Sunday, May 28, 2023

REVIEW : Thomas Lassar, From Now On (Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group , Release Date : 14-04-2023)

Thomas Lassar is a Swedish musician who began playing in local bands in Sweden until the late 80's when, together with his bandmates, he formed what became then one of Sweden’s most loved, cult, AOR bands, Crystal Blue

Having worked as keyboard player and backing vocalist on the first two albums ("Out From The Blue" in 1993 and "Caught In The Game" in 1994), Thomas took the microphone duties for the third Crystal Blue album, "Detour" (released in 2003 by MTM Music).

After years spent performing as session musician for various artists (Last Autumn's Dream & Charming Grace between others), Thomas felt it was time to go into the studio and start writing and recording some unreleased material, during the pandemic while the world was in lockdown. So, "From Now On" is entitled the amazing result that through hard work Lassar achieved to create and finally present us.  

"From Now On" is a really amazing AOR/Melodic Rock album that features ten class and pure AOR gems for your ear pleasure only. It also features the 'mighty' Rob Marcello (Danger Danger) as a very special guest on three tracks. Highlights out of "From Now On" are the fantastic and very Joyrney-esque opener tune of "When My Ship Comes In", "In Control", the beautiful and very emotional "Back Where I Started", and the up-beat "The Only One" and "Turn Back Time". 

All in all, Thomas Lassar releases a very enjoyable and hi-class AOR record that the melodic rock freaks will appreciate a lot! 

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

Overall Rating : 9 / 10 

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