Power of Metal.dk Review

Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 25 January, 2013
Playing time: 73:20

It is easy imagine that Jorn Lande is difficult to work with, maybe that's why he is releasing so many solo albums... On this his latest he is delivering once more, giving some of his own songs and a few cover versions an orchestral twist.

While he hasn't chosen the most obvious songs (IMHO), this is not just another "Best of" album with a twist, he has still picked out some amazing songs, which is just a testament to his very strong back-catalogue. Songs like "The World I See", "Time to be King", "Black Morning" and "A Thousand Cuts" among many are given a breath of fresh air, and are elevated to even higher levels.

Jorn Lande is without a doubt one of the most talented vocalists in all of metal, and he continues to deliver at the highest level on "Symphonic". Fans of his do already have these songs in their possession, so does this album offer enough to warrant a purchase? Well I think the "new" versions are stronger and offer an improved version, so my answer is: Yes!

And the cover versions alone speak volumes!

01. I Came to Rock
02. Rock and Roll Children
03. The World I See
04. Burn Your Flame
05. Man of the Dark
06. My Road
07. Time to be King
08. Black Morning
09. Like Stone in the Water
10. Vision Eyes
11. War of the World
12. Behind the Clown
13. A Thousand Cuts
14. The Mob Rules
Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 26 January, 2013
Website: www.jornlande.com