Saturday, November 27, 2021

REVIEW : GROUNDBREAKER, Soul To Soul (Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 12 November 2021)

The name of Steve Overland is a no stranger to the AOR/Melodic Rock freaks around the world. The voice of the legendary band of FM is now releasing the second effort of his side band GROUNDBREAKER through Frontiers Music.

"Soul To Soul" is the second opus after the solid self-titled debut back in 2018. This time Steve Overland collaborates with musicians such as Sven Larsson (ex-Street Talk) on guitars, Nalley Pahlsson (ex- Vindictiv, Therion) on bass, Herman Furin (Work of Art) on drums, and Alessandro Del Vecchio on keyboards and the result is simply breathtaking! 

The sound is pure Melodic Rock bliss with references to Overaland's main band (FM) and with a slightly edgier sound makes the final result a must own to every AOR fan out there. 

The opener tune of "Standing On The Edge Of A Broken Dream" kicks-off things in a harder way while "Soul To Soul", "Evermore", "Carrie" and "It Don't Get Better Than This" will bring a smile upon the fans of the classic FM freaks. Huge harmonies, suberb vocals and this amazing mid 80's vibe are the ingredients of the above mentioned tunes, The punchier and anthemic "When Lightning Strikes" is larger than life while in "Til The End Of Time" we are dealing with yet another monster AOR track. 

All in all, GROUNDBREAKER is not just another melodic rock band with yet another good songs; is THE melodic rock band with great songs, excellent musicianship, amazing and soulful vocals that will be a future classic! Top stuff! 

Songwritting : 9
Production : 9
Songs : 10
Musicianship : 10

Overall Rating : 9,5 / 10 

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