ARTIST:

ANETTE OLZON

(SWEDEN)
TITLE:

STRONG

(2021)
LABEL:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

GENRE:

MELODIC METAL

TAGS:
Female vocals, Growl, Symphonic
"Anette Olzon's "Strong" remains a pleasant album of symphonic metal tinged with speed, which would have deserved more personality and density."
CALGEPO (30.09.2021)  
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Anette Olzon, whose main feat was to replace Tarja in Nightwish and was fired from the Finnish band after two albums, needs no introduction. But her story is not limited to that. She had a past with her band Alyson Avenue, a pop rock project, but she lives her present as a solo singer. After an album, "Shine" in 2014, and a fruitful collaboration with Russell Allen, the Swede releases in this year the well named "Strong".

Strength was needed, especially for the musicians in recent months and therefore for the singer who is dressed in gothic, reminiscent of Evanescence. She is helped in her approach by Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Place Vendôme...). Composed in a particular context, this new album appears much darker than "Shine" was, with aggressive tracks such as 'Bye Bye Bye', 'Sick Of You' or 'Parasite'. We know that we will not bathe in the light.

The atmospheres are heavy with Anette's voice deeper and less playful than usual. There are also growls that unfortunately turn to caricature because there is no interaction between the two styles of vocals, this type of singing intervenes most often at the end of the track without bringing much ('Bye Bye Bye, 'Sick Of You'). The album is not unpleasant but cruelly lacks density due to compositions that are built according to the same structures : full symphonic keyboards ('I Need To Stay'), repetitive riffs ('Sick Of You')...

"Strong" would have deserved more relief and personality from Anette Olzon whose vocal performance shows a lack of intensity, drowned in a much too classical production. If there are some salutary bursts notably on 'Sad Lullaby' or 'Catcher Of My Dreams', the whole remains too clean or even ordinary.


More informations on https://fr-fr.facebook.com/anetteolzonofficial



SIMILAR BANDS:
EVANESCENCE, AMARANTHE, TARJA


TRACK LISTING:
01. Bye Bye Bye
02. Sick Of You
03. I Need To Stay
04. Strong
05. Parasite
06. Sad Lullaby
07. Fantastic Fanatic
08. Who Can Save Them
09. Catcher Of My Dreams
10. Hear Them Roar
11. Roll The Dice

LINEUP:
Anders Köllerfors: Batterie
Anette Olzon: Chant
Johan Husgafvel : Basse / Growls
Magnus Karlsson: Guitares
   
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KINGEDDIE
19/09/2021
 
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Qu'est ce qui se passe chez l'ami Magnus ? On veut bien passer l'éponge sur l'improbable opéra-metal mais là, il faut se reprendre ! Où est passé le talent et la fougue du père de Free Fall ? Engloutis dans la production et les arrangements au profit de la voix d'Anette... soit dit en passant, elle chante tous ses morceaux de la même manière ,sans brillance !
Je lance un appel : reviens Magnus, et surtout reviens à la raison... cette fille n'est pas pour toi...
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