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Vanilla Ninja - Love is war

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Reviewer :
Kaj Roth Format: Album
Year: 2006
Label: EMI Records
Genre: Modern Rock
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Review

This all female based teenpop/rock band are climbing the charts in Germany,Austria,Switzerland and their own homecountry Estland - they competed for Switzerland in the Eurovision song contest in 2005 with the song "Cool vibes".
Considering they?re young (age 19-22),this is in fact their 3rd album.

The new single "Danger zone" goes in the same vein as the 80?s AOR Tane Cain did on her 83 album (she even had a song by the same name),the opening track "Kingdom burning down" is more of a poppy modern rock tune like having Vixen playing the eurovision song contest.
A ballad like "The band that never existed" sounds like something Heart could?ve recorded back in the late 80?s,"Rockstarz" touches the ground of teenpop queens Kelly Clarkson and Ashlee Simpson.
"Shadows of the moon" is one of the most poppy tunes on the record with a super predictable chorus,the heavier "Black symphony" mixes the worlds of Lindsay Lohan and Evanescence.
Ballad no:2 "Pray" is more modern than the first Heart sounding tune,nothing to get excited about but still an ok power rockballad.

Then 2 more average songs in "Battlefield" and the soft "Spirit of the dawn" follows before the Avril Lavigne rocker "Insane in vain" wakes me up,you can tell these girls are fans of The Rasmus and Pink while listening to "Bad girls" which truly good be a collaboration between those 2 influences.
The orchestral ballad "Silence" ends the album and this is one of the best songs on the album,it could very well be the next James Bond theme.
Good stuff!

Tracklisting 1. Kingdom Burning Down
2. Dangerzone. (Long Version)
3. The Band That Never Existed
4. Rockstarz (Album Version)
5. Shadows On The Moon
6. Black Symphony
7. Pray
8. Battlefield
9. Spirit Of The Dawn
10. Insane In Vain
11. Bad Girls
12. Silence


Comments 

Melodic Net Comments 

Georg
I like Spirit of the Dawn and Silence very much...
2007-04-10 23:03:51

kenji
awesome album
2007-04-10 15:00:35

Skander
Awesome album, has a much more mature sound than the previous albums. It is the fourth album by the way ;-)
2007-03-18 19:37:09

kieran Miller
wow girls your sound is getting better rock on

James Miller
Fab rock ballads album in the vain of the fab group heart well done ladies keep up the good work

James Miller
i thought this album was a more grown up approach by the young vixens and i now that there is only three there sound seems a little rockier than th other two albums. well done girls cant wait for the fourth

PressStud
Top Band and top album, and so is Traces Of Sadness and Blue Tattoo.

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