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Adrenaline Rush CD Review 2014

 

ADRENALINE RUSH - ADRENALINE RUSH

FRONTIERS RECORDS

AUGUST 22 2014

 

 

Sooth female vocals atop some blistering melodic rock is what you get with Adrenaline Rush: From the opening strains and stormy atmospherics of opener ‘Black ‘n’ Blue’ with its initial stuttering riff to the finish line, this is heady stuff. Like Roxette with more Rock and less Pop this is as refreshing as a summer cocktail in the face, or a slap with a soaking wet concert shirt.

 

Fronted by Tåve Wanning (formerly part of the Teen-Pop duo Peaches), Adrenaline Rush promises what the potted bio so succinctly suggests they will: infectious hooks, great melodies and some cutting guitars. Produced beautifully by Erik Martensson (Eclipse, W.E.T), this is an impressive debut that really delivers where it counts and leads you to wonder about how it translates ‘live’.

 

If that sounds like your thing try the very next track ‘Change’ (one of our favourites here) which really captures the mood of the album with its ‘in your face’ guitars and driving melodies. And to be honest if you want consistency that’s what you get with echoes of the best of European and US rock from the world class melodies of bands like Danger Danger to the driving force of newer melodic masters like Crazy Lixx.

 

If you want a taste try ‘Generation Left Behind’ for a little heavier fare; ‘Change’ the single, our standout, or maybe the keyboard infused ‘Want It All’ in all its 80’s sounding glory; or maybe the wonderful Aerosmith meets Def Leppard blues ‘Oh Yeah’ (maybe the very title is hint enough?)…

 

All class, and definitely a band to watch:  Sweden does it again!

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

Adrenaline Rush CD Review 2014