Koen W. : The Norwegian Sandberg releases their second full-length album 'Monster' via Mighty Music. You can best compare their music as a kind of cross between Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed. And to be honest, they do a great job. The similarities with M. Shadows of A7X and the voice of Kim Sandberg are striking, and besides that Sandberg just sounds very exciting and brings excellent songs. Listen for example to something like 'We Can Steal Your Life'. Catchy verses in which a roar is regularly uttered. Hard riffs and oriental-like keyboards makes the picture complete. Halfway however you hear a subdued guitar solo while things calm down a bit during the bridge. This forms the blueprint of most of the material on 'Monster'. Another absolute highlight is 'You Do not Own Us', on which the awesome verses just go for the throat. Sandberg is a band that you should keep an eye on because with such an album they are awaiting a great future.