Fireworks

Michael Jessen - 'Bulletproof' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/7c/ab/e8/michael-jessen-bulletproof-39-1568967812.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     September 19, 2019    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
4341   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Genre

There's certainly plenty to enjoy and more than enough quality to entice one to spend their hard-earned cash on the album.

This is the Danish guitarist's second album, his debut effort 'Memories' seeing the light of day back in 2018. In an overcrowded market the most pertinent question is whether this album has that certain something to lift it above the pack? After due reflection the answer is yes, but I'd not place it in the very top echelon of Melodic Rock alongside releases from groups like W.E.T., H.e.a.t, Eclipse et al. However, there's certainly plenty to enjoy and more than enough quality to entice one to spend their hard-earned cash on the album. I can certainly imagine the band would have been a popular inclusion at our Firefest shows back in the day.

It certainly doesn't hurt that Jessen is a fine guitarist, and he also has a top-notch vocalist in Göran Edman in his corner alongside a set of ten strong self-penned Melodic Rock songs.

'Standing My Ground' opens the album with a terrific riff that promises much and fortunately the ensuing track matches that initial feeling with its catchy chorus; the drop in tempo for a specific section is a neat twist. 'Coming Home Tonight' is Scandi-Rock to a tee and it will have fans of the genre grinning from ear to ear. The guitar solo is extremely tasty as is the more restrained one on the following number 'Too Young To Die'.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


'Beautiful Life' is a fine duet with Lydia Salnikova which puts me in mind of Kamelot in places, while 'Church Of Rock' is another good example of the genre without sounding as generic as its title might suggest. I'm not sure about the spoken intro to 'Like A Game', but it soon picks up despite seemingly finding every rhyme possible for the word game.

'This Generation' has a nice riff, but the bridge and chorus don't quite hit home like earlier songs. 'Lost Inside A Dream' also riffs out and it's clear that Jessen has a knack of finding these riffs and yet again his soloing is about feel and tunefulness rather than notes per second. 'Your Picture' is another catchy offering and closing track 'September 8' takes the pace down into power ballad territory, and it's a great conclusion to the release.

I find that a lot of modern Melodic Rock albums fade quickly from my consciousness or fail to spark any enthusiasm, but I'm pleased to say this isn't one of them.

Gary Marshall

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  December 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
    1  2  3  4  5
  6  7  8  9101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 3 days, 10 hours ago
  • Berny : You can pre - order FIREWORKS MAGAZINE #97 now!
  • Deeppurple#1 : Hi,I downloaded my free copy of issue #87 but I can't seem to open the file. Any advice?
  • Berny : RIP Alan Lancaster! :(
  • Berny : @Barneypippa: I forwarded your mail to the Fireworks team. You should receive a reply asap.
  • Barneypippa : My magazine (#96) hasnt arrived yet - should have been here last week
  • Rocktopia Te : @bakerstreetish: Pls. check your email for download instructions.
  • bakerstreeti : Hi, I just bought digital download #96. How will I be able to receive/access it? First time on this site. Thanks!
  • zom414 : Have they been posted out yet? Not received mine yet but may have the release date wrong!
  • Johns Band : Received glossy Fireworks 96 and one of best ever. I am still looking at pictures and "Revisit The Gods AOR Festive" should be great. Probably get download from issue 101 to save on space & it is read to me from audio voice. Already got Robben Ford Instrumental album "Pure" great stuff & Freddy King singing & guitar I love, so Bernie Marsden new album I will have on Amazon Prime. If you are into 70's Rock then new Help Yourself 6 CD Boxset + info will be good for you plus expert to pay no more
  • Berny : Fireworks #96 is out now! :)
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Pls. check your email!
  • Paul wiv : I have paid for issue 92 but it hasn't downloaded yet.
  • Berny : @Adamson: Bitte kontaktiere mich direkt, meine Mailadresse lautet «email»
  • Adamson : kann man hier auch auf Deutsch schreiben? denn ich hätte eine Frage?
  • KI2000 : Wow, issue #95 has to be the BEST one so far. Congratulations guys!!
  • Hysteria : GREAT MAGAZINE! Keep on rockin' guys!!!
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #95 is out now!
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site