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Statement - Force of Life

Force of Life
by JOGANEGAR at 19 February 2019, 11:49 AM

In a few words, FORCE OF LIFE, represents an entire approach to a complete state of mind. Well, as a matter of fact, two different states of expression, one with the adventurous cover song they decided to remake, and another one with the rest of the album.

Over many, many years, multiple bands have tried to pay homage to songs that touched them or inspired them along the way. What better way to do it than with a recorded version of that song on your own record? Even though some cover songs have been absolute disasters, others have been labeled even better than the original thing. It may not be easy for the band to make the ultimate decision to take this direction. But covering "California Dreaming" by The MAMAS AND PAPAS, and turning it into a Hard Rock anthem with a 21st century twist and a Danish approach should make any globaliphobic tremble with fear. It's a living testament of a band unwilling to please anyone but themselves and their musical commitment to create quality Hard, Melodic Rock second, while having fun doing it first.

In my humble opinion the title track "Force Of Life" is the one song that best represents the band's most serious side.  "Darkness in Your Eyes" with highly melodic verses and complex, entwined riffs highlights the more accomplished creations by these energetic rockers. The album bristles with an attitude and stamina that any top performance athlete would envy, as well as a structure with enough tempo variations to please most. STATEMENT have created an album that is both festive and intricate, and provides a ways of navigating through this galactic ride upon this blue planet.  "Force Of Life" has as many tastes and opinions as drops in the sea. Its an album that will do anything but let you down.  Most of all,  it will accompany you for about an  hour, intoxicating you with mirth from these Vikings with a Californian spirit. Kudos, and thanks for the experience!

Songwriting: 8
Originality: 9
Memorability: 8
Production: 8

4 Star Rating

1. The Hero Inside
2. Darkness in my eyes
3. Higher Ground
4. I Wonder Why
5. The Hurt
6. Force of Life
7. California Dreaming
8. Rock your Heart Out
9. Feeling Scared
10. In this Moment
Daniel Nielsen - Drums:
Martin Poulsen - Bass
Lars LeFevre - Guitars
Niels Alex - Guitars
Jannick Brochdorff - Vocals
Record Label: Mighty Music


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Edited 20 May 2019

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