ARTIST:

AUTUMN'S CHILD

(SWEDEN)
TITLE:

ANGEL'S GATE

(2021)
LABEL:

AOR HEAVEN

GENRE:

A.O.R.

TAGS:
Easy-Listening
""Angel's Gate" is a soothing cruise populated with moderate but catchy riffs, crystalline solos and seductive melodies."
LYNOTT (03.02.2021)  
3/5
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Mickael Erlandsson is a man who hates to stay unoccupied. Indeed, the Swedish quinquagenarian has been piling up an impressive number of albums like a compulsive collector since his early days. Since 1994 this singer-guitarist, author of five solo opus, appears on fifteen records (in fifteen years!) of Last Autumn's Dream. He has just released the second production of Autumn's Child, his second baby under this banner, one year after the first eponymous album whose resemblance to the work of Last Autumn's Dream was undeniable. 

"Angel's Gate" follows in the footsteps of its elder. This is hardly surprising since Erlandsson not only has a voice that is recognizable among a thousand, but also a paw that leaves an equally particular imprint. However, the start of this opus could almost be deceptive. Indeed, while the crew remained stable, the first two tracks proposed are much heavier than what Mickael usually proposes. 'Where Angels Cry' is in this case as 'Aquarius Sky' which starts muted with a violin sound before getting nervous with an enormous riff and then become melodic making of this track one of the best of the album.

The following is more in the vein of what we expected, sailing on oceans with very 90's sounds with 'Don't Say It's Love', very close to Strangeway's AOR productions, and 'A Tear From The Sky', a ballad straight out of the eponymous LAD album. We also sail alongside this spiritual father with the catchy and very rocky Love 'Is Not An Enemy', cross Supertramp's path with the pop 'The Dream Of America' and have a little pause with Cheap Trick thanks to the cheerful 'A Piece Of Work'.

So there is not much new in this release. Nevertheless it should be recognized that this second opus of Autumn's Child has more impact than its eponymous big brother. Except for the two first tracks, "Angel's Gate" remains a soothing cruise populated with moderate but catchy riffs, crystalline solos and seductive melodies. This leads us to regret that the Swedes do not press the gas pedal more often. If that was the case, H.E.A.T., Treat, and other Eclipse would have a fiercer competition.


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SIMILAR BANDS:
LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM


TRACK LISTING:
01. Where Angels Cry
02. Aquarius Sky
03. Don't Say It's Love
04. A Tear From the Sky
05. Love Is Not An Enemy
06. Dream Of America
07. Straight Between The Eyes
08. Don't Ever Leave Me
09. A Piece Of Work
10. Only Love Can Save The World
11. Your Words

LINEUP:
Claes Andreasson: Basse
Jona Tee : Claviers
Mikael Erlansson: Chant
Pontus Akesson: Guitares
Robban Back: Batterie
   
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KINGEDDIE
06/03/2021
 
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J'ai réussi à l'écouter en entier d'une traite ( belle performance !) sans que ça déclenche une réelle émotion : non pas que ce soit mauvais, en plus le gratteux envoie pas mal, mais rien de transcendant, ya pas ce petit truc qui fait dresser l'oreille.. là, rien, encephalogramme plat ! Donc, un coup pour rien, j'ai envie de dire, et pas de soucis, Eclipse et compagnie peuvent dormir tranquille...
THIBAUTK
03/02/2021
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Le morceau en écoute est hyper efficace: guitares carrées, voix suave et rythme entraînant.
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OTHER REVIEWS
APOGEE: Endurance Of The Obsolete (2020)
PROGRESSIVE ROCK - The careful compositions distilling a progressive rock of the 70s in "Endurance of the Obsolete" are unfortunately marred by a monotonous voice not very pleasant.
INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT: Life Motion (2020)
ROCK - This fifth installment of the Intelligent Music Project's adventures disappoints, not by the quality of its interpretation but by a somewhat dull inspiration.
 
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