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Cry Of Dawn ft. Goran Edman - Cry Of Dawn

Cry Of Dawn ft. Goran Edman - Cry Of Dawn

Label : Frontiers Records | Archive under hardrock / aor

Release type: Full-length CD

Sjak : Göran Edman is of course one of the most well-known singers from Scandinavia, whose vocals are to be heard on albums of Johan Norum, Yngwie Malmsteen and Brazen Abbot to name just a few. If you’re about to launch a new band, in this case Cry Of Dawn’, then it’s marketing-wise a smart move to add “featuring Göran Edman” to the band name, because then you’ll be better noticed in the deluge of releases that are brought to market every month. Next to Edman there are a few other interesting names to be found in the line-up, like (bass) guitar player Michael Palace, who has just released the fine album ‘Masters Of The Universe’ with his own band Palace, and Daniel Flores, who is in particular known by his work with The Murder Of My Sweet and Find Me. The line-up is completed by Sören Kronqvist, who just like Daniel Flores is a member of Find Me.

In theory this is a mouth-watering line-up, but in practice the result is not really what I had expected. The song material (written by among others Michael Palace, Steve Newman, Alessandro del Vecchio, Sören Kronqvist, Daniel Palmqvist and Robert Säll) can’t exactly be called spectacular. Even more so, the mediocrity is prevailing on this debut album and that’s not really the level of quality that I had expected from these guys. If I had to name a few songs that stand out somewhat in a positive way, then those would be the catchy ‘Can’t Go On’ and the ballad ‘Building Towers’, but that’s about it. Furthermore Daniel Flores hasn’t really delivered one of his best productions because things sound quite sterile and dry. Next to that also singer Göran Edman has sounded way better in the past than what he’s showcasing here and therefore it may be obvious that this Cry Of Dawn debut album will not be categorized as an above average release. And I really didn’t see that coming with the earlier mentioned names in the line-up. Don’t get me wrong, the record is absolutely not bad at all, but just doesn’t bring enough to the table to really stand out from the crowd…

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