Mattson, Lars Eric - Eternity

Year of Release: 2001
Label: Lion Music
Catalog Number: LMC 2106 2
Format: CD
Total Time: 58:00:00

Lars Eric Mattsson originally released Eternity in 1988. Since then things have changed for Mattsson. When this album was first recorded Mattsson and his band were green when it came to the recording processes. The sound had a lot to be desired and Lars knew it. Now a new remastered version is available, including the tracks that were intended for the first release (they are listed as bonus tracks).

What I heard on this CD was an even distribution of prog-rock, metal, and rock with vocals. The vocalist Bjorn Lodin sounds very much like Rod Stewart, and for some reason the music reminded me of one of the incarnations of Rainbow in the eighties. The three tracks that got my attention were the instrumentals (no surprise there) "Mujahedin Warrior," "Eternity," and "Midsummer Nights Dream" (which has finally seen the light of day).

The more releases that I hear from Mattsson's catalog the more I can appreciate how he has developed as an accomplished guitar virtuoso performer. It's apparent to me that he has always had a firm grip on his direction as a musician. Those of you that have been aware of his music since he started out will really appreciate this CD. Those of you that have yet to discover this great guitar player are in for a grand listen.

Break Your Chains (5:18) / Let It Rock (4:11) / Where Do We Go? (5:24) / Mujahedin Warrior (7:10) / Can't Go On Without Your Love (4:16) / Devil In Your Mirror (3:46) / Eternity (3:44) / Love Is The Answer (4:46) / Tales Untold (5:34) / Bonus Tracks: Waiting For The Night (4:52) / Midsummer Nights Dream (4:50 / Children Of The Sun (4:02)

Lars Eric Mattsson - guitars
Bjorn Lodin - vocals
Eddie Sledgehammer - drums

No Surrender
Electric Woodoo
Eternity (1988/2001)
Vision - Vision
Astral Groove - Astral Groove
Vision - Till The End Of Time
Mattsson - Another Dimension
Mattsson - Power Games

Genre: Various

Origin FI

Added: October 26th 2001
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck

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