Wednesday, May 17, 2017


(Frontier Records)

One of rock music's premier voices, Jorn returns with his ninth album, 'Life On Death Road' and boy does he come out swinging for the fences! Jorn sings his heart out (as he always does) and the rest of band play the hell out of their instruments. Speaking of the band. Backing Jorn up are, on bass Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner, Kiske/Somerville), on keyboards and production is Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Revolution Saints), Francesco Iovino (Primal Fear) ion drums and Alex Beyrodt (Primal Fear, Voodoo Circle) handles guitar. The sheer intensity provided by these musicians is out of this world and compliments Jorn's powerful vocal delivery. 'Life On Death Road' combines the strongest elements of what Jorn fans have come to love and expect from him with powerful vocals combined with riff powered crushing songs. Highlights for me would be, the powerhouse title track that kicks the album off, "Hammered To The Cross (The Business)", "Dreamwalker", "Fire To The Sun", "The Slippery Slope (Hangman's Rope)" and "Man Of The 80's". Alex Beyrodt's  guitar solos and harmonizing are intricate and creative and easy to follow, and have a purpose, rather than being put there just for a chance to show off. In fact, nothing about this album is about showing off.  The dynamic duo of Matt Sinner and Alessandro Del Vecchio have perfected the art of producing/recording classic hard rock songs because this album is packed with songs that have plenty of punch, crunch and shred. Overall, 'Life On The Road' is what it is; a potent well-crafted hard rock album. It's an excellent example of music played at a very high level. 
 Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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