MTM Music 0681-47
Produced by: Johan Sjoberg
Released: OUT NOW / Website
GENRE: Hard Rock
Token are another hard rocking outfit out of Sweden. Seriously - is there a band at work in that country that doesn't have a recording contract?? Even more amazing is - there haven't been any bad bands come out of that country yet and Token aren't about to start that trend.|
Vocalist HB Anderson should already be known, as he sang with Scuderio on their first album, Walking Through Mirrors. This album isn't as heavy or as progressive as Scudiero. It's more straight ahead, commercial Scandinavian hard rock.
Guitarist Johann Sjoberg has worked with Tommy Denander on his Radioactive project.
So the pedigree is there - are the songs? Mostly yes. Tracks like Human and Someone's Watching are very catchy hard melodic rock, while Destruction Nightmare is on the heavier side.
On The Dark Side Of Fate the guys show they can pul off rock anthems up with the best of them.
Some of the Swedish bands tend to sound very transatlantic and somewhat commercial, but Token's sound is far more in the tough European rock vein, with vocalist Anderson having a strong European accent to his vocals.
The presentation of the sound is great, with production strong and harmony vocals well recorded and well placed.|
|PRODUCTION: 86%||SONGS: 80%||VIBE: 78%||ATTITUDE: 80%||ESSENTIAL FOR: Fans of Swedish/Scandinavian hard rock.|