Erik Mårtensson is one the premiere song writers and producers in the hard rock world these days, and he has worked on numerous first class hard rock releases. However, his number one project has always been Eclipse, a band he and Anders Berlin began back in 1999. Their debut album, The Truth and A Little More, was released in 2001, and Monumentum is studio album number six.
Personally, I think things really took off when they released their fourth album Bleed & Scream in 2012. Things simply clicked on that album, and it was followed by an even better and more complete album in 2015, Armageddonize.
That brings us up to 2017 and their new album Monumentum, and I must say that they have managed to take things up another notch. This is one of the best and most complete hard rock releases you’ll come across in 2017, that much is a promise!
Erik sings like never before. He has pulled his best production to date out of the bag, and the songs are action-packed, with excellent hooks, first class vocal harmonies, blistering guitars and guitar solos. With eleven very strong Scandinavian hard rock songs that surpass my very high expectations, Monumentum is a very strong contender for Hard Rock Album of the Year, in my humble opinion off course!
1. Vertigo (3:25)
2. Never Look Back (3:21)
3. Killing Me (3:48)
4. The Downfall of Eden (4:23)
5. Hurt (3:49)
6. Jaded (3:36)
7. Born to Lead (3:21)
8. For Better or for Worse (3:20)
9. No Way Back (4:05)
10. Night Comes Crawling (3:40)
11. Black Rain (5:17)
Playing Time: 41:54
Erik Mårtensson – Lead vocals, guitars
Magnus Henriksson - Guitars
Philip Crusner - Drums
Magnus Ulfstedt - Bass