KENT HILLI

(SWEDEN)

NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE

(2023)
LABEL:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

GENRE:

MELODIC HARD ROCK

TAGS:
Easy-Listening
""Nothing Left To Lose", Kent Hilli's second solo album, is a fine summer opus that should appeal to Foreigner fans."
LYNOTT (25.09.2023)  
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The world of hard rock really discovered Kent Hilli in 2018, when he took the microphone with newcomers Perfect Plan. It's true that the Swede's reputation had been built up in the field of soccer, which he played semi-professionally. Daring to venture behind a microphone tempted him late in life, at the age of 33. Since then, his vocal skills have enabled him to begin to establish himself as an opportune choice for the position of frontman on Frontiers label projects, notably on Giant's latest opus.

His first opus, "The Rumble", dates back to 2021 and featured 80's AOR/hard FM. Kent Hilli describes his solo project as a receptacle for ideas that wouldn't suit his other band. Listening to his new exercise, the listener might remain dubious, judging the difference in style less obvious than one might think. At the very most, they might feel that Kent Hilli's melodic flights of fancy are to Foreigner what Perfect Plan's are to Europe. Whatever the case, it's obvious that the hard rock of "Nothing Left To Lose" has no chance of breaking headbangers' necks.

The first two tracks prove to be energetic, especially the eponymous title track, boosted by Kent Westerlund's talent as a composer and guitarist. The latter tinges the proceedings with the fragrance of his original combo (One Desire), so much so that it's almost like you're there. The rest is more conventional but the melodies easily hold your attention, thanks to Hilli's storytelling talents, at ease in this more measured register in which he excels. 

As a result, "Nothing Left To Lose" is a fine album of quiet hard rock which offers a succession of pleasant scores sometimes reminiscent of Survivor ('Start It All Over') and often Foreigner, as on 'Does He Love Like Me', where the sax is king.
- Official website
SIMILAR BANDS:
FOREIGNER, SURVIVOR, JIMI JAMISON

TRACK LISTING:
01. Too Young
02. Nothing Left To Lose
03. Could This Be Love
04. A Fool To Believe
05. Every Time We Say Goodbye
06. Stronger
07. Does He Love Like Me
08. Start It All Over
09. Heard It All Before
10. Saving Us
11. Only Dreaming

LINEUP:
Alexander Jonsson: Claviers / On Tracks 6 & 11
Felix Borg: Batterie
Jimmy Hedlund: Guitares / On Tracks 8 & 11
Jimmy Westerlund: Guitares / Backing Vocals
Jussi Vuorijää: Claviers / Orgue On Track 2
Kai Hahto: Batterie / On Track 2
Kent Hilli: Chant
Kristian Fyhr: Backing Vocals
Mike Palace: Guitares / Backing Vocals On Tracks 9 & 10
Oleg Lavrentev: Saxo On Track 7
Pete Alpenborg: Guitares / Claviers
Ulrick Lönnqvist: Basse / On Track 5
   
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KINGEDDIE
25/09/2023
 
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Même si l'ombre de Foreigner a tendance à planer sur bon nombre de morceaux, cet album solo n'est pas désagréable et le gratteux fait du bon boulot... c'est pas l'album de l'année mais pour un été indien ( sans Joe Dassin !), ça peut le faire...
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