Wigelius- 2012 - Reïnvention
02 Talking About Love
03 Do You Really Know?
04 Next To Me
05 My Cassandra
06 Piece Of The Action
07 Too Young To Fall In Love
08 Right Here, Right Now
09 Love Can Be That Much
10 Hold On To Love
11 There's No Me Without You
12 Reach Out
Wigelius make their debut in the world of good sounds with "Reinvention", a very nice album and one that is sure to please lovers of quality melodic rock without much difficulty.
Band leader and vocalist Anders Wigelius was discovered by producer Daniel Flores when watching a television program where Anders sung "Do Not Stop Believin '.
Besides handling the lead vocals, mister Wigelius also knows his way around the guitar, keyboards and composes his own songs. He cites the likes of Richard Marx, Toto, Journey and Foreigner as his main influences.
If you enjoy the fine sounds of Work Of Art or HEAT, this album is definitely for you ...
Here's a track by track review:
The album opens with "Angeline", a rocker where guitars and keyboards battle each other for a place in the spotlight.
"Talking About Love" is a great midpaced track with an infectious melody and explosive chorus, preceded by guitars.
"Do You Really Know?" is another very cool rocker built around a catchy melody and blessed with a memorable chorus.
One of the highlights of the album is without a doubt "Next To Me". This particular track comes complete with the kind of melody that grows on you with each spin, add to that some fine axe work and a killer chorus and you have the kind of tune that you want to play over and over again.
"My Cassandra" keeps the rock standard high while at the same time being totally radio friendly and highly contagious.
"Piece Of The Action" sees the band picking up the pace a bit but stays nicely within the melodic realm. The song is definitely guitar driven.
"Too Young To Fall In Love" is another midpaced affair with just the right touch of keyboards. I quite like the metric and vocal arrangement of this song.
"Right Here, Right Now", a song that brings the bass to the front, accompanied by discrete keyboards, guitars and with a powerful chorus
"Love Can Be That Much", is an acoustic ballad and the perfect vehicle for the vocals of Anders Wigelius. The melody is great and the end result pleases without any effort.
"Hold On To Love" is a great rocker powered by guitars and keyboards from start to finish and with a breathtaking melody.
A traditional ballad is presented in the shape of "There's No Me Without You".
"I Reach Out" closes the album in style.
Wigelius is one of the most exciting new bands of the year so far.
And I repeat what I said at the beginning of the review: if you enjoy the fine sounds of Work Of Art and HEAT, this album will surely please you.
It is true that this album can stand proudly next to releases from the bands mentioned but do not expect a copy. Far from it.
The band has its own identity and has an album with a parade of great songs in the style of "Made in Sweden".
Anders Wigelius: vocals
Erik Wigelius: drums
Jake Svensson: guitars
Chris "Wielbass" Pettersson: bass
Last Updated (Monday, 27 August 2012 18:26)