Saturday, January 10, 2015

REVIEW : LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM / Level Eleven (2015)

The issue with the Swedes is that eventually is something in the water over there. Definitely, there is something magic in Sweden's water, otherwise it cannot be explained how they manage to release every year so many bands and notable releases. Last Autumn's Dream comes also from Sweden and it is one of the few bands that within relatively few years of their existence (counts 10 years of life) appears today in the music business with a brand new album which is entitled "Level Eleven". And as you all can assume it's their eleventh official album. Not bad at all, would I dare to say.

Their music is simple, highly melodic and includes brilliant performances thanks to the great voice of Mikael Erlandsson, catchy and memorable choruses and generally each and every single release from these guys sounds pleasant. Besides, from their classes passed musicians like Marcel Jacob (R.I.P.)of Talisman and Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven of Europe. The 'escape' of their lead guitarist and founding member Andy Malecek, for personal issues in 2014 , he did not discourage the other members of LAD and thus he returned to the music scene with the fresh "Level Eleven".

 A quite strong start with the fast-paced rocker of "Kiss Me" to follow a typical Last Autumn's Dream track; "Follow Your Heart" is what every fan of the melodic rock scene asks for; an up-tempo monstrous tune with tons of melody, a clever chorus line to sing-a-log and a feel-good vibe in it!  "I'll Be There For You", "Go Go Go-Get Ready For The Show" and "Delirious" are all three great samples of a band that is not compatible with the new trends and fashions of music and the only thing that knows is how to deliver catchy and well-crafted melodic rock.

Well-played, beautiful and extremely melodic disc that comes to add nicely next to the other very good albums of Last Autumn's Dream.

Rating : 8/10

Track Listing :
1. Kiss Me, 2. Follow Your Heart, 3. Fight The World, 4. I’ll B There 4 U, 5. Losing You, 6. Go Go Go - Get Ready For The Show, 7. Delirious, 8. Made Of Stone, 9. Stick Around, 10. Star, 11. PLZ (+ hidden track)
Line-up: Mikael Erlandsson - vocals, Jamie Borger - drums, Nalley Pahlsson on - bass, Peter Söderström -  guitars

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