Reece Kronlund - 2011 - Solid
1. My Angel Wears White
3. Could This Be Madness
4. Animals And Cannibals
5. I Remember You
6. Paint The Mirror Black
7. I Would
8. Edge Of Heaven
9. Magic Pudding
10. The Dead Shall Walk The Earth
David Reece (Accept, Bangalore Choir) and Martin Kronlund (Dogface, Gypsy Rose) have met the first time in 2007.
Reece was asked to join the Martin's band Gypsy Rose as the new front singer and in June 2008 the album Another World was released.
Their special friendship and musical chemistry continues till this day.
In November 2010 David Reece and Martin Kronlund decided to fulfill their dream about a project under their own moniker which was planed since.
Solid was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Martin Kronlund and Reece at Kronlund's JM Studio in Sweden.
Solid, as the title already says, is a clean, strong piece of very powerful Melodic Hard Rock.
Martin Kronlund played most of the guitars which compliment David Reece's voice perfectly.
David also reached out to lyricist Jon Wilde to share ideas and the end result is deep meaningful story lines.
The record includes a high-toned companionship of musician guests playing and also co-writing songs on the album.
"My Angel Wears White" opens with great quality. This melodic rocker is very much in the line of what David does with Bangalore Choir!
It almost looks like it's a sequel to Bangalore Choir's "Angel in black". This is already my favorite track of the album!
"Samurai" is the first single off Solid. Commercial and catchy, this track has a pumping rhythm and a very nice keyboard line by guest keyboardist Rikard Quist (Gypsy Rose).
"Could This Be Madness" is a beautiful semi-ballad.
"Animals And Cannibals" is the first track co-written with German guitarist Christian Tolle. This track is a classic rocker such as Bonfire with Reece doing what he does best.
"I Remember You", is a mid-tempo song with tons of emotion and harmonies. A kind of tune that you won't expect from a vocalist as David.
The hard rocking roller coaster returns with "Paint The Mirror Black" with a powerful chorus and monster guitar solo.
"I Would" is a ballad in the best Bangalore Choir tradition. Reece shines here. Here he proves again what a great vocalist he is.
David's longtime friend guitarist Andy Susemihl (ex-Sinner) contributes on "Edge Of Heaven". A cool track.
"Magic Puddin´" is an old-style rocker with razor guitars and a live vibe, sounding very German in the chorus part.
"The Dead Shall Walk The Earth" closes the album in a thrilling way. Good fast hard rock with pounding drums and tight vocals.
Solid is a very solid, powerful melodic hard rock CD, with very good songwriting and production.
It all sounds perfectly assembled, as a real band. David Reece is in top form and sings his heart out, while Kronlund confirms that he is one of the best guitarists/arrangers/producers nowadays.
Reece-Kronlund has delivered a very classy album in the best european tradition. Recommended!
David Reece - Vocals
Martin Kronlund - Lead guitar
Tommy Denander - Lead & Rhythm guitar
Andy Susemihl -
Rikard Quist - Keyboards
Christian Tolle - Guitars
Hans In't Zandt - Drums
Last Updated (Saturday, 09 July 2011 12:02)