H.E.A.T. - 2012 - Adress the nation
01. Breaking the Silence
02. Living on the Run
03. Falling Down
04. The One and Only
05. Better off Alone
06. In and Out of Trouble
07. Need Her
09. It's All About Tonight
2012, H.E.A.T had a huge hit in Scandinavia with the song ,,1000 Miles" in 2009 and they have been touring all over the world since then, building up their reputation as the new leading band in the AOR genre. Erik Gronwall (winner of the Swedish IDOL 2009) joined the band in 2010 and has once again proved to be a fantastic singer on the new album.
H.E.A.T don't hide their love for their heroes, they don't mix the sound of the music they like with new trendy and updated sound, they don't use irony to justify the fact they play this music. They just do it and they want to be the best at it. The giants they have to fight against are huge masters of the genre: Foreigner, Journey, Europe, Bon Jovi.
But time is on H.E.A.T's side.
Each of the ten tracks on "Address The Nation" is a snapshot of what rockin' AOR is all about, with big choruses and joyful bouncing galore.
Only the final track, "Downtown" has a seriousness not associated with the band, but it makes up for it by being a superb - if moody - track with a first class guitar solo.
Vocalist Erik Gronwall does not disappoint in any way here, and those who predicted a doom laden future for the band after Leckremo left will look pretty silly after people hear the vocals here.
Opening track "Breaking The Silence" is already classic HEAT !! Eric's voice is amazing !!
The single "Living On The Run" is a very catchy and easy singallong song !
"Falling down" is just another classic HEAT song
"The One And Only", "Better Off Alone", "Heartbreaker" are all pure AOR / Melodic Rock heaven, with a modern and updated style.
The band even adds some original sax on "In And Out Of Trouble" to expand their lush, thundering sound.
""Downtown" is as I said before the only track that is not what we are used to hear from HEAT but stil very nice to hear.
"Address The Nation" is one of those albums that you listen to several times in a row, because time goes so fast when it’s on.
A wonderful fusion of keyboards, guitars and a fantastic voice, “Address The Nation” should see H.E.A.T get bigger and bigger.
Already one of the highlights of 2012 !!
Erik Grönwall: Vocals
Dave Dalone: Guitars
Eric Rivers: Guitars
Jona Tee: Keyboards
Jimmy Jay: Bass