Released: 2001, Frontier Records
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
The first time I heard Royal Hunt was earlier this year when they opened for Pretty Maids at Pumpehuset in Denmark. I had never heard them before and it’s hard to have an opinion about something you haven’t heard, but I think the band was very clever technically and they had a really strong singer. Andre on keyboard is also impressive.
Royal Hunt comes from Denmark. Royal Hunt and Pretty Maids play similar music, but Royal Hunt plays a little bit more melodic hard rock with more keyboards. This album was recorded at North Point studios in Denmark and is produced by Andre Andersen. The production is very good.
Royal Hunt are:
Andre Andersen- keyboards
Steen Mogensen- bass
John West- lead vocal
Jacob Kjaer- guitar
If you are a fan of melodic hard rock you’re going to like this album, I’m sure. The singer, John West, has a great voice and Jacob on guitar impresses a lot. The album is a theme record about the future and it contains 13 tracks. John sings 7 of the songs. There is no pause between the songs; instead there are intros between them. There is not a bad track on the album. Andre has written most of the lyrics/music.
I found the record OK, but now that I have heard them both recorded and live I must say they have their greatest strength live.
More info about the band: http://www.royalhunt.com