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Everything any self-respecting AOR fan could want.

Firefest 2010, the crowd (myself included) stood and waited for the reformed Alien to hit the stage. When they did, handling the microphone duties was a man who then proceeded to give every person present a master class in exactly how to sing AOR. Everyone in attendance on that day had to pick up their jaws which had fallen firmly to the floor; the man that caused all that was Jim Jidhed.

That FF set became the catalyst for the band to get back into the writing and recording process, one they had long since abandoned and here in my CD player (and soon to be in yours) is one of the best AOR albums I've heard in a very long, long time. I do not say that lightly either because 'Eternity' isn't just a good AOR album; it is in fact a great one. The songs are contagious with addictive hook lines and mesmerizing musicianship that is just sublime and all of this is then topped off with a vocal performance from Jidhed that is to say the least world class.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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Don't just take my word for it fellow AOR junkies, just hit the play button and let 'In Love We Trust', 'Love Will Lead Me Home', 'What Goes Up', 'Liar, Liar', the Journey beating (I kid you not) 'The Summer Of Love' (where Alien shows just what AOR should sound like), the re-worked 'I'm A Fighter' (written in the 1980s by Pam Barlow and Janet Morrison Minto) and any other song that appears on 'Eternity' wash over you with their wonderful melodic soundscapes and tell me I'm wrong.

As I kept listening and playing this album, I came to the conclusion that 'Eternity' is that rarest of beasts. That is an album that doesn't have any fillers on it and it's full of killer songs that screams out to be re-played and enjoyed on a daily (or at the moment hourly) basis. Not one track has been put on this release just so that it can just help make up the numbers. Every note and every performance by Jidhed, Tony Borg, Jimmy Wandroph, Ken Sandin and Toby Tarrach combines to make up an album that is everything any self-respecting AOR fan could want; namely melody, melody, melody. It is worth adding that I have reviewed this from a digital promo, so the finished physical version is going to sound even better.

Ian Johnson

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