This Swedish AOR quintet released the nice effort "Precense Of Mind" in 2002 and then female singer Anette Blyckert parted ways with the band so the guys had to look for a replacement, however they didn?t find a suitable choice so Anette is now back in the band and everything?s back to normal.
Composer and keyboard player Niclas Olsson is the man behind this band?s sound and direction and looking at their songs on their last album, he must be real sucker for AOR because I come to think of Heart and Witness when I hear Alyson Avenue.
"Omega" is the 2nd album from this competent band and it?s released April 26, this time around they have worked a little harder on the production part because it?s really good and matches most of the brilliant 80?s releases we love so much.
The songs on this new album are very traditional AOR, maybe a little too traditional and I can also sense some more Scandinavian feel over the choruses and that?s a shame coz the songs on "Precense Of Mind" had more of an American style of AOR over them.
The opening track "When Dreams Fall Apart" and "One Life, One Show" are the ones that stand out being a little extra special on OMEGA, the other tracks feel just a little too ordinary and aren?t enough to heat up the AOR blood in my body-ok stuff yes, but not satisfying.