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Emotion
Emotion
Retroactive Records
2007
Melodic Progressive Rock
Joe Manno
www.retroactiverecords.net
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4.0 stars

Retroactive Records is attempting to introduce a combination of two previously released CDís from the Sweden based band EMOTION. EMOTION made its mark in the late 80ís and throughout the 90ís as a proclaimed metal band. They toured with renowned metal band HELLOWEEN in 1988, continuing thereafter with an aggressive touring schedule of their own. I would disagree with the categorization of the band. I would not label them metal, but progressive melodic rock. The music has no blazing guitar solos, but well organized catchy tunes. I am not going to critique each track but I will give you an understanding of what you should definitely give a good listen.

First letís start out with saying I totally love having a Hammond B3 sounding keyboard player in the mix! It just rounds out the sound. This band has a very unique style starting with vocalist/guitarist, Mikael Lagermo he has one fantastic voice. He is complemented by a very solid band that can deliver. The backing vocals by the rest of the band should not be ignored either. The ballad ďCanít Hold Back My TearsĒ is an amazing song. Listen and you will agree this band has talent!

The CD continues on with driving rhythms and strong vocals, again that organ! As I stated earlier, there is no shredding on the album just good tunes. The promo sheet says the band is on hold for now and Lagermo and company are writing songs. So maybe we will see a reemergence of EMOTION, which would be a delight! Take a listen and you will agree that EMOTION is a band that needs to be out there now!

Rock On!


Band Lineup:
  • Mikael Lagermo - Vocals/Guitar
  • Ingemar Martensson - Bass and Backing Vocals
  • Mats Ohlsson - Drums
  • Jan Samefors - Keys/Backing Vocals
  • Addition musicians:
  • Backing Vocals - Thomas Wallen, Pete Sandberg, Jonas Sandqvist
  • Pelle Petterson - Drums on tracks 13-17
  • H. Cedeqvist - Bass

 

Track Listing:
  1. Welcome To My House
  2. Taste of Grapes
  3. The Burning Spear
  4. Rendez-vous
  5. Right To Be Wrong
  6. Fakiní My Face
  7. Canít Hold Back My Tears
  8. When I Fall
  9. How Far Can We Go
  10. Cloak Of Love
  11. Love Is Over Me
  12. Tip To Toe
  13. Wholeness And Holiness
  14. Way Over Jordan

 

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