Force of Life

1. The Hero Inside
2. Darkness in my eyes
3. Higher Ground
4. I Wonder Why
5. The Hurt
6. Force of Life
7. California Dreaming
8. Rock your Heart Out
9. Feeling Scared
10. In this Moment

Daniel Nielsen - Drums:
Martin Poulsen - Bass
Lars LeFevre - Guitars
Niels Alex - Guitars
Jannick Brochdorff - Vocals

Monsters (2014)
Heaven Will Burn (2016)


Produced and mixed by Soren Andersen
Artwork by Jobert Mello/Sledge Hammer

Released 2019-03-01
Reviewed 2019-05-08

mighty music

The Danes makes another statement, the third one called Force of Life. This new statement is an album with a pretty dull artwork and they also have a new producer in Soren Andersen who is well known for his collaborations with strong artists. According to the band this has let to an evolved sound for the band who still draw their biggest inspirations from the classic heavy metal music. They debuted in 2014 and have managed to go on tour with famous band Diamond Head and many other things, so they have achieved a fair deal already these guys but what about the new album?

It is an album of heavy metal, good sound, good energy, distinct and strong choruses, and with good vocals. The three-chord stuff and the other heavy metal buttons are also pushed and the Danes can be described as good craftsmen of the heavy metal genre and that will probably be enough to convince some of their greatness. The album shows the usual variation for the genre and one would exaggerate to claim that they offer much in terms of variation. They are sensible enough to keep it short enough, which is a good consequence of the renaissance of the vinyl record as that limits the amount of time you can have for an album if you want to fit it on one LP.

A solid heavy metal album, and to me it is a good one with some excellent choruses and a really good cover of California Dreaming – perhaps a bit of a shame that it, and not one of their own songs, is the best track of the album. Perhaps that is a bit telling as well, the band’s own tracks often have excellent choruses but not always the best of flow through the songs which makes the whole suffer slightly. But of course they press the correct buttons for the heavy metal format and those enjoying heavy metal will most likely find this album very appealing and I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes down well with the average metal fan as well.

Force of Life is a positive offering with good songs, perhaps a bit too generic to really stand out and shout their statement to the whole world but good enough for many to hear. And if you are a fan of the heavy metal you should really have a look at what this Danish quintet has put together with Force of Life. Good stuff.





Label: Mighty Music/Target
Three similar bands: Disturbed/Metallica/Pretty Maids
Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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