Monday, October 5, 2015

KINGDOM OF ROCK by Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall

by Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall 
(Frontiers Music srl)

'Kingdom Of Rock', the latest release from guitarist, Magnus Karlsson, is aptly titled. The vocal fire power that is on this album alone is worth your undivided attention. This time around Magnus Karlsson has enlisted a group rock music's most powerful and talented voices.  TONY HARNELL (Skid Row, TNT, Starbreaker), RICK ALTZI (Masterplan, At Vance), DAVID READMAN (Pink Cream 69, Voodoo Circle), JORN LANDE, JAKOB SAMUEL (The Poodles), JOE LYNN TURNER (Rainbow, Malmsteen, Deep Purple), TONY MARTIN (Black Sabbath), HARRY HESS (Harem Scarem) and REBECCA DE LA MOTTE. Providing the backbeat is drummer Jaime Salazar. Besides playing guitar,  Magnus Karlsson also handles, bass, keyboards and vocals. All eleven tracks presented are perfectly match the vocals of the various singers, and he always seems to bring the best out of them. Jorn Lande kicks the album of with the title track. A strong powerful piece that is strong and taken over the top with the combination of Jorn Lande's vocals and Magnus Karlsson's brilliant guitar work. Jakob Samuel of The Poodles lends his vocal talents on, "Out Of The Dark", another powerful track that hits the sweet spot. All the tracks are stellar. Other highlights include; " When The Sky Falls" featuring Tony Martin , "Angel Of The Night" featuring David Readman and "Never Look Away" with Tony Harnell. Magnus Karlsson's guitar playing is simply phenomenal. What he's created and delivers with, 'Kingdom Of Rock', is proof of that. The songs are powerful and hook laden, the choruses are huge and anthemic. The bottom line is, if you are familiar with Magnus Karlsson's work, this recording is essential.  'Kingdom Of Rock' is hands down a must-have release, and one of the strongest melodic progressive metal offerings of 2015.  Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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