Jaded Heart
Perfect Insanity
Style: Melodic rock/metal
Release date: October 16th 2009

'Perfect Insanity' is Jaded Heart's eight release since their 1994 debut 'Inside Out'. Vocalist Johan Fahlberg, who replaced Michael Bormann back in 2004 is still getting better album by album. In the opening song "Love is a Killer" his vocals sound a bit like Primal Fear's Ralph Scheepers. The first impression I get from this record is that the first songs are heavier and more metal than on earlier albums. Less AOR/melodic hardrock, more powermetal.

"Fly Away" for example is a real melodic powermetal track with edgy guitars, although the chorus is still rather sing-a-long stuff. "Tonight" is a real commercial hardrock song just as we are used to get from Jaded Heart. "Freedom Call" is then again a rather up-tempo power song. After that we get the very (too) sweet ballad "One Life One Death". It is as if Jaded Heart decided to put their more hardrock kind of tracks towards the end of the record. Only the last track "Exterminated" has again more a metalic touch. All in all this record has some heavier songs than we are used to get from Jaded Heart and I think that this makes their music more interesting.

An album with two faces; some stuff leaning towards melodic power metal and some more old-fashioned melodic hardrock stuff. Both played well and worth listening to. Fans will not be disappointed with this new album.

01. Intro
02. Love is a Killer
03. Fly Away

Blood Stained Lies

05. Tonight
06. Freedom Call
07. One Life One Death
08. Rising
09. Hell Just Arrived 
10. Psycho Kiss 
 11. Come To the Feast
12. Exterminated
Label: Frontiers Records
Promotion: Zink Music
Distribution: Bonnier/Amigo (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: September 29th 2009
Website: www.myspace.com/jadedheart