Thursday, April 24, 2014

H.E.A.T - Tearing Down The Walls

New album from H.E.A.T recently arrived to the melodic rock genre! This rocking band from Sweden plays contemporary melodic rock with some influence from the 80's.

Tearing Down The Walls delivers powerful and energetic melodic rock with amazing vocals. The singer Erik Gronwall really has an incredible range and power which is apparent throughout the album.

Album starter Point Of No Return is obvious, because when listening to it there is no return because now you want to hear the rest of the album. Next follows the strong single A Shot At Redemption, the highpoint of the album together with the amazing track Mannequin Show. 

Inferno is probably the heaviest track on the album, with aggressive and powerful vocals and lyrics. The song shows a tougher sound and can surely be a great live song. Emergency is another one that needs to be mentioned as well, classic melodic rock!

A Shot At Redemption
Mannequin Show (live)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Edguy - Space Police: Defenders of the Crown

Edguy has just released a new album! The title is Space Police: Defenders of the Crown. This is a title that represents the Edguy spirit very well, a bit tongue-in-cheek and fun...

This Edguy spirit I'm talking about is about having a good time with some good old heavy metal, it's about having fun, goofing around and not taking yourself too seriously. This album delivers precisely that! A bunch of high quality, fun, accessible heavy metal songs with powerful guitars and big choruses.

The album starts off hard with Sabre & Torch to set the tone for the album. The title track Space Police follows and here we go! As soon as we reach the first chorus I'm smiling like a f*cking retard at how good fun it is! I also have to mention Love Tyger, a straight forward heavy metal glam bomb that takes me back in time to the 80's. More contemporary sounding is Do Me Like A Caveman with it's amazing bass-line, another truly fantastic not-so-serious-but-still-metal track...

A great album, certainly among the best Edguy has ever done. It deserves all the praise it can get, which I hope it does, which in turn will annoy a lot of people that take both themselves and their music way too seriously. This album will put a big stupid smile on your face, which is what it's all about! Tobias Sammet has done it again...

Sabre & Torch (video)

Love Tyger (video)