Released by: RA Music
Release Date: March 25th, 2022
Genre: Hard Rock
Rick Altzi – Lead and backing vocals
Pete Alpenborg – Guitars
Keyboards Nalle Pa?hlsson – Bass guitar
Kevin Kott – Drums
Ulrick Lo?nnqvist – Acoustic guitar, backing vocals Victor Ohlsson – Additional guitars, backing vocals Teresia Svensson – Backing vocals
Kimberly Kott – Backing vocals
Point Of No Return,
Crash and Fall
Into The Fire
Run to you
You Don’t Believe In Love
Strangers in the Real World
Wind & the Rain
Tossin’ and Turnin’
Where Dreams Never Die
Helsingborg, Sweden, is a smaller peaceful town in the southwest of Sweden, about an hour away from Malmö. The music scene of the city is quite lively with the music club Tivoli as the center.
Singer Rock Altzi is from Helsingborg and from there started a career that led him amongst others to At Vance. That was in 2007 and the Swede has worked in collaborations with musicians from different bands.
Now Altzi takes the next step, a solo album. A total of 14 tracks found a place on ‘All Eyes on Me’, what a title for a solo effort. The core of the band, that is besides Altzi guitarist Pete Alpenborg, bassist Nalla Påhlsson and drummer Kevin Kott. In addition, the singer was able to get some more guests to contribute with performances on ‘All Eyes on Me’. Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, Cher), Per Nilsson (Meshuggah), Olaf Lenk (At Vance), Oliver Hartmann (Avantasia), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), and many more, all added a piece to the entire album.
Musically the album ranges between melodic rock and a bit of metal. Guitars are as important as keyboards. The latter provides a solid melodic layer on which the songs are built. Well done and equipped with good hook lines, Altzi and friends rock their way through 14 songs. The good mood is always in the foreground. Crash and Fall’ is a song that characterizes the album well. A good melody line, a rocking basic vibe, and a filigree solo part are the cornerstones of the song. With ‘The Rain The Wind’ AOR roots come to the fore and a certain pop appeal cannot be denied before tunes like the blistering ‚Final Warning‘ bring back the real rock spirit.
Overall, it can be said that ‘All Eyes on Me’ has become a good rock album. Melodies and the soul of rock music are well-balanced and make this solo debut a good soundtrack for the starting spring season. After a long winter, the sun rises over Helsingborg.
Written by: Markus Wiedenmann