Album Reviews

Royal Mob – Cinematic

1st July 2018 Rick Ossian

This album is probably perfect for certain markets: the teenybopper AOR scene (Maroon 5, The Darkness, etc.), pop rock, NOT heavy metal. The harmonies and the melodies are like slick polished steel. I don’t recall [Read »]

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The Sea Within – The Sea Within

7th June 2018 Rick Ossian

Today we look at Prog’s most recent supergroup, The Sea Within, and their self-titled eponymous debut. When it comes to supergroups, Prog is no stranger to danger. For many years we have been treated to [Read »]

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Raintimes – Raintimes

6th January 2018 Kenn Jensen

It is very easy to try too hard and fail when it comes to AOR; the line between cheesy and well done is razorsharp. And newcomers Raintimes do thankfully walk on the right side of [Read »]

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Lionville – A World of Fools

17th April 2017 Kenn Jensen

Five years have passed since their last album, and the line-up is not the same any longer, but that doesn’t seem to matter, because Lionville are still waving the AOR flag high. Founder, songwriter, and [Read »]

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Striker – Striker

23rd February 2017 Wade Reitz

Some of you may recall in December I wrote about being clueless to the greatness of White Widdow. Well, here I go again. While reading a list of highly anticipated albums for 2017 on another [Read »]

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Pride of Lions – Fearless

15th February 2017 Kenn Jensen

AOR bands are a dying breed… not many are still holding the flame high, staying true to the sound that were so popular in the 80s with bands like ToTo, Reo Speedwagon and off course [Read »]

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Palace – Master of the Universe

9th October 2016 Kenn Jensen

Ready for another Swedish 80’s themed melodic hard rock band…? Michael Palace has previously contributed on various Frontiers Records releases like First Signal and Cry of Dawn as a songwriter, and now he’s ready to [Read »]