Anmeldt av Jens Nepper
(Frontiers Records, 2021)

Karakter: 4.5/6

SAVE THE WORLD album cover.jpgFrontiers recently re-issued Save the World's 2017 album simply titled "One" and what we have here is melodic hard rock with prominent traces of AOR to it, which means that we are served big choruses and strong melodies as well as lots of glorious harmonies and wicked hooks. This is quite varied stuff and somewhat difficult to categorize or compare to other bands and acts out there, which primarily has to do with the trio drawing on so many different influences and genres. Judging from the song material displayed here, one gets the impression that Save the World are inspired by everything from The Beatles to Asia and further on to modern alternative rock and perhaps even early grunge. That may sound schizophrenic to some, but really, it is not, and these talented dudes make it work and the compositions have a good, organic flow to them.

What appeals to me about "One" is that it sounds neither dated nor old hat, but it still manages to pay homage to some of the pop/rock/prog pioneers and legends of the 60, 70s, and 80s in a convincing manner. In that sense, it is partly inspired by the past while simultaneously looking to the future. Every instrument is allowed to breathe, and the twelve-track offering is a fresh and spirited take on the hard rock genre and there are many interesting things to discover here. You want some melodic hard rock with a twist? Look no further than this memorable opus by Dan Tracey (Alan Parsons Project) and his skilled cohorts, Robert Wright and Jon Wysocki.


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27.07.2021: INTERLOPER - Search Party
26.07.2021: MORIBUND OBLIVION - Endles
24.07.2021: BARNEY HOSKYNS - God is in the Radio: Unbridled Enthusiasms 1980-2020
23.07.2021: AIRBAG - Identity (2021 Remaster)
22.07.2021: BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER - Brother Against Brother
21.07.2021: GO AHEAD AND DIE - Go Ahead And Die
20.07.2021: CHALICE OF SIN - Chalice of Sin
19.07.2021: KENT HILLI - The Rumble
17.07.2021: NIGHTFALL - At Night We Prey
16.07.2021: ARABS IN ASPIC - Progeria (Re-master/Re-issue)
15.07.2021: ROBERT SELLERS - The Remarkable Tale of Radio 1
14.07.2021: CROWNE - Kings in the North
13.07.2021: ECLIPSUS - Yürei
12.07.2021: ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS - Apogrypha
10.07.2021: NERVOUS DECAY - Nervous Decay
09.07.2021: NIHÏLANTH - Graceless Planet
08.07.2021: FLOTSAM AND JETSAM - Blood In The Water
06.07.2021: AT THE GATES - The Nightmare Of Being
06.07.2021: MAYHEM - Atavistic black disorder/Kommando