Back on Track

Label: AOR Heaven
Three similar bands: Bad Habit/Constancia/Eclipse

Rating: HHHHHHH (3/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm
1. Back On Track
2. Rising
3. Circle Of Trust
4. 90-60-90
5. Sign Of Victory
6. Judgement Day
7. Eye Of The Storm
8. Narrow Mind Land
9. Lovely Eyes
10. Burn In Hell
11. Doctor Lööv
12. Mother Earth
13. Get Down To Biz
14. Tear Down The Walls
15. Candyman

Hans Dalzon -Lead Vocals
CT Rohdell -Guitar
Marcus Berglund - Keyboards
B.J Laneby - Bass Guitar
Henrik Andersson - Lead Guitar
Magnus Rohdell - Drums

N° 1 (1991)
We, Ourselves & Us (1994)
Electric (1997)
Get Millionized! (2000)
Detonator (2001)
2004 (EP 2004)
Kingsize (2004)
M.ill.ion 1991-2006 the Best, So Far (2006)
Thrill of the Chase (2008)
Sane and Insanity (2011)


Mixed by Simon Hanhart
Mastered by Tim Debney of Fluid Mastering, UK

Released 2021-09-10
Reviewed 2021-09-11


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Swedish band Million claims that they are back on track with this new effort, a new album with three new songs and then some old stuff revitalised. In the press release I read the following: “This is not a reunion of tired middle-aged men for nostalgic reasons. This is for real and a serious attempt at creating great new rock music, to kick some classic ass on stage again and to have lots of fun doing it all!” Lots of fun is important of course, but I must wonder why a band that wants to create great new rock music doesn’t write more than three new songs for a new comeback album.

In terms of style I don’t think there is much new from the band, they do what they did before their fairly long hiatus. There are fifteen tracks and close to one hour of music, a bit long I would claim. The variation isn’t the greatest either, and there are no surprises through the tracks – the claim to be back on track and perhaps they are on the same track as before just delayed by a decade. The production is otherwise decent, vocals are okay, nothing really stands out about this album – not really one in a million if I say so.

It is not a very exciting album, I think it is more like the tired old men they claim not to be. I don’t think there is much life in this album, it doesn’t boast great songs or exciting hooks, just a regular melodic hard rock album. There are no surprises on this album, we have heard it all before, many times. The opening title song is pretty good, and the album is fine overall – but it is hard not to think that it is tired, and a little bit unimpressive. Doesn’t it sound like something from a group of old men trying to revive old times? I think it does.

Perhaps it is for the fans of the band, those already into the works of Million, perhaps for fans of the genre. I do however, doubt that it is an album that will go down too well with any audience, not because it is bad but because it doesn’t really offer anything particularly exciting. Fine to listen to but doesn’t make much of a lasting impression.