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Allen - Lande

The Revenge

While The Battle was just white hot instant satisfaction, The Revenge may in fact (as they say) be best served cold. By that I mean when I heard their first album, I was completely blown away. This album doesn't have that quality. Not because it's not good (it's definitely a contender for album of the year) but initially this one is more ... subdued. Not in a bad way, it's just a more subtle, understated use of the abundance of talent assembled here. It's one of those cds that's better the second time you hear it, and gets better with each listen. I'm sure Magnus could have churned out a carbon copy of their first success, (and nobody would have been dissapointed by that) but instead of repeating that formula, he has chosen to expand and build on that sound. Clearly one of the best song writers out there, Karlsson has the Midas touch and he has taken full advantage of the enormous vocal potential at his disposal with Jorn and Russell. The powerhouse duo, of course, rose to the challenge, to turn in another amazing pair of performances. So when you add Ward's mixing expertise, it was just the icing on the cake. --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. The Revenge
  2. Obsessed
  3. Victory
  4. Master of Sorrow
  5. Will You Follow
  6. Just a Dream
  7. Her Spell
  8. Gone Too Far
  9. Wake Up Call
  10. Under the Waves
  11. Who Can You Trust
  12. When Time Doesn't Heal

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Russell Allen
Jorn Lande
GUITAR: Magnus Karlsson
BASS: Magnus Karlsson
DRUMS: Jaime Salazar
KEYBOARDS: Magnus Karlsson

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Frontiers Records
PRODUCED BY: Magnus Karlsson
Dennis Ward
RELEASE YEAR: 2007
“I've walked for miles in a dead man's shoes. You can walk, you can run, but you can't hide from the blues...”