Interviews

ART OF ILLUSION is a new Swedish AOR project formed around songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Anders Rydholm (PROMOTION, GRAND ILLUSION)

I like Lars voice a lot and I was just curious of how my songs would sound like with him as a singer. So much of the music is the singer, the voice, the emotions and the dynamics. I sent Lars 4 songs and we both liked the end result. “Catch You If I Can” is the only song of those 4 that’s on the album. No fault with the rest, but the more we have worked, the more we have found new common grounds and the confidence to tweak and adapt the music has grown. The last songs recorded are “My Loveless Lullaby”, “Snakebite Charm” and “Let The Games Begin” so the album moved more and more in another direction. If you listen to these song’s, you will understand what I mean

Album Reviews

Wildness – Ultimate Demise Review

A highly recommended album to anyone who likes classic big-time anthemic Melodic Rock and despite I started the review with me saying it’s a typical Swedish Melodic Rock/AOR affair, WILDNESS definitely has much more to offer and deliver a masterpiece in our genre here.

Album Reviews

Cats in Space – Atlantis Review

The album continues with another big anthemic Pomp/Melodic Rocker titled Seasons change, which also reminds me a bit of LIONHEART’s Hot tonight album from the 1980s, while closing track is the title track, another majestic QUEEN/TOUCH ish semi-ballad anthem. CATS IN SPACE have reached the absolute superstardom in Pomprock/Classic AOR/Melodic Rock with this new album, easily beating any release in the genre of the past 10-20 years! Check them out please for God’s sake!!!

Interviews

Interview with Cats in Space Frontman Greg Hart

There was no master plan, just some songs that took you back to the golden age of rock and pop, 70s inspired tunes that we really dug and wanted to write in a style that had no limits, like the early Queen & ELO albums

Album Reviews

Work of Art – Exhibits Review

I was very much anticipating the new Work of Art Exhibits. I’ve always enjoyed their distinct brand of AOR, despite being softer than some of their competitors. Probably the lesser-known band of the W.E.T super group conglomerate, they could easily move into a more obvious position with their latest offering. The new album is one that I have found myself listening to more than some of the other releases of 2019. It is fantastic.

Album Reviews

Beyond Imagination – Beyond Imagination Review

they also show their diversity when they come up with the calm jazzy Love of my youth, a beautiful very laid-back song. From start to finish, this CD offers incredible high quality music and I think by now the fans of mentioned acts will be thrilled to check out this sensational band a.s.a.p. You will not be disappointed, trust me!

Album Releases

Toby Hitchcock – Reckoning Review

Released by: Frontiers Records Release Date: January 25th, 2019 Genre: Melodic Rock Links: Facebook Line Up: Toby Hitchcock: VocalsDaniel Flores: All Keyboards and DrumsMichael Palace: Guitars and BassYngve “Vinnie” Strömberg: Drums and Percussion Tracklist: 1.No Surrender2.Promise Me3.Show Me How To Live4.Behind The Lies5.Fighting For My Life6.Serenity7.Queen Untouchable8.Gift Of Flight9.Don’t Leave10.This Is Our World11.Someone Like You […]

Album Reviews

Creye – Creye Review

How I ever doubted this album’s greatness, I’ll never know. I’ve said it before: sometimes an album catches you at the wrong time.