Sunday, June 29, 2014


by Mountain Of Power 
(Grooveyard Records)

It's time to dust off and break out your air guitar out of storage, because Grooveyard Records is proud to present Mountain Of Power Volume One. This Swedish guitar powerhouse project was formed by guitarist Janne Stark of Locomotive Breath & Joe Romagnola of Grooveyard Records. What you will find and experience here are some of Sweden's best rock musicians re-interpreting, and in some cases re-defining the music that first inspired them to make music in the first place. Featuring the stellar talents of Thomas Larsson (Glenn Hughes), Emil Fredholm & Christian Neppenstrom (Plankton), Sven Cirnski and Tommy Denander, to perform  songs that have never, or at least rarely, been covered before. Volume One features 14 slabs of guitar powered fury guaranteed to shake your senses beyond belief!  Highlights include a ballys cover of the Budgie classic, "In For The Kill", Mountain's "Dreams Of Milk & Honey", a killer take on Moxy's, "Out Of The Darkness", as well as excellent covers of, "Fantasy" (Captain Beyond), "Crazy" (Stray Dogs) and "Tomorrow Or Yesterday" (Samson). Like I said, songs rarely covered.  I have to say the Mountain Of Power project did a bang up job covering these rock classics. They've added more power to them and sped up the groove a little. Mountain Of Power Volume One is definitely an album you can kick out the jams to from cover to cover. This is powerful, ass-kickin' hard guitar rock paying homage to the 70's Classic Rock gods and doing them proud! I'm on my second listen as I write this, and I know that it's going to be listened to at least once or twice a day for the next couple of weeks. To me, that's the sign of a great album and this one certainly is! If you're a big fan of the vinyl age of rock-n-roll, Mountain Of Power Volume One is a rock `n' roll experience of the third kind!  - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine

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