Artist : Gathering Of Kings

Album : First Mission

Release Date : 25-01-2019

Added : 02-03-2019

'Gathering Of Kings' is a project of the Swedish 'Ron Dalghreen' to release an 80s influenced rock album with a set of prestigious guests with among others 'Erik Martensson' who gravitates in many groups (see here or here or here), 'Nalle Påhlsson' the bassist of 'Therion' and 'Treat' (see the last album of 'Therion' here) or 'Björn Strid' the singer of 'The Night Flight Orchestra' (see here). With this superteam and compositions of the talented 'Victor Olsson' (Saffire) except 'The Runaway' which is a reprise of the brothers 'Gibb' interpreted in the 80s by the band 'Carola', it is a uninterrupted sequel of melodic hits which alternate rock and hard-rock melodic, AOR and power ballads. To name just a few, I'll mention the catchy 'Love Will Stay Alive' for its catchy chorus, the mid-tempo 'Endless Paradise' melodic, the magnificent power ballad 'Passing Rain' reminiscent of the best of 'Scorpions' 'or a' Long Way From Home 'that takes me back some 30 years back to the golden age of the AOR with, admittedly, a certain nostalgia so much it's well done. In short, needless to add something, this first mission of the Swede 'Ron Dalghreen' is perfectly fulfilled and for all lovers of melodic rock of the 80s, you can go with your eyes closed because 'First Mission' is to consume without moderation...

Line Up / Musicians

Victor Olsson (Guitar, Keybords), Alexander Frisborg (Vocal), Apollo Papathanasio (Vocal), Björn Strid (Vocal), Chris Laney (Keybords), Efraim Larsson (Drums), Erik Martensson (Guitar), Erik Wiss (Keybords), Henrik Sethsson (Choirs), Jens Westin (Vocal, Guitar), Jonas Källsbäck (Drums), Martin Sweet (Guitar), Nalle Påhlsson (Bass), Richard Larsson (Keybords), Rick Altzi (Vocal), Robban Bäck (Drums), Stefan Helleblad (Guitar), Tobias Jansson (Vocal)