"Shine" is the first sign of
musical life from Anette Olzon since her abrupt departure from Nightwish
in 2012. After spending five years in the company of Toumas Holopainen & co.,
one might expect that her musical journey would be down the same roads... but
this has surely nothing to do with metal at all.
No we are moving towards
singer/songwriter and pop-rock territory on her first solo album, and to be
honest with you: this album should only be picked up by metal heads, who has a
thing for artists like Tori Amos or Kate Bush as well as heavy metal. And I
happen to be just one of those guys...
Isolated viewed this is a
good rock album, a solid beginning so to speak, Anette Olzon has a strong
rock voice and this is her chance to shine on her own (pun intended), and she
does. This is surely not an album most of our regular readers should even
consider picking up, but I am sure a few will like this... I did.
Need convincing, then I
suggest you listen to "Falling" or "One Million Faces".