January 26, 2023



DEGREED – Are You Ready (2022)

Sweden's Kings of modern melodic rock continue to deliver

As I’ve followed these guys from demos to their debut and each album thereafter, I have seen the progress Sweden’s modern melodic rock masters Degreed have made. It started high and has been sustained over the last decade, making them one of the most consistent and reliable bands on the planet.

They are at the absolute top of their game and deserve to be mentioned amongst the superstars of the Swedish scene.

Every album has melodic bliss to these ears and their output as always been near the top of my annual Best Of lists. I expect this will be the same come Jan 2023.

The last record featured 3 or 4 ballads, which I thought were major class, but on this record, it is one rocker after another from start to finish. One anthem after another, all in that unique modern rock friendly style the guys have. Big choruses, big melodies and a near-perfect mix and production.

Another absolute blinder from Degreed.