Alfonzetti - 2011 - Here comes the night
01 - Losing You
02 - Here Comes The Night
03 - I'll Wait For You
04 - Heartbreaker
05 - Don't Listen To Your Heart
06 - Why Can't You Love Me
07 - Lay Your Love On Me
08 - Rock 'N Roll Heart
09 - Set Me Free
10 - I Will Never Let You Fall
After almost ten years, Swedish vocalist Matti Alfonzetti is releasing his 3rd solo CD "Here Comes The Night".
Not much known in America but with a considerable reputation in mainland Europe, he isn't a newcomer to the Melodic Rock genre.
Matti debuted at the end of the eighties as lead singer of Swedes Bam Bam Boys, recorded with Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham band Western Front, UK's Jagged Edge, Skintrade,
Boxer and even toured as Talisman's frontman.
In 2000 Alfonzetti's first solo album 'Ready' saw the light of day - and two years later the disc 'Machine'. Following this Matti started getting into songwriting and producing for
bands such as The Poodles among others.
One new project emerged in 2007, Road To Ruin, including Sampo Axelsson and Lars Chriss of Lion's Share.
Now, Alfonzetti's third solo album is ready, returning to the music and vocal style of his first solo album with up to date production, helped by talented Daniel Flores.
This is pure Euro Melodic Rock, with catchy choruses, melodic and sometime bluesy vocals, and rather polished sound.
The album opens with the semi-midtempo "Losing You" which includes some modern AOR elements, followed the elegant title track "Here Comes The Night", focused on his
vocals but featuring a long and effective guitar solo.
Some more 'harder' oriented tracks are "I'll Wait For You", "Don't Listen To Your Heart" and "Rock 'N Roll Heart".
More AOR focused songs are the sexy "Heartbreaker" (great vocal job), the bluesy "Why Can't You Love Me", the Americanized "Lay Your Love On Me" and the power ballad
"Set Me Free".
For the end Alfonzetti reserved the tougher track of all, the melodic hard rocker "I Will Never Let You Fall", with a punchier vocal and a strong edgy riff.
"Here Comes The Night" is an effective Melodic Rock recording with good songs and melodies.
Alfonzetti has one of those warm and easy-listening voices (in the vein of Goran Edman) that perfectly fits into the classic Melodi Rock mould.
"Here Comes The Night" is an album that pushes all the right buttons !!
Matt Alfonzetti - Vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
Daniel Flores - drums, keyboards
Marcus Jidell (Evergrey) - lead guitar
Emil Fredholm (Plankton) - lead guitar