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Jaded Heart

Perfect Insanity

This one was a bit of a shock. I loved their previous cd. I commended it for it's dedication to a pure hard rock sound. When I heard that Jaded Heart were going heavier on this one, I was excited. I love when melodic bands go for a heavier edge. Because I love heavy music and I've always felt it's easier for a melodic band to make their sound heavier than to teach a heavier band to write catchy songs, so I'm all for good bands going heavier. Unfortunately, it didn't quite work here as well as I had hoped. Instead of just making their sound heavier, they changed their style. I know that might sound like a subtle distincction but it changed how they treated the vocal melodies. They opted for what is a very structured, euro-metal, or in some cases, almost neo-classical direction. There are some more commercial moments (like Yngwie's album with Joe Lynn Turner) but the music is just ... stiffer. And instead of doing more melodic vocals with that music, the melodies got stiffer too. To be fair, they did a really good job in this new style. The band is clearly more technically proficient than I gave them credit for, and the cd sounds great, but I think I just preferred the other style. I don't think the songs are as good, but it might just be that they aren't what I was expecting. Time will tell if I can warm up to the new Jaded Heart, but if you like bands more like Iron Savior or Primal Fear, this might be the cd for you. --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. Intro
  2. Love is a Killer
  3. Fly Away
  4. Blood Stained Lies
  5. Tonight
  6. Freedom Call
  7. One Life One Death
  8. Rising
  9. Hell Just Arrived
  10. Psycho Kiss
  11. Come to the Feast
  12. Exterminated

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Johan Fahlberg
GUITAR: Peter Ostros
BASS: Michael Muller
DRUMS: Axel Kruse
KEYBOARDS: Henning Wanner

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Frontiers Records
PRODUCED BY: Chris Lausmann
Michael Voss
Dennis Ward
RELEASE YEAR: 2009
“You move like fire, you dance like flame, resurrecting my senses again. Never thought it would end like this, the same as the start of it all... ”