is the debut solo album from Murder Of My Sweet vocalist Angelica Rylin,
with help from fellow Murder Of My Sweet's drummer Daniel Flores, along with Per
Berquiist on guitars, Johan Niemann on bass and a host of soloists, with
song writing credits from the likes of Harry Hess, Flores, Robert Sall,
Alessandro Del Vechio and Anders Wigelius, as well as songs written by
is the album Angelica has always dreamed of recording, it's full of all out
Melodic Rock splendour, as things get off to fantastic start with
‘Breaking My Heart’, a towering anthem that really sets the bar for
the rest of the album. Soaring keyboards, big rhythms and huge guitars
are the order of the day, all capped off by a superb vocal. A real melodic rock
master-class in how to open the proceedings.
album continues to impress with ‘I Am Strong’, a sentiment that shows
Rylin is able to stand on her own two feet. Another track of pure Scandinavian
infused Melodic Hard Rock of the highest order. This is carried on with
the excellent AOR infused ‘To Your Rescue’, before the first of the
ballads, the stunning ‘Can't Stop Love’, which really showcases off
Rylin’s vocals at their very best, both power and grace in one fell swoop.
is a definite 80’s power ballad vibe about ‘Nothing Else You Can
Break’, think Heart meets Whitesnake, before returning to the modern
edge of the genre with the excellent ‘Riding Out The Storm’. This is
typical of the high class tunes coming from the Scandinavian quarter in
this genre and long may it continue.
upbeat rocker ‘Rain On My Parade’ has a modern edginess to it, while
still retaining it's roots firmly in the classic Melodic Rock sound.
Old meets new in
perfect harmony, then it's back to the ballads with the stunning
‘Losers In Paradise’, before kicking up a storm with ‘You
Will Never Win’. A slow burner that leads nicely into the majestic
tones of ‘This Kiss Is Just For You’.
roller coaster ride that is ‘I’m Not Waiting’ is up next, a track that
sways between Hard and Melodic Rock before this stunning debut closes in
style with ‘Take Me To Your Heart’. Quite an apt title as sure as
eggs is eggs, Angelica will be taken to the hearts of the die hard fans of
this genre for sure. This album shows once again that Scandinavia is a hot bed
for Melodic Rock talent, you might even say it Thrives.
Review by: Barry McMinn
Breaking My Heart
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