's
sound is similer to Ozzy's. The guitar sound and riffing style are
similar, the vocals are somewhat the same, the main difference is
that Kathie Jarra is female. Her voice can sustain as well as most
singers. The eighties sound can be heard throughout the disk, which
makes sense, since influences come from Judas Priest, Dio, The Scorpions
and the main influence of Ronnie James Dio, Kathie Jarra's mentor.
Just like their influence one did, Jarra includes some aggressive
guitar work, with some good riffs and of course the ballads. This
disk has a total of eight tracks and over forty-seven minutes of
music. "Test of Faith" had made a good impression on me,
and maybe with a little luck, Jarra might get as known as Doro.