Nestor – Teenage Rebel Review

NESTOR showcases their ability to deliver energetic rock anthems with unwavering enthusiasm....

Released by: Napalm Records

Release Date: May 31st, 2024

Genre: Melodic Rock

Links: https://www.facebook.com/nestortheband/

 

Line Up:

Tobias Gustavsson – vocals

Jonny Wemmenstedt – guitar

Mattias Carlsson – drums

Marcus Åblad – bass

Martin Frejinger – keyboards

 

Tracklist:

1. The Law Of Jante (featuring Freya Miller)

2. We Come Alive

3 Teenage Rebel

4. Last To Know

5. Victorious

6. Caroline

7. The One That Got Away

8. Addicted To Your Love

9. 21

10. Unchain My Heart

11. Daughter

 

NESTOR, the Swedish  Melodic rockers, return with their latest album, ‘Teenage Rebel’, a testament to their commitment to reviving the essence of 80s rock with a contemporary edge. Following the resounding success of their debut album, ‘Kids in a Ghost Town’, NESTOR delivers an electrifying blend of nostalgia and innovation in their latest offering.

The album opens with “The Law Of Jante“, featuring a captivating monologue by Danish voice actress Freya Miller, setting the tone for the rebellious journey ahead. Tracks like “We Come Alive” and the titular “Teenage Rebel” showcase the band’s ability to deliver anthemic rock tunes with unwavering energy and flair.

While tracks like “Last To Know” and “Daughter” delve into more emotive territory, offering poignant reflections on love and loss, others like “Victorious” and “The One That Got Away” exude confidence and resilience.

21” stands out as a vibrant celebration of youth, while “Addicted To Your Love” and “Unchain My Heart” delve into the complexities of relationships with infectious hooks and heartfelt lyrics.

The standout track, “Caroline“, epitomizes NESTOR’s signature sound, marrying infectious melodies with emotive vocals. Frontman Tobias Gustavsson’s impassioned delivery is complemented by Jonny Wemmenstedt’s masterful guitar work, seamlessly transporting listeners back to the heyday of rock legends like Bon Jovi and others.

NESTOR’s meteoric rise in the modern rock scene is evident since their debut. Their live performances, including appearances alongside icons like Alice Cooper and Def Leppard, attest to their status as torchbearers of the genre.

‘Teenage Rebel’ honors their roots while pushing the boundaries of modern melodic rock, making it essential listening for both long-time fans and newcomers alike.

 

Score: 9/10

Reviewed by: Shadow Editor

 

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