ART NATION – Revolution
Another Swedish melodic hard rock sensation at the cusp of a "Revolution", here is the sextet Art Nation. Their debut album contains 12 tracks of addictive hooks on both musical/vocal fronts, something you would expect out of H.E.A.T., Eclipse, and Work of Art. Alexander Strandell’s exemplary voice puts "3000 Beats" on the map, and his one take on the piano ballad "Look to the Sky" is what legends are made of.
Journey, Bad English, and late 80’s/ early 90’s Bad Company would be very proud to hear their template move forward to a younger audience – the fast paced "I Want Out" and semi-morose "Wage War Against the World" two of my current favorites. Just when you think another band can’t turn the melodic hard rock/ AOR world on its ears, an act like Art Nation comes out to prove us wrong.