ARTIST:

RIAN

(SWEDEN)
TITLE:

TWENTY-THREE

(2021)
LABEL:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

GENRE:

MELODIC HARD ROCK

TAGS:
Easy-Listening
""Twenty-Three" by Sweden's Rian, is an wonderfull album of melodic hard rock with beautiful melodies and haunting, percussive guitars."
LYNOTT (14.07.2021)  
5/5
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After a first album noticed by the editors of Music Waves ("Out of Darkness"), Rian does it again four years later with "Twenty Three". In the meantime, the Swedish trio has become a quartet, which gives a new dynamic: while keeping a strong easy listening character, carried by striking melodies, Rian has decided to put the guitars in turbo mode and delivers an avalanche of hits, melodious bombs with an American sound that boosts the whole in a thunderous way.

The person responsible for this evolution is the new guitarist of the band, Tobias Jakobsson, until now known for his participation in death metal bands such as Netherbird and Riket. Let the hard fans reassure themselves, Jakobsson respects the style proposed here. However, these years spent within more muscular formations have left traces, and the band reaps the fruits of its previous experiences. Their melodic hard rock delivers hard-hitting riffs that hold the listener's attention with the quality of their guitars.

All the tracks are polished like pieces of goldsmithery, evoking Dream Theater ('Stop'), One Desire ('23', 'In The Dark'), Europe ('For Your Heart'), Alter Bridge ('My Ocean'), Survivor and W.E.T. ('The Passenger')... And Rian kept the best for the end with 'Stranger To Me' whose exceptional final of strength and melodicness surprises, cutting on the classical frame of the piece, then 'Your Beauty', pearl of AOR which will be found on most playlists of the amateurs of the genre.

What a confirmation that this second opus of Rian! "Twenty-Three" is a poignant, seductive, striking and endearing album, which should melt the fans of the genre and could even convince those who are traditionally not very fond of it.


More informations on http://www.rianrocks.com/





TRACK LISTING:
01. Stop
02. In The Dark
03. Where Do We Run
04. Twenty-Three
05. For Your Heart
06. We Belong
07. My Ocean
08. Body And Soul
09. The Passenger
10. Stranger To Me
11. Your Beauty

LINEUP:
Jan Johansson: Batterie
Jonas Melin: Basse
Richard Andermyr: Chant / Guitares
Tobias Jakobsson: Guitares
   
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NIURKY
18/08/2021
 
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Aie, aie, aie, j'étais très enthousiaste (trop ?) à la lecture de la chronique et j'ai très vite déchanté. La production est molle, les nappes de clavier sonnent cheap et alourdissent l'ensemble et aucune mélodie ne m'est resté en tête. Dans le style Hard Mélo récent, un H.E.A.T fait bien mieux à mon humble avis. Next !
TORPEDO
14/07/2021
  0
Un groupe d'un autre temps (les 80's). C'est pas mauvais, mais l'ensemble est quand même ultra classique et bien lisse... 5/5 me semble un peu surnoté...
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