Change Of Track
October 21st 2005
LMC153 EAN: 6419922001530
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Change Of Track is the third release by Swedish melodic metal
band Locomotive Breath and their debut on Lion Music.
As the title suggests events have happened within the band. Their
debut ‘Train Of Events’ was released in 1997 and saw a mix of melodic
hard rock and progressive metal, whilst the follow up ‘Heavy Machinery’
showed a new side of the band being the debut of vocalist Mattias Osbäck
and showcasing a heavier more riff orientated approach.
On the new album Change Of Track singer Mattias and founder/guitarist
Janne Stark have collaborated more in the song writing process, which
definitely shows on the material. As original bass player Ulf decided to
leave during the writing process this role is now handled by Talisman
and ex Yngwie Malmsteen -bassist Marcel Jacob on the album. The songs
are still heavy and guitar driven, but with a stronger melodic feel and
choruses that stick like epoxy. Just listen to tracks like “Shadow”,
“High On Illusion” or “I’ll Be Fighting”. The album also features two
ballads (or at least semi-ballads), which compensates for the total lack
of such on the previous release, and an instrumental guitar orgy
entitled ‘Gargleblaster’ (dedicated to the author Douglas Adams) which
features the guests Hank Shermann (Force Of Evil, Mercyful Fate),
Mattias "IA" Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Tommy Denander (Radioactive) and
Lars Eric Mattson (Mattson).
“Change Of Track” contains catchy melodies as well as biting guitar work
and heavy riffing and proves the Scandie Metal Scene is still thriving.
H.M.M | Shadow | What I’ve Become | Leaving My Heart With You |
Speed Driven | Feel My Rage | Firestarter| High On Illusion | Phyxious |
Kingdom Of Tragedy | Chains Around Heaven | I’ll Be Fighting |Gargleblaster
Mattias Osbäck: Vocals, Janne Stark: Guitars, Ted Wernersson: Drums,
Marcel Jacob: Bass
Hank Shermann (FORCE OF EVIL, MERCYFUL FATE, FATE etc), Mattias Ia
Eklundh (FREAK KITCHEN), Tommy Denander (RADIOACTIVE), Lars Eric
Mattsson (MATTSSON), Per Karlsson (UNCHAINED), David Blomé (UNCHAINED)
and Boner (THE BONES).