NEONDAZE - NEONDAZE
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METAL TO INFINITY
story repeats itself: something totally unexpected can change your life as Rock
musician in a blink of an eye. This happened a guitar player named Lars Boquist
(he featured in several music magazines such as ''Guitar Player''!) while he
watched the Swedish version of ''Star Search'' on his television screen. A
singer called Marcus Lundgren appeared on TV – he brought his own performance
as Bon Scott of legends AC/DC. Unfortunately he did not win the competition but
he grabbed the attention of the guy that was watching the show at home.
Lars (ex-Reptilian/Pole Position) contacted Marcus to work out an audition,
along with Lars' soulmates Hampus Landin (drums / also in Miss Behaviour) and
bassist Jesper Lahn. Marcus adopted the challenge and they headed to the
rehearsal room for some kind of a try out. All went out pretty good for the
vocalist, he was surrounded by well trained musicians who were satisfied with
his vocal duties he delivered that day. What started at home watching TV turned
out in the formation of a new Swedish powerhouse named Neondaze, a story you won't
hear every day, right?
this happened, Lard was active in a Metal cover but couldn’t found the right
fitted singer – he had many songs ready to unleash but without a singer… you
know the story! Problem solved and Neondaze was born, line up completed – song
structures took form piece by piece, vocal duties worked out better and better
and the perfection of the drum basics started also. Due to their good
musicianship / mutual chemistry, Neondaze had 12 songs on the list to bring out.
Their self-titled debut album is just released through Artist Service/Music Buy
Mail in healthy conditions.
It's a hard hitting product blowing out a cool mixture of NWOBHM and Classic Hard Rock to me. With a singer that do reminds me of Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and a guitar player that rips the flesh of his fingers while shredding – these guys are real good. It's a puzzle that fits completely, all together as one, the anticipation on each other is outstanding… Neondaze is refreshing to the core, influenced by Classic icons or NWOBHM - due to a lot of variation audible on the CD, I'd like to recommend this silver disc to all fanatics raising their fists up high for bands like Def Leppard, Spread Eagle, Thin Lizzy, Santers, … A band with a quite unusual background history, spitting flame and fire with their intensive form of powerful Rock music! To order by means of MBM right HERE. MY POINTS: 85 / 100
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