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Jorn Lande & Trond Holter present Dracula - Swing of Death Award winner

Jorn Lande & Trond Holter present Dracula
Swing of Death
by Katarzyna Zakolska at 30 December 2014, 11:15 PM

JORN LANDE & TROND HOLTER PRESENT DRACULA is a project consisting of Norwegian Rock Stars - singer Jørn Lande and guitarist Trond Holter (aka Teeny of WIG WAM) and they created a new Rock Opera concept album about the life of Count Vlad the III, Prince of Wallachia, widely known as Vlad, The Impaler or by his patronymic name Vlad Dracul(a). Album “Swing of Death” will be released on January 23rd 2015 in Europe and January 27th in North America.

“Walking on Water” is a powerful track with nice and strong performances, heavier melodic guitars, atmospheric keys, clear drums, and lovely guitar work! I love so much the instrumental track “True Love Through Blood” with lower & massive guitars. Amazing guitar work in style of Michael Schenker. I love these amazing melodic sounds! Wonderful instrumentalist – perfectly clear rhythmic section and terrific guitar solos! Gentle opener with Jorn’s vocal in “Queen of the Dead” building a nice climate of higher registers style with heavier riffs. Memorable chorus and perfect guitars sounds very catchy! Amazing guitar work is a pure thrill; excellent connection from slower to faster sounds. Title track “Swing of Death” has melodic refrain with choir singing and swing elements and even folkish echoes!

I also love “River of Tears” with lower and melodic riffs! Fantastic melodic choir chorus singing in duet by Jørn and Lena Fløitmoen Børresen. This track is so lovely and memorable in JORN climate. Another time we can listen perfect guitar solo inside this song. Next song where it is possible to listen to this fantastic duet singing is “Under the Gun” with massive guitars in DIO style, amazing keys and incredible atmosphere. Lena is singing together with Jørn also in the melodic “Into the Dark” with heavier guitars in ALICE COOPER style and fine keyboards and in “Save Me” where great stronger riffs connecting with a strong and melodic female voice; together with Jørn it sounds awesome! I love these catchy choruses! Calmer piano with stronger vocals of Jørn sounds totally amazing in “Masquerade Ball” and then this track is building into massive crescendo with big doses of melody.

JORN LANDE & TROND HOLTER PRESENT DRACULA is a perfect project of 2 amazing Rock stars -  singer Jørn Lande and guitarist Trond Holter. They recorded album on a high-class level where every fan will find something for the soul and ears -  Hard Rock, Heavy Metal with big doses of melody. For me every track is a masterpiece and many catchy melodies, power and experience of musicians give listeners a perfectly mix. This album is exceptional and highly recommended to very Rock lover and Metalhead!

5 Star Rating

1. Hands of Your God
2. Walking on Water
3. Swing of Death
4. Masquerade Ball
5. Save Me
6. River of Tears
7. Queen of the Dead
8. Into the Dark
9. True Love Through Blood
10. Under the Gun
Jørn Lande – Lead Vocals
Trond Holter – Guitar
Bernt Jansen – Bass
Per Morten Bergseth – Drums
Lena Fløitmoen Børresen – Vocals on “Under the Gun", "Into the Dark", "Save Me" and "River of Tears”
Record Label: Frontiers Records


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