Power of Metal.dk Review

Sonic Station
Sonic Station
Style: Melodic Rock
Release date: 24 February, 2012
Playing time: 46:36

Alexander Kronbrink is a Swedish guitar player, composer and a producer who stands behind this new project called Sonic Station and together with a whole bunch of talented musicians he has made something that is far from the regular rock albums that is on this site. A pure West-coast AOR album in the light division in this genre makes this album one of the softest discs I have reviewed. Marvelous musicians and great vocals make this hard to rate fairly and the influences from bands as Chicago, Airplay and Toto are significant, but I still have problems to appreciate this all the way.

Although Marika Willstedt sings like a goddess and Alexander plays some amazing guitar solos it doesn't lift it up for me. I miss the harder guitar riffs and some leather pant odor in most of songs, but in 'Never Let the Sunshine Die' I get a little feeling from the real rock world. I think that this will be too fade and colorless to reach to the general rock public, maybe people, who have recently fallen in love can find some tracks to hug to or female fans like my wife. (She loved this album).

I find no tracks I will save in my Ipod for the future. Sorry, but my thumb is down.

01. Intro
02. Love´s Gonna Show The Way
03. I Wish I Could Lie
04. Hold On To Me
05. You Have To Let Me Go
06. The Most Beautiful Fear
07. Running Through The Night
08. Never Let The Sunshine Die
09. My Last Refrain
10. Love You More
11. Reasons
Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 49/100 (Optional)
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 6 February, 2012
Website: www.frontiers.it.