Angeline are one of those bands that never got the breaks and
circumstance upon circumstance led to the band disbanding in 2001.
But the band never really lost contact with
each other and every year they would get together to remember the
passing of original vocalist
Jorgen Sigvardsson. It was on one of these special days
in 2007 that the band decided to perform together to celebrate
the bands 20th Anniversary. Much to the bands surprise
they found a new army of fans had grown and they started working
together and writing new material for their comeback album
the Swedes are back and riding on the success of 'Confessions’, they
return with their new release 'Disconnected', which takes up exactly
where 'Confessions' left off, with the Swedes delivering another great
Melodic/Hard Rock cross over opus.
like the band haven’t been away at all. When you consider their
'Confessions' album was the bands first studio release in some twenty
years and now just two years later, they are delivering another great
slice of modern edged Melodic Hard Rock. Once again we find Jocke
Nilsson delivering on the vocal front, while Janne Arkegren pumps out
some great guitar sounds, with the engine behind it all, the rhythm
section of Uffe Nilsson on bass and Tobbe Jonsson on drums, keeping it
album opens up with ‘When The Lights Go Down’ and instantly the hard
edged groove filled rock fills the air and as I said at the beginning,
you're taken back to 'Confessions'. It's like this is the second
chapter of the great book, you simply can't wait to turn the page and
continue where chapter one left off.
album continues to impress with ‘Falling Into You’, another gritty
hard rocker with Nilsson showcasing perfectly what a real a tour de
force he is behind the mike, as well as the great guitars of Arkegren
adding that extra bite to the track.
tempo is brought down just a notch or two with the melodic tones of
‘Take A Little Time’, before it's picked up once more with one of my
favourites off the album, the pumping modern rocker that is ‘I Had
Enough’. This is followed by the sleazy feel of ‘Run Run
Run’, before it's back to the more traditional melodic rock of
‘Found’. Again it’s the vocals of Nilsson that really shine
as he shows what a versatile vocalist he is, as he really puts his heart
and soul into this one.
it’s the modern rockers on this album that really get the old juices
flowing and none more so than the excellent title track
‘Disconnected’ and the superb groove filled ‘In Times Like
if rocking out is not your cup of tea then there are plenty of gentler
moments for the more discerning melodic rock fan, one of those being
‘Solid Ground’, which is a real classy melodic rocker. Then
there's the sublime ‘If It’s The Last Thing I Do’ which will also
satisfy all the mellow rock fans out there.
album closes with two great rockers, first up it's ‘First Time
Around’, a riff spewn funkster that leads nicely into the album closer
and another favourite of mine, the excellent ‘Way Down’, which
closes what is another excellent album from the Swedes and as long as
bands keep producing albums of this calibre, the future of Melodic/Hard
Rock is assured. Great Stuff, enough said!
When The Lights Go Down
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