December 27, 2019

This is the debut release by this new Swedish hard rock outfit and shows a band that has taken influences from the past masters like Sabbath and Guns ‘N Roses and mixed them with the more modern tones of bands Alter Bridge and fellow Swedes Hardcore Superstar.

Photo by Georgios Grigoriadis

This is riff heavy rock played loudly and aggressively with dark lyrics of a foreboding nature which vocalist Frankie Rich brings to life with his perfectly pitched delivery. The band features twin guitarists in Pat Kramer and Max Lander and they excel in the sort of power riffing that makes your ears bleed with Nic Lester and Karl Löfgren providing earth moving bass and drums respectively. Emotion seems to be the key word for this band as they also combine the riffs with a subtle melodic flavour to provide some quite reflective moments as on the string driven Bad Blood or the balled Welcome To Hell. It seems that the band members have experienced periods of being seen as outsiders at one time or another so this album is almost a cathartic affair for them which is rather paradoxical as the music is all inclusive. Ban The Light is an emphatic statement of intent from a new band and a damn fine rock album too