One Without
Sweet Relief
Style: Female fronted progmetal
Release date: 29 April, 2011
Playing time: 64:42

This is the 2nd album from the Swedish One Without. The first album (Thoughts of a Secluded Mind) came 2009. The front woman and leadsinger: Carin Feymark makes the difference between a quite ordinary progressive metal album and this in my view little goldpiece.

I specially like the melody in the hit "Pretender" and the background growling from the guitarist Kenny Boufadene. On "Bright New Insight" you can hear that In Flames is a big source of inspiration. But  OW finds their own lane in the great Gothenbourgh-metal highway. The motivation is high to release a well composed record.


This album was mixed by Mattias Wänerstam and mastered by Dragan Tanaskovic (Mustasch, In Flames, Europe and Evergrey) and you can hear that these guys stands for high quality production .


You get 17 tracks to enjoy and my favourite tracks are "Pretender", "Hunger", "A Bright New Insight" and "Sweet Relief". Here is a message from the band : They will give away this album for free on their own website on the 29 April, 2011. But I hope that you spend some money and buy the record and support these youngsters to a 3rd album!


01. Hunger

02. Forget Your Pride

03. Persistent

04. Catatonic

05. Accusing Eyes

06. Souls Of Thousands

07. Sweet Relief

08. Spit It Out

09. Nothing To You

10. Burned Once Again

11. Pretender

12. Open Wound

13. A Bright New Insight

14. Burning With Your Hopes And Dreams

15. Leaving Traces

16. Stained With Your Words

17. This Is War

Label: OW Production
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Artwork rating: 78/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 26 April, 2011