Music may not be the biggest label around and they may not spew out
album after album every month, but what they do put out is sure to be
quality and again they’ve come up trumps with Salute, a band with Mikael
Erlandsson – Lead Vocals, Keyboards at the helm along with Martin
Kronlund – Guitars, Bass and Imre Daun – Drums and Percussion. With
a quality line-up like this you know you're in for a classy album and
'Toy Soldier' is that album.
album is pure Melodic Rock of the highest quality big licks and
fantastic musicianship and Erlandsson’s vocals that were just made for
album opens up with ‘Lost In A Dream’ and instantly the quality of
the trio shines through, as Erlandsson shows why he is one of Swedens
finest vocalist in the field today, and with Kronlund’s majestic
guitar work, this is a great way to open the album.
sheer quality of this album is felt though out with superb slices of
Melodic Rock that will set the fan base alight with the likes of ‘Toy
Soldier’, the rifftastic ‘I Am Your Prisoner’ and the up-beat
rocker ‘Dynamite’ simply rocking big style. The slower mellow
moment’s aren’t bad either but its ‘Running Away With You’, that
has to be my favourite song off the album. This is where
Erlandsson excels and Kronlund soaring guitar work is just superb.
are times when Erlandsson sounds a little like Steve Lee which isn't a
bad thing, and adds to the fact that this is going to be an album that
will have everyone standing up and Saluting an album that is just what
the genre is all about.
Lost In A Dream
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