Nubian Rose - 2012 - Mountain
01 - Ever See Your Face
02 - Mountain
03 - Living For Tomorrow
04 - How Am I
05 - Get Ready
06 - Your Love
07 - Once Bitten
08 - Reckless
09 - Close My Eyes Forever (Lita & Ozzy cover)
10 - Sisters
NUBIAN ROSE is the next Swedish sensation.
This awesome new Scandi band has released their debut "Mountain" and surely it will turn heads everywhere.
Nubian Rose is a Swedish band built around the fantastic voice of the charismatic Sofia Lilja she is a renowned vocal coach in North Europe, most recently recognized for training Swedish TV4-show Idol artists.
But this girl is more than a teacher, owner of an incredible register and an overwhelming personality.
Sofia has chosen for her self-place in the spotlight pure '80s Female Fronted Melodic Hard Rock.
I mean pure in all aspects; songwriting, attitude and sonics.
This girl has the pipes and the technique of a young Jackie Bodimead, Kristina Nichols, Issa or Lee Aaron, and the fire of a wild rocker.
"Mountain" is the dream come true for thousands of real Female Fronted Hard Rock fans eager for a band and album like this since the early nineties.
One of the most remarkable attributes of this band is the bite, the attack on every song without losing the melodic sense.
This is true polished and melodious Hard Rock with a girl at the mic.
Songs full of energy and catchiness...the twin guitar work is stunning combined with a smashing rhythm section and clever keyboards when needed.
But the star here are Sofia Lilja's vocals. Seriously, this woman is the most brilliant female singer I heard in years.
Her vocal range and general permormance blows me away !!!!!
I won't do a track by track review as normal as all songs have their own charm and magic.
Just to mention the excellent cover of Lita Ford / Ozzy classic "Close My Eyes Forever" is performed in duet with Mats Levén, one of the finest vocals in the hard rock world and former singer of Yngwie Malmsteen’s band, Therion and Swedish Erotica.
Also we have former Europe guitarist Kee Marcello who can be heard on the killer hard rocker "Living For Tomorrow".
Nubian Rose's "Mountain" is A Must Have for every Female Fronted Melodic Hard Rock fan, an album with the smell of a future classic.
"Mountain" only was released in Sweden on a digipak CD, not available as digital download.
Trust me, worth every penny ordering it as import.
Highly Recommended !!!
Sofia Lilja – Vocals
Christer Akerlund – Guitar
Thomas Lindgren – Guitar
Henric Uhrbom – Bass
David Algesten – Drums
Fredrik Akerlund – Keyboards
Kee Marcello – Guitar on 3
Mats Levén – Vocals on 9
Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 September 2012 07:11)