Swedish melodic rockers, Sweet Mary Jane make a powerful impression with their debut release produced by Lars Chriss of Lions Share, 'Winter In Paradise'. The band is comprised of, Tomas Berggren (vocals), Per Olof Asberg (guitar), Tomas Nasslin (keyboards, guitar), Alexander Olsson (bass) and Andreas Sparby (drums). The band formed in the summer of 2012 in Sundsvall, Sweden, by Tomas Nässlin (ex, Roulette), Per Olof Åsberg (ex-Airborn) and young talents Alexander Olsson (ex-Anacondah) and Andreas Sparby (ex-L.A.C.K.). Initial thoughts as far as sound think melodic rock in the vein of, Strangeways with hints of Survivor . It is a wonderfully crafted album of solid songs, guitar ( not too heavy) clear vocals and a solid production. There are several melodic gems offered up including the lead off single, "Fire In Your Eyes", "No Retreat, No Surrender", the catchy "Madeleine", "Angel Of Mine" and "Keep The Fire Burning". The fact is every track is fantastic, there are no weak ones here. A impressive debut outing indeed. Overall, Sweet Mary Jane have delivered an album brimming with melodic gems that really demands everyone sit up and take notice and once again proudly raises the flag of the melodic rock world.
- Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society