Album Reviews

Jorn – Over the Horizon Radar Review

Released by: Frontiers Records

Release Date: June 17th, 2022

Genre: Hard Rock/Metal

Links: https://www.jornlande.com/

 

Line Up:

Jorn Lande – vocals
Tore Moren – guitars
Adrian SB – guitars
Nik Mazzucconi – bass
Alessandro Del Vecchio – keyboards
Francesco Jovino – drums

 

Tracklist:

1. Over The Horizon Radar
2. Dead London
3. My Rock And Roll
4. One Man War
5. Black Phoenix
6. Special Edition
7. Ode To The Black Nightshade
8. Winds Of Home
9. In The Dirt
10. Believer
11. Faith Bloody Faith (Extended Album Version)

 

 

I do not feel the need to be right or win an argument every time. Sometimes it’s OK to be wrong, to be used as a learning experience. Just like writing reviews, I don’t feel like everyone has to agree with what I say. I’m simply giving my opinion and interpretation of what I hear as I listen to the music. You might hear something different, and you may think I’m a deaf moron. And again, I’m fine with that. As I’ve stated a few times over the years, I believe cover albums are a good thing for an artist to do. It seems to rejuvenate them, giving them a chance to rest their minds, and take their time to create new material. Sometimes it is a jumping point for that artist to come back stronger and better than ever. Such is the case with Jorn.

After two albums of covers, Jorn is back with Over the Horizon Radar. While I found both of his Heavy Rock Radio compilations and last two solo releases, Traveler and Life On Death Road, to be excellent albums, some felt the comps were a waste of his talent, and the albums didn’t stand up to his usual abilities. I don’t think the same can be said for this album. Jorn has truly stepped up his game on this one, and I think recharging his batteries with the comps is part of it. He’s been an active musician for a few decades now, releasing consistently awesome music, so of course, he’s not going to nail it every time (though I’ve never felt like he has released anything lackluster.) Jorn proves yet again he is still one of the best singers in the business, and his abilities as a songwriter are leaps and bounds beyond many of his contemporaries. Not to mention the fact he is surrounded by some amazing talent. Highlight tracks for me are “One Man War,” “In the Dirt,” “Black Phoenix,” and “Faith Bloody Faith.”

I love it when an artist I enjoy comes back better than ever and shows his naysayers they’re wrong. Jorn is back with a brilliant release in Over the Horizon Radar. I never doubted you for a minute.

 

Written by: Chris Martin

Ratings: 9/10

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