Title: Northern RumbleLabel: AOR Heaven
spells in Gypsy Rose, Don Patrol, Last Autumn’s Dream,
White Wolf and Bangalore Choir, Rikard Quist decided it was
time to put a band together of his own making.
So together with friend and talented singer Lars
Boden (Appearance), and with drummer Niklas Osterlund (Headplate),
plus the addition of British lyricist Jon Wilde, who Rikard
had collaborated previously, Featherstone was born.
Rumble’ is an apt title for this album as the band have
set out to cause a stir in the world of Melodic Rock with
this debut release. The
band’s name might have feather in the title, but this
feather belongs to an eagle, as it’s full of soaring
melodies and talon sharp riffs.
Right from the edgy opener ‘Need Myself The Most’
to the hard-hitting ‘Leave Me Be’ and ‘Look Into My
Eyes’, the modern rocker Silhouettes On The Shade’, to
mellower closer ‘Part Of Me’ and all parts in between.
This album has enough variety of catchy, hook-drive
AOR and melodic hard rock songs to please even the most
die-hard fans of these genres.
This is a band on the cusp of greatness, so “ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE”?
Review by: Barry McMinn
Need Myself The Most
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