Angeline - 2011 - Disconnected
When The Lights Go Down
Falling Into You
Take A Little Time
I Had Enough
Run Run Run
In Times Like These
If It's The Last Thing I Do
First Time Around
Inspired by the unexpected success of “Confessions”, their first full length album of all original new material, the Swedish band Angeline now delivers the much anticipated follow-up “Disconnected”.
Angeline looks back on a vivid band history of more than two decades. After the band’s foundation back in 1987, when most of the boys were still in their teens, they played their first gigs together. In the years to come they recorded a couple of demo songs with original singer Jörgen “Sigge” Sigvardsson and eventually released the Mini-LP “Don’t Settle For Second Best” (1990) and the CD Single “Rain” (1994). Fate hit the band very hard when “Sigge” passed away in 1995 due to complications caused by a bad heart condition he had to live with all his life.
With guitar player Jocke Nilsson taking over the lead vocals the band played as a full blown cover band for several years.
After a couple of line-up changes during the 90’s and the bi-annual Family Day that was held since 1997 in memory of the late vocalist Jörgen „Sigge“ Sivardsson, it was
in 2007 when the former members of Angeline decided to perform a one-off show on this special day to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band.
Much to their surprise they realised that a new generation of Angeline fans had grown. Based on this pleasant surprise the four began to write and record new songs which ultimately led to the release of “Confessions” in the spring of 2010, their first full length album of all original new material in more than twenty years.
“Disconnected”now picks up where “Confessions” left off and with only two albums under their belt the band has managed to create it’s very own sound. It’s a unique combination of Melodic Rock, a genre that was popular when Angeline first started out more than twenty years ago, with super catchy hooklines.
The album features a powerful production by the band’s guitarist Jocke Nilsson and a state-of-the-art mastering by Björn Engelmann (Stage Dolls, Wig Wam, Within Temptation, Friestedt-Williams).
Angeline's strengths have always been their vocal harmonies, strong melodies and big hooks.
Songs like "When the Light Go Down" or "Falling Into You" are kickin' tunes. A strong rhythm section puts these songs into the melodic hard rock category.
The kicks keep coming straight at ya with a mid tempo burner in "Run Run Run".
The title track has a little of Bon Jovi influence all over it, with a rising chorus and it sounds like a talk box is being used.
Yet as mentioned, the melody and hook have not been overrun as the fine song "I Had Enough" demonstrates.
Things slow down just a bit on "In Times Like These" and "Found", the latter having a similar characteristics to past Harem Scarem ballads.
But there are also songs closer to the AOR feel on the previous album.
The soaring "Take A Little Time" (one of the best songs on the album), but definitely with "Solid Ground" and "If It's the Last Thing I Do".
The more assertive rock rises again to conclude the album on "First Time Around" and "Way Down".
Jocke Nilsson - Lead Vocals & Guitar
Janne Arkegren - Guitar
Uffe Nilsson - Bass
Tobbe Jonsson – Drums & percussion
Micke Stenberg - Backing Vocals
Johan Bobäck - Strings on “Solid Ground”
Last Updated (Tuesday, 03 January 2012 16:39)