Road To Ruin
is a new Swedish Super-Group founded by guitarist Lars Chriss
(Lion's Share) and bass/keyboard player Sampo Axelsson (Lion's
Share), joining their quest to pay homage to their roots is one of
Sweden's finest on vocals: Matti Alfonzetti (Jagged Edge, Skintrade).
Drummer Thomas Broman (Electric Boys, John Norum, Hughes/Turner)
completes the line-up.
Road To Ruin's
debut album has its roots solidly founded in classic heavy metal,
with references to bands like Whitesnake, Rainbow, Deep Purple and
first and foremost Black Sabbath. Nine well played and produced
songs, brilliantly sung by Matti are on offer on their self titled
But nothing really sticks
out, nothing leaves a lasting mark - and the album ends up being
just good and solid, only Matti's vocal performance and a few great
guitar-leads makes one listen harder... all songs are at the same
level and with the same intensity.
If you put on bands like
Brazen Abbot, Cornerstone or Astral Doors often, then I suggest you
check this one out as well. Nevertheless a good, but unspectacular