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LABEL: Z RECORDS ZR1997018
Produced by: Tony Westgard & Anthony Cedergren
After the killer intro to this album, a moody keyboard build up, I though I was in for a real treat.|
But 30 seconds into the opening track it is pretty obvious that this has all been heard before and is your typical European/Scandinavian hard rock / melodic metal.
That said, it's still pretty good 'typical European/Scandinavian hard rock / melodic metal'!!
I have heard better in recent times, but I have heard much worse and from bigger names!
There seems to be a real flood of these Euro metal releases in the past 6 months, so it will be up to the public if a new comer is accepted into the fold.
I like the guitar sound on this album, the opening track contains some nice harmonics, while there are some solid hard riff's spread throughout the album's ten tracks.
Pelle Anderson has a good voice for the material, one which I am sure will only improve.
There's a bit of Dokken in Life Goes On and Confirm The Action and the ballad Bring Me To Heaven proves the band can slow down for some tender moments. Great track actually.
|PRODUCTION: 64%||SONGS: 75%||VIBE: 70%||ATTITUDE: 71%||ESSENTIAL FOR: Euro hard rock / metal fans. Fans of Scandinavian hard rock. Z Records fans.|