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CD JORN TRAVELLER REVIEW

JORN

TRAVELLER

FRONTIERS RECORDS

2013

 

ANOTHER NEW JORN...EY

 

I’m normally inspired, but sometimes dismayed by Jorn. The issue is an unusual one though these days – he just puts out so much music! 12 albums as Jorn in the last six years before even looking at the various other projects he’s involved in make him one of the busiest as well as one of the most talented singers out there. I always find myself thinking if he slowed down a little he might also be one of the best-selling artists in the Hard Rock/Metal field because much as I love most of what he does occasionally the quality control means you get a few workman-like tracks here and there.

 

 


If you know Jorn you already know what ‘Traveller’ is going to sound like and the types of songs you’ll find here, there’s no experimentation and the template is pretty much the same as you’d find on any platter. But like AC/DC it works, so why would you mess with the engine?

 

 


‘Overload’ is the traditional throbbing epic Metal opener, it’s a great song, but it won’t change your world. The rest of the album has a few peaks too: ‘Cancer Demon’ and ‘Traveller’ are both great and in a similar view; while the hard rock of ‘Widow Maker’ and ‘Legend Man’ carry more of a groove. There’s also another tribute to the late great Ronnie Dio (is it really just over three years?) the powerful and heartfelt ‘The Man Who Was King’: a fitting end to a fine album.

 

 


Jorn has a great voice and this is a solid album. One day we’ll see that classic though, I’m sure of it, in the meantime let’s hope he keeping doing what he does best.    

 

 

 

Lesli Phillips

 

CD JORN TRAVELLER REVIEW 2013