ROULETTE - Now (Review)

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Black Lodge
Friday, March 22, 2019
If you are having a hard time keeping up with your Swedish melodic rock bands, you aren’t alone. But Roulette are one you must make time for. Their new album Now is a master class of slick melodic rock with an old school sound, but a contemporary production.
Despite being around since 1985 and releasing several singles and a ‘best of’ compilation, this is technically their debut album. And what a way to make a splash.
I simply love the lower register vocals of Thomas Lundgren – moody, powerful and perfect for the band’s commercial style. Add in an even balance of guitars and keys and a tight rhythm section and you get a must have record.
The band seem to effortlessly fly through multi-layered harmonies on tracks like Never Enough, Keep On Dreaming, Better Day and Another Night – pure melodic bliss. Elsewhere its simply more high-standard Scandi-AOR/melodic rock, performed just the way we like it, and beautifully produced I might add. Only with track 3, Soldiers Of Love do the band stumble. Its not a big deal, but its my least liked track the band has recorded and at track 3 it halts the momentum of the album a little.

Another highly recommended, thoroughly professional slice of classic melodic rock right here. Let’s hope the guys keep the momentum flowing now and are back soon with more.

ROULETTE Release New Album, 'Now' March 22

Friday, March 22, 2019
ROULETTE release new song from forthcoming album "Now!" set to be released on the 22nd March 2019 from Black Lodge/Sound Pollution Distribution.
Album produced by Chris Rehn.
Hear the new single "We Can Make It" on Spotify & Tidal, download it on iTunes and see the Music Video soon.
1. Never Enough
2. Keep On Dreaming
3. Soldiers Of Love
4. We Can Make It
5. Secret Room
6. Beter Day
7. Turn It Around
8. The Only Way
9. Another Night
10. Right By Your Side
Album produced by Chris Rehn (Takida)



SWEET MARY JANE - Winter In Paradise (Showcase)

Sweet Mary Jane - Winter In Paradise
Sweet Mary Jane was formed in the summer of 2012 in Sundsvall, Sweden, by Tomas Nässlin (ex, Roulette), Per Olof Åsberg (ex-Airborn) and young talents Alexander Olsson (ex-Anacondah) and Andreas Sparby (ex-L.A.C.K.).
They wrote the song “Fire in your eyes” with Tomas Lundgren from Roulette that Nässlin had kept in touch with from his time in the band. Later on Tomas Berggren (ex-Razamanaz) stepped up to take over the vocals. Tomas is the brother of Stefan Berggren who is known from Berggren Kerslake band, Grand Slam and also Snakes In Paradise.
The wide variety of musical influences really shows a great AOR sound that the band is really proud of. Lars Chriss of Lions Share produced their debut album “Winter In Paradise”.
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