Saturday, January 16, 2016


LUGNET by Lugnet
(Pride & Joy Music)

Swedish based hard rockers Lugnet come out swinging for the fences with their self titled debut release. The thing that makes this release shine is the music. Six very talented musicians making one helluva record. A collection of 70's influenced blues hard rock ala Deep Purple and heavier version of Badlands that is raw and loaded with emotion. The band is powered by Roger Solander (vocals), Marcus "Mackan" Holten (guitar), Danne "Bonden" Jansson (guitar), Lennart "Z" Zethzon (bass), Fredrik Jansson (drums) and Bruno Erminero (keyboards). The first thing that struck me about this album is the fantastic groove throughout that never at any point becomes tiresome. Sumptuous time changes and riff chopping/changing that simply floors you as a listener, making you guess the next direction they will take makes this a display of refined and ultimately skilful playing. Stand out tracks for me on the album are the riff oriented drive of, "All The Way " a fast-paced rocker that sets the up the table of the rocking that awaits your senses. The ball busting "Sails" that has a wicked hook. The the foot stomping "Veils" and the laid back bluesy swagger of "Tears In The Sky" and adrenaline pumping, "It Ain't Easy", highlighted by the powerful vocal prowess of Roger Solander.  The sound and soul of this band is so tight that every note just bleeds "perfection". Any true hard rock fan will definitely love what Lugnet dish out with the powerhouse of a release. Crank it up and get lost in the raw emotion of the music. What a rush!- Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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