Originally released in 1998, ‘Obsession’
was at the time the fourth solo album from
Lars Eric Mattsson seven years after his
previous album “Electric Voodoo”, and just
like on Lars’ previous 1995’s ASTRAL GROOVE
band project he was joined by singer Bjorn
Lodin (Baltimoore / Hard) with whom the pair
would go on to record numerous albums
together over the subsequent years.
Stylistically “Obsession” can be described
as the classic hard rock/metal with some
neo-classical flourishes in the guitar
stylings combined with Lodin’s gritty
Looking back at the album now in 2012,
Lars comments, “After a few years that I
don't consider to be the best part of my
life I finally got that sparkle to try to do
the absolutely best music I can, or rather
music I would personally like to hear. I
think I found myself in a very creative mood
and I was able to come up with 12 really
good songs that fused a lot of influences
from the 70-ies and 80-ies but specially
from the 70-ies. I think Obsession is my
first good album since this was the first
time I allowed myself to take the time I
needed to complete everything. Still today I
think most of these songs are really good”.
Whilst the Mattsson name has been
synonymous of late with more progressive
metal orientated releases such as “Mattsson
- Tango” (LMC282) or the upcoming release
“Book Of Reflections – III Relentless
Fighter” (LMC323), “Obsession” will give new
fans of this guitarist highly distinctive
style a solid taste of his earlier years
musical stylings in this remastered limited
edition digipack re-release.
• Limited Edition remastered digi-pack release of a
previously out of print release.
• Will to appeal to fans of Rainbow, Deep Purple,
early Europe and Yngwie Malmsteen etc. • Reviews in
all leading rock/metal press.
• Lars Eric Mattsson is available for interview.
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