by: Peter Laursen, September '04
Label: Massacre Records
Style: Melodic Hardrock
Once Upon Our Yesterdays
Cornerstone is back with their third album, “Once
Upon Our Yesterdays”, and I must say that I really like it.
Cornerstone is: Dougie White (vocals), Steen Mogensen (Bass & Keyboards), Kasper
Damgaard (Guitar) and Allan Sørensen (Drums).
Guest musicians on ”Once Upon Our Yesterdays” are:
Rune Brink (Additional keyboards), Andre Andersen (Additional keyboards),
Peter Brander (Sologuitar on "Man Wthout A
Reason"), Anne Murillo & Gry Trampedach (Backing
Steffan Søgaard Sørensen (Violin & Bratsch on "End Of The World").
Their first album “Arrival” from 2000 was a slice of great Rock and
AOR. Second album, “Human Stain” from 2002, was a lot heavier and even
better. So - how does Cornerstone sound on “Once Upon Our Yesterdays”?
good ... and "Once ...’" has more in common with their second album, and it suits
Deep Purple and Rainbow are bands that comes to my mind when I listen to
Cornerstone. I could write a long and very boring story of each track on this great
release … but I won’t!!! There’s a lot great tracks here, and I will name a few of
"Welcome To Forever" is a great opener. The song features a strong and memorable chorus with a strong lead guitar riff. Great stuff!
"When The Hammer Falls"’ is a tough, hard rocker and the chorus reminds me of a Sammy Hagar
track. Dougie rules on this track!
"Hour Of Doom" - this track needed at few spins, but now I think it’s one of the best tracks here.
"‘21st Century Man" - maybe my favourite track. I like everything about it. The
music, the vocals, the chorus … everything!
The rest is good too - however I won’t name them all. Listen for
I’m really looking forward to their next
album ... BUT ... I’m a little worried here, will it be as good as the first three???