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Released: 2002, Regain Records
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
Silver Seraph is a new band from Malmö, Sweden. The two guys who started the band are the genius keyboardist Richard Andersson (Majestic) and lead vocalist Pete Sandberg (Alien, Jade, Midnight Sun). Those two recruited drummer Peter Wildoer (Majestic), guitarist Jorgen Birch (Jade, ex-Bai Bang) and bassist Jens Lundahl (Black Totem).
This record was recorded last year in PAMA-Studio here in Sweden. The production is brilliant. This is classic melodic hard rock with a tiny bit of neo-classical influences that shine through here and there. There are ten songs on the CD. "Aftermath" comes as number one and presents an example of good and fast hard rock. Then comes "7th Days of Babylon," where Richard gives us an impressive intro on keyboard and then comes Jorgen on guitar, which you can hear through the song. The style is calmer with neo-classical influences. "Cry from Hell" has very good back-up vocals and Jorgen's guitar solo is excellent. "Desperate Heart" shows a slow beginning with only Richard and Pete. Pete sings divinely, a beautiful ballad with drums and guitar and bass in the back. Jorgen's solo is again brilliant. "Shadowland" is a composition with only music, no vocals. Richard shows his mastership on keyboard. "Shadow" is like music from a horror movie. "Nosferatu" - You can wonder over the name but the song is beautiful and the back-up vocals are beautiful. From "In the Dark" Richard makes the intro together with Peter. This is really neo-classical style with many rhythm changes throughout the song. Even Peter gets to show his skill.
Silver Seraph is a band we must keep in mind. I think they can make a great career if they only get the right people behind them to promote the band properly. Everyone in the band is really skillful and I like the record very much. If you like melodic hard rock this record is a must have. With the right push, this band can go really far.
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