Power of Metal.dk Review

Bleed and Scream
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 24 August, 2012
Playing time: 47:35

The middle letter in the project W.E.T with instrumental genius Erik Mårtensson stands for 'Eclipse' (W=Work of Art, T=Talisman) and if you are a fan and adore his earlier productions, then I am sure this is an album you don't have to pre-listen to on the net or even read any further! You know the high quality and the world class hard rock it's all about.

In the very first track 'Wake Me Up' I fell down on the floor and just tries to get my breath back! Shit and holy smoke. Fast guitars in Randy Roads class and catchy and fun-filled melodies that tear and scratch my mind. And the title song makes me bleed inside of joy. Eric Mårtensson is one of the most talented Swedish musicians/producers/song writers I know of and he is one of the most driven artists in the Scandi-aor style. 'Bleed and Scream' is full of magical tracks in positive up-tempo pace, superb vocal performances with blazing guitars and great choruses. With Magnus Henriksson on lead guitar, Robert Bäck - drums and Johan Berlin on the synthesizers the line up is complete.

All the eleven tracks stand for itself and if I should pick the best tracks from this album, it' would be a tough job. 'Battlegrounds', 'Take Back the Fear', 'Bleed and Scream', After the End of the World' and 'Wake Me Up' are my favourite songs at the moment, but it changes every day and it's hard to not recommend this album to anyone who loves hard rock 80's style, melodic hard rock with clear guitar tones or heavy metal with superb vocals. The production is crystal clear and the mixing work is astonishing flawless.

I have a hard time finding a better record in this genre right now. I stand up and applaud the strongest I can this hit-packed album that must end up very high on the charts.

Hurra hurra hurra! I'm proud to be Swedish!

01. Wake Me Up
Bleed And Scream
Ain't Dead Yet
A Bitter Taste
Falling Down
Take Back The Fear
The Unspoken Heroes
About To Break
After The End Of The World
Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 85/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 15 August, 2012
Website: www.myspace.com/eclipsemania