Thursday, November 12, 2015

REVIEW : Major Instinct / Roots & Wings (2015)

Major Instinct hail from Sweden and the brainchild behind this new act is M.ILL.ION's founder, main songwriter and bass guitarist B.J Laneby. After 25 years, seven highly critically acclaimed albums with and many live performances, he decided to put M.ILL.ION to rest and start something new. The result is this new solid and classic melodic heavy rock band Major Instinct and the debut release which is entitled "Roots And Wings".

So, B.J. 'called' some well-known musicians such as Stefano Marchesini (lead vocals, ex HUMAN RACE),  Magnus Mild (guitars), Johan Häll (drums, ex- M.ILL.ION) and a rookie, Gabriel Glamheden (Hammond & keys) and Major Instinct took flesh and bone and they present to us their debut.

The music here can be described as classic 80's hard rock with powerful performances, thanx to this amazing singer (Stefano Marchesini), sharp, heavy and melodic guitar lines, a tight as hell rhythm section that recalls to legendary bands like Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy and Deep Purple.

The first single of the debut is called "High Five". This bad-ass heavy rock anthem reflects exactly the sound of Major Instinct; heavy, melodic, with a positive vibe and in-your-face!! The opening tune of "Roots And Wings" is yet another ass-kicking serious hard rock stuff that takes no prisoners!! Marchesini's powerful and at the same time emotional vocal lines are the cherry on the top!! "I Need A Drink" smells bourbon from miles away while in "Don't Come To Me" we are dealing with a killer straight forward rocker. "Kicked To The Ground" features a nice bass line, heavier and groovier guitars and a chorus line to sing-a-long! Another highlight!! Just check out, also, the very 80's "Cold Wind Blows" with the classic Purple sound in it and the sure thing is that you'll enjoy this debut album a lot as much as I enjoyed it!

All in all, this is another pleasant surprise! Tight and classic hard rock stuff with attitude that must be added to the collection of every serious hard rock fan out there! 

Rating : 8,5/10

Track Listing :

01. Roots & Wings 02. One In A Million 03. High Five (Album Version) 04. 316 05. I Need A Drink 06. Eyes From Above 07. Don’t Come To Me 08. Here And Now 09. Kicked To The Ground 10. Follow The Trends 11. Cold Wind Blows 12. Mother Of All 

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