Hailing by the amazing singer Alexander Strandell (Crowne) on lead vocals, extraordinary guitarist Christoffer Borg and by a solid rhythm section of Richard Svärd (bass) & Alexander Lundgren (drums) ART NATION is back again to deliver yet another masterpiece!
Although the first couple of albums were more in melodic rock/AOR direction, Art Nation with their third opus, "Transition", took a heavier and more modern approach but without loosing any of their earlier huge melodic elements. The newest effort "Inception" sees Art Nation continuimg to deliver up-beat, powerful, melodic and ultra catchy melodic hard rock stuff in a highest quality.
"Brutal Beautiful" kick-off with a monsterous riffing, Strandell's passionate vocals and with a chorus line enough to sing-a-long for days. "1001" is yet another killer and ultra melodious track that the sure thing is that will be a future classic among the die-hards of the band. The harder-edged "Fight Fire With Fire" is pure melodic hard rock bliss with a more metallic twist in it while in "Break Up" the band is delivering a more modern up-tempo rocker with, again, a huge hook and chorus. "Somewhere I Know I Belong" and "Superman" are both just great tracks and both are among my favorites out of the new record!!!
An absolute amazing and great record by ART NATION! "Inception" is a killer no filler opus that comes to prove why this band is considered one of the best of their kinds! Fantastic songwritting, solid performances, a larger than life sound and killer songs! TOP STUFF!
🏆 10 / 10