Power of Metal.dk Review

Love Under Cover
Set the Night on Fire
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 16 November, 2012
Playing time: 45:37

In the wave of Swedish AOR rock projects rolls another band onto the beach; Love Under Cover is a fresh melodic rock acquaintanceship with such talented members as Mikael Erlandsson - Vocals (Last Autum's Dream / Salute), Martin Kronlund - guitars (Gypsy Rose / Phenomena / Salute), Perra Johnsson - drums (Coldspell) and the founder of the band Mikael Carlsson - bass, guitar, keyboard and vocals.

Erlandsson has plenty of space on this album to shine with his masterful voice, just as he does in Last Autum's Dream. Very 80's melodic hard rock is my comparisons and with a cover of an old great Swedish hit song: "Flash in the Night" (Secret Service). Sadly as usual with covers - the original is better. Anyway this album is full of nice gems for those who love brilliant and clean productions with many melodies and amazing vocals.

Sadly I do find a few sleeping pills in the middle of 'Set the Night ob Fire', which is pulling my score down a bit, but this piece still lands on a decent OK level. In the more heavy rocking tracks like 'Angels Will Cry', 'Who Needs Love', 'Hero' and 'Crazy for You' Mikael's strong voice hits the right tune and these four songs will stay in my save folder.

The album ends with a real affectionate ballad (A Nice Day) that's really pleasant actually. Otherwise there is much ear candy for guitar fans (like myself) and they have two guitarists complementing each other just perfectly.

I can briefly say: An OK Scandi-AOR album.

01. My Best Friend
Angels Will Cry
Too Good To Be True
Flash In The Night
Set The Night On Fire 
Who Needs Love
Crazy For You
Crime In The Line
Through The Storm
A Nice Day
Label: Escape Music
Distribution: Sound Pollution
Artwork rating: 73/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 4 November, 2012
Website: Meet LUC