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Treat - Ghost of Graceland

5.00
Reviewer :
Juha Harjula Format: Album
Release date: 2016-04-15 Year: 2016
Label: Frontiers Records
Genre: AOR
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Swedish rockers Treat are yet again back with a brand new studio album. It´s almost like Def Leppard back in the 80s when they took many years between their albums. It´s 6 years since the last Treat album Coup De Grace album was released. It was a monster brilliant album and I thought it would be hard for Treat to follow up that one. But, what can I say about their new album? This is nothing but pure melodic brilliance. Yes, they have come up with another masterpiece and this is filled with classic Treat trademarks with a slightly darker touch but still filled with classy melodies. The production is nothing but perfect and sounds nothing but huge, awesome work. I don´t know where to start because there´s not a single weak track on it. On the stunning piano ballad Together Alone guitarist Anders Wikstrom makes his debut as lead singer. He sounds much better than I would have thought. The song could be the next single with great strings and radio written over it. Otherwise the mixture on the album is just perfect with straight ahead anthem rockers mixed with couple of mid-tempo songs and of course ballads. Ghost Of Graceland opens up the album with heavy melodic riffs and right away your hooked. This is a brilliant rocker with big hooklines and top-notch chorus. The guitars shines out on Don´t Miss The Misery, they are heavy but so damn melodic and the chorus is brilliant. Do Your Own Stunts is close to perfection. This mid-tempo AOR song is awesome and the chorus is pure magic with lovely pianosound and strings. It gave me goosebumps. Inferno brings back the cruncy riffs and this songs rocks and reminds of H.E.A.T. Alien Earthlings is another favourite on the album. This is a huge straight ahead rocker in the best Treat style with layers of melodies and the chorus is nothing but a winner. It´s hard not to sing-a-long to this one, catchy is the word. Everything To Everyone shows that Treat has alot to offer to the musicworld and this one rounds off the album in a perfect way. A typical Treat song with stunning harmonies and lovely melodies. The chorus is catchy and damn good. This album has it all, if you loved Coup De Grace then this will please you if not even more. Well, if your want a album filled with superb arrrangements, strong melodies, catchy hooklines and well produced then Ghost Of Graceland is a album for you. Treat are back on the melodic throne.

Tracklisting 1. Ghost of Graceland
2. I Don't Miss the Misery
3. Better the Devil You Know
4. Do Your Own Stunts
5. Endangered
6. Inferno
7. Alien Earthlings
8. Nonstop Madness
9. Too Late to Die Young
10. House on Fire
11. Together Alone
12. Everything to Everyone


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