Kraemer is another vehicle for Frontiers’ man for all occasions Alessandro Del Vecchio, this time pairing him with Finnish vocalist Erik Kraemer, a singer and performer who has years of experience touring in his homeland of Finland with different bands and musical productions. He is also known for being one of the singers of Finnish progressive metallers Simulacrum, which explains the metal edge to his voice on this, his step into hard rock/melodic rock territory.
Featuring songs written by all the usual Frontiers names, you might expect something very similar to the usual formula employed, but I’m pleased to say this album offers a lot more than that.
The heavier edge that borders on melodic metal at times helps it stand out from the usual fare, with a crunchy guitar sound dominating proceedings.
The vocals or Mr. Kraemer must be praised with a great deal of enthusiasm and credit given to Del Vecchio for a tight production and mix.
Heavy, but melodic, with some strong choruses delivered by a cracking guitar sound. An album that is being promoted as a step into the melodic, but perhaps should be investigated by fans of Magnus Karlsson style projects.