A very interesting new release from the ashes of Swedish Pomp
rockers GRAND ILLUSION.
Anders Rydholm (GRAND ILLUSIONs mastermind) and the overly talented
shredder, Ola af Trampe have joined forces yet again, fulfilling the
formula with none other than Gregg Bissonette on drums and Sherman
Wood on vocals, who’ve toured with the likes of Steve Lukather,
Albert Lee, Steve Morse and Eddie Van Halen!
They seem to take off where GRAND ILLUSION left us anticipating
after their splendid “Ordinary Just Won’t Do” album although adding
even more classic clichés in their sound. Their talents shine
through all the way, however, and create a very catchy pompous /
lightly progressive sound with an updated sound on all instruments.
Potentially, this band will be the highlight of many a collection in
2007 having released a classic sounding Hard Rock album with
innovation up front.
I can’t wait to hear where they’ll end up on their next release!