ARTIST:

MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREE FALL

(SWEDEN)
TITLE:

WE ARE THE NIGHT

(2020)
LABEL:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

GENRE:

MELODIC HARD ROCK

TAGS:
Easy-Listening, Epic, Guitar-Hero, Symphonic, Theatrical
""We Are The Night" is a marvel of melodic heavy power metal."
LYNOTT (26.06.2020)  
5/5
(0) opinions from our readers (3) comment(s)

"We Are The Night" is the name of Magnus Karlsson's third solo adventure. Endowed with an apocalyptic darkness cover, the work gathers, and it's a tradition in this project, a lot of renowned guest singers like Dino Jelusick (Animal Drive, Dirty Shirley and Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Mike Andersson (Cloudscape), Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast), Renan Zonta (Electric Mob), Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, The Ferrymen, CoreLeoni, Vandenberg) or Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath). 

"FreeFall" and "Kingdom Rock" were very good. Well, this one is even better! The work is a marvel of melodic heavy power metal, especially on its opening part. Unstoppable choruses, Dantesque interpretations, telluric riffs, flaming solos, powerful and varied drums (Anders Köllerfors is an octopus), keyboards and weighted symphonic orchestrations, the whole wrapped in Karlsson's hyper-recognizable style (he takes care of everything but the drums), here is the menu that is proposed to you.

'Hold Your Fire', with its breathtaking start, will leave you breathless right away. Served by telluric riffs and Jelusick's hallucinating vocals, this track is a must. 'Kingdom Falls', where Zonta takes the microphone, has little to envy him. Perhaps less well known than his predecessor, the gentleman nevertheless possesses extraordinary vocal abilities. His attack on the song is truly demonic. As for his performance on the exceptional 'Dreams And Scars' in which some Apocalyptica's flavours hover, it's downright hallucinating. 

Honour to women is given with the presence of Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast) whose perfectly mastered 'Queen Of Fire' brings us back to the melodies Tarja is used to. As for Andersson, he gets one of the best tracks of the opus, the magnificent 'All The Way To The Stars', covered in acoustic format at the end of the work, which strongly reminds us of Avantasia in a muscular version. 

"We Are The Night" is an amazing record. Fans of the guitarist should be prepared for a shock, he's never been so inspired, in compositions and choice of singers. As for those who would have missed this phenomenon, it's still time to make up for lost time . Welcome into the night!


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Hold Your Fire
02. Kingdom Falls
03. We Are The Night
04. Queen Of Fire
05. Dreams And Scars
06. All The Way To The Stars
07. One By One
08. Under The Black Star
09. Temples And Towers
10. Don’t Walk Away
11. On My Way Back To Earth
12. Far From Over

LINEUP:
Anders Köllerfors: Batterie
Magnus Karlsson: Chant / Guitares / Basse / Claviers
Dino Jelusick: Chant / Invité
Mike Andersson: Chant / Invité
Noora Louhimo: Chant / Invité
Renan Zonta: Chant / Invité
Ronnie Romero: Chant / Invité
Tony Martin: Chant / Invité
   
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KINGEDDIE
25/10/2020
 
73
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Même s'il n'atteint pas les sommets du précédent album, Magnus Karlsson nous en donne pour notre argent : des lignes rythmiques très fluides,des refrains bienvenus et des solis costauds ! J'aimerais bien tomber sur des albums aussi bien foutus mais hélas on ne déniche pas un Magnus à tous les coins de rue!! Au final,un album d'excellente facture qu'on a envie de réécouter,ne serait ce que pour la diversité des chanteurs qui permet d'éviter la lassitude...
TOCDE
30/06/2020
 
5
0
Je ne partage pas du tout l'avis de Lynott , je trouve cet album malgré de très bons musiciens et chanteurs, mauvais .Un déluge de notes sans queue ni tête comme souvent dans les productions modernes , le tout recalé informatiquement donne un gout insipide au possible à l'ensemble .Il ne suffit pas d’être bon techniquement , la musicalité doit aussi exister , ce serait la moindre des choses sur un disque !
PATLUC
27/06/2020
 
1
0
Rien n'a jeté dans cet album. Un mélange de Rainbow, de Black Sabbath, de Metal church. Un guitariste d'une dextérité inouie, tout en feeling ( c'est pas Malmsteen ! ). Une découverte pour moi
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