Bad Habit - 2011 - Atmosphere
1. In The Heat Of The Night
2. Words Are Not Enough
3. Every Time You Cry
4. I Wanna Be The One
5. I’ll Die For You
6. Angel Of Mine
8. We Are One
9. Only Time Will Tell
10. Break The Sillence
11. Save Me
12. Catch Me When I Fall
13. Without You
After last year's 'Best Of' titled Timeless, Bad Habit returns with their 10th full studio album Atmosphere.
This easily may be the best album from this band ever… and I think one of the best 2011 releases already. What a great start of the year.
Atmosphere opens with "In The Heat Of The Night", a song which is for Bad Habit standards quite heavy guitar-oriented and gives you a glimpse of the great songs that will tickle your ears for the next 48 minutes.
Highlights come thick and fast with the bright guitars and thumping beat of "Words Are Not Enough", or the sultry melodies of "Angel Of Mine" illustrating the breadth of styles that Bad Habit can bring under the same umbrella with a slick, and skilled ease.
Fehling is a great vocalist whose voice emits emotion with every note and the gritty edge that he has found over the last few Bad Habit releases adds to his voice's appeal.
His best work is found on the wonderful mix of tempos that is "Fantasy", while the band are in top form on power ballad "Save Me".
"I Wanna Be The One" is the best track from the band working as a whole, and on "I'll Die For You" the riff and song structure shows the group's modern side.
Atmosphere is a perfectly balanced album.
From the countdown intro of "In The Heat Of The Night" till the very last note of the last song "Without You" the CD is of unbelievably high quality.
It has just enough crunchy guitar in the songs and just enough keyboards without making them soft or poppy.
Singer Bax Fehling has done an outstanding job on the vocals but I think that the most credits must go to the other founding member of Bad Habit: mister do-it-all Hal Marabel. He has produced the album, wrote or co-wrote the songs, played the guitar and filled-in the keyboard parts.
Jonas Reingold mix job is excellent and the group of a few outside songwriters invited to join the creative process turned out to be a fruitful collaboration adding a new dimension to this disc.
Bad Habit proved that now they really belong into the big melodic rock league with Atmosphere.
Bax Fehling : vocals
Hal Marabel : guitars, keyboards
Partik Sodergren : bass
Jaime Salazar : drums
Sven Cirnski : lead guitars
Last Updated (Monday, 31 January 2011 20:17)