Wednesday, June 17, 2015

CD REVIEW: SHANGHAIED by Age Sten Nilsens Ammunition

by Age Sten Nilsen's Ammunition
(AOR Heaven)

After thirteen years fronting Norwegian based rock band, WIG WAM, vocalist Age Sten Nilsen goes solo with his new project, Ammunition and unleashes their debut release, 'Shanghaied'. backing up Age Sten Nilsen are, Erik Martensson on guitars (W.E.T / Eclipse), Jon Petttersen on guitars (Bad Habits / Wild Willy's Gang), Hal Patino on bass (King Diamond / Pretty Maids), Robban Back on drums (Sabaton / Eclipse) and Lasse Finbrathen on keyboards (Wigwam / Circus Maximus). Age Sten Nilsen's Ammunition basically take the '80s rock sound and production and effectively meld it to form their own unique sound. The song writing and production "Shanghaied" is simply over-the-top and luscious. The biggest treat, to me, is the killer vocals that Age Sten Nilsen delivers on this record. His singing is incredibly easy on the ears and well suited to this style of music, and one can imagine him fitting in quite nicely on the Sunset Strip back in the day.  'Shanghaied' as a whole is strong from start to end but song highlights for me are definitely, "Silverback", the powerful, “The Road To Babylon,” “Do You Like It”, “Another Piece Of Me" and the title track. Everything blends nicely and I enjoyed listening to the entire album several times over. 'Shanghaied' is strong and cohesive, and it's impossible to think any melodic rock fan wouldn't enjoy this record. This one is easy to recommend. If you like melodic rock - at all - you NEED this album in your collection. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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