ALBUM WALK THE EARTH
OUT 2017 (Oct 20th)
LABEL SILVER LINING MUSIC
OUR RATING 85/100
Europe are back! Two years after WAR OF KINGS, the Hard Rock masters from Sweden are ready with a new platter called WALK THE EARTH.
WALK THE EARTH is the brother of BAG OF BONES and WAR OF KINGS..then you can love it if you are a fan of this new deal of the band.
Let's start to end: an amazing work, in our opinion, if you love keyboard (and Hammond) oriented Hard Rock in the way of band as URIAH HEEP and DEEP PURPLE, if you love intricate structures with drops of catchy sounds, as well as EUROPE are able to do.
The title track is the perfect single with the kb in pole position without reducing the role of JOHN NORUM.
In the same way THE SIEGE, marked by "oriental" KB and KINGDOM UNITED, lightly darker, with JOEY TEMPEST that reminds us PHIL LYNOTT with choirs and KB in HEEP'S mood.
PICTURES is more melodic with kb and piano in full prominence; full of pathos the highly inspired guitar's solo.
ELECTION DAY starts with more impulse; certainly one of the more intense song of the platter.
WOLVES is the first song co-written with JOHN NORUM (only three tunes in this work) and is perfect to creates the right waiting atmosphere before GTO, one of the more effective song of the work.
HAZE comes back to darker seas, with amazing works of drums and bass.
WHENEVER YOU'RE READY goes on on the same page before the ace TURN TO DUST, over 6 min duration of pure art (with an amusing ghost track ).
We repeat what said a short while ago..an amazing album if you love keyboard oriented Hard Rock inspired by seventies, less if you're a fan of the eighties.
By the way a band like the old wine..gettin'better growin'older!.