Andre Andersen takes part in something, then he not only leaves
his fingerprints, no he walks all over the thing (Not a bad thing
in my book btw!). And like on any Royal Hunt or solo album his
keyboard sounds and leads have a prominent place in the music. His
distinct way of creating choirs is also very unique, and easy to
pick out... (Maybe he should try making an album without Kenny Lübcke?
- Just a thought).
album is however very, very straight forward compared to
everything else he has taken part on. This is hard rock cut into
the bone - no big church choirs or long instrumental passages -
just pure and simple hard rock.
project is collaboration between Andre and Paul Laine (Ex-Danger
Danger) with the objective to write "straight rock
tunes". But after the first sessions they felt the need to
expand the project with another powerful vocalist, which they
found in David Readman (Pink Cream 69).
the vocal duties, each singing 5 songs gives this album a nice
edge, and both are doing a great job. 10 rather short to the point
songs - all between 3 and 4 minutes long - are what the band brings to the table. You do the math - 10
short songs make this album a rather short experience... 37
minutes of music!
might call this Royal Hunt light with different vocalists, and
they might not be that far off, but this is still a solid effort,
nothing spectacular. But still worth checking out for any hard
rock fan out there...