Power of Metal.dk Review

Michael Bormann
Love Is Magic
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 25 April, 2014
Playing time: 66:05

The former Jaded Heart - singer Michael Bormann releases herewith his softest side in a big bunch of power ballads. 15 tracks to be exact. Overdose of the silky, lush and emotional melodies??? Well, this is a lot to chew on. Most of the songs are very sensitive and well-executed, fans of rock ballads have something to check out here...

Ballad version of the Beatles' old hit song 'Help' has already been done better by John Farnham in 1980. Have not you heard it then please check up on that version instead.

The songs are, as I said very good, but perhaps not in the classic dimensions. But one or two would surely have become hits if they had been released, when power ballads were peaking in 1989 - 1991.

"Singing for You" is not at all stupid and perhaps the disc's strongest song. Concluding 'Berleben' is also very strong. Initial 'I Wanna Hear Your Voice' also touches my dark heart.

So drop your guard and take a moment of relaxation in Michael 's company. It can absolutely be worse and it is clearly acceptable to own this album and get the blood pressure down several levels. A brave album from the big voice of Michael Bormann.

01. I Wanna Hear Your Voice
Singing For You
Cant Stop Missing You
Two Of A Kind
Somebody Like You
The Best Is Yet To Come
Love Is Magic
Way Back Home
Was Mir Fehlt
11. Think Twice
12. I'd Die For You
13. Dont You Tell Me
14. Go Going Gone
15. Berleben
Label: RMB Records
Distribution: Sound Pollution
Artwork rating: 78/100
Reviewed by: Patrik J Skoglund
Date: 18 April, 2014
Website: www.michaelbormannpage.de