Review ECLIPSE ‘Wired’

One of Sweden’s most successful melodic rock/metal acts is Eclipse. The Stockholm-based quartet premiered in 2001 with ‘the Truth and a Little More’, and they came to stay. Two decades after the first longplayer hit the shelves, the band releases with ‘Wired’ their tenth album and it will be as successful as the predecessors. Eclipse,... Continue Reading →

Review WAYWARD SONS ‘Even Up the Score’

Colorful artwork comes with each of the Wayward Sons releases since the band premiered in 2017 with ‘Ghosts of Yet to Come’. These covers were not only colorful but also creepy in way. What also strings the releases together is the numbered series called ‘Dedwood Tales’  with the third episode being supposed to be delivered... Continue Reading →

Review INGLORIOUS ‘Heroine’

UK rocker Inglorious went through a rebuilding process during 2018 when three new band members had to be found and integrated by Nathan James and Phil Beaver. ‘We Will Ride’, the fourth album, was the proof of this line-up that works together tightly and with power. To keep the momentum going and not being able... Continue Reading →

Review ANETTE OLZON ‘Strong’

Anette Olzon is known from her days fronting Finnish symphonic metal powerhouse Nightwish. The Dark Element is another moniker closely connected to her and it was in 2014 when the Swedish singer released with ‘Shine’ a first solo album. After ‘Shine’ it is ‘Strong’ that represents the second solo album from Olzon, an eleven songs... Continue Reading →

Review NIGHT RANGER ‚ATBPO‘

What is a better thing during a pandemic than starting work on a  new album. Many bands decided to take that road and also Night Ranger didn‘t waste any time. Jack Blades, Brad Gillis, Kelly Keagy, Eric Levy and Keri Kelly started the songwriting for ‚ATBPO‘ in early 2020, just when the pandemic started to keep... Continue Reading →

Review RIAN ‘Twenty-Three’

Melodic rock and Sweden is a recipe that more than once stood for professionally made rock music with an addictive factor embedded. Rian is a band that follows the tradition and releases with 'Twenty- Three' a new album, filled with eleven tracks that are supposed to continue an undertaking that started in 2017 with the... Continue Reading →

Review BIG CITY ‘Testify X’

Big City is the brainchild of Daniel Olaisen. The guitarist and songwriter worked out many song ideas over time and had the plan to record these songs together with some partners in crime. He found with Frank Ørland, Frank Nordeng Røe, Jørgen Bergersen and Miguel Pereira the right contributors for this endeavor and things were... Continue Reading →

Review RESURRECTION KINGS ‘Skygazer’

Listening to Resurrection Kings sophomore longplayer 'Skygazer' is a bit like walking down the memory lane. The band, or is it a project, premiered in 2016 with a self-titled longplayer and at the time I wasn't expecting a next strike. But time proves me wrong and here is the new eleven songs featuring record from... Continue Reading →

Review LAURENNE / LOUHIMO ‘The Reckoning’

There is always something good that comes with something bad. Not being able to tour cleared out the agendas of many bands and musicians. To not stand still to sit down and wait, new musical projects made the turn from fantasy to reality.  One of these projects, a really exciting one, comes from Finland. Noora Louhimo... Continue Reading →

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