November 25, 2020

Light Engineering – The Ghost in the Studio (Northern Soundscapes)

Light Engineering is another project from the prolific singer/songwriter Tim Hunter, a Yorkshire-based musician but also script-writer, actor, music-producer and record label owner (Northern Soundscapes). Tim describes Light Engineering as a side project, although given the above litany of skills he is clearly a restless creative sort! The name Light Engineering originated as a spin-off..

Perfect Plan – Time For A Miracle (Frontiers)

This is the second album by Perfect Plan, a quite splendid melodic rock band from Örnsköldsvik in Sweden, which formed in 2014 and released the fully developed and devastatingly mature debut, All Rise - an absolutely top rate melodic rock album - in 2017 - and was about as perfect as a first album could..

FM – Synchronized (Frontiers Music)

If you are a fan of melodic rock then you will know that the name of FM is one that is synonymous with the genre and a moniker that always guarantees sublime, quality AOR. Synchronized is the band’s twelfth album (this number also includes the re-recorded Indiscreet 30 version of their debut from 1986) and..

VEGA – Grit Your Teeth (Frontiers)

British rock band VEGA (not to be confused with the Turkish alt-rock band of the same name!) will release their new album Grit Your Teeth on Friday 12th June 2020 via Frontiers Records. It's VEGA's sixth album, and the band are (not so quietly!) confident that this will be their career-defining work. Working with producers..

Return – V (AOR Heaven)

Another quick jump in the time machine takes us back to the '80s when several fledgling Norwegian bands were just starting out with bands like TNT and Stage Dolls gaining international recognition but it just did not seem to happen for Return, a melodic rock band out of Stange, Hedmark. Whilst not gaining the recognition..

EASY ACTION – That Makes One (AOR Heaven)

Easy Action is a Swedish rock band that formed in 1981 and it released just two albums only, Easy Action in 1983 and That Makes One in 1986. They had a very chequered start to their career which resulted in major personnel changes in the band and something of a alteration in style too as..

H.E.A.T – H.E.A.T II (earMusic)

This is a masterclass of hard melodic rock. It is relentlessly brilliant. Those unfamiliar with Swedish rockers H.E.A.T might assume this is the band’s second album. Those who know the band might also hesitate, thinking that this could be their eleventh album (actually, it is their eighth album if you include two live albums).  The..

Autumn’s Child – Autumn’s Child (AOR Heaven)

Autumn’s Child is another in a long line of rock bands coming out of Sweden and is a coming together of like minded musicians being led by singer songwriter Mikael Erlandsson. He has built up a solid reputation for his work as a solo artist and with Last Autumn’s Dream, a most prolific Swedish hard..

Jesse Damon – Damon’s Rage (AOR Heaven)

The lasting impression listening to this album is of a master craftsman who knows what he is good at and takes great joy in delivering it. If the name Jesse Damon rings a bell and you can’t quite place it then there‘s a massive hint in the title of his new album: Damon’s Rage. If..