Swords: The reason why

Year1993
Label/DistributionSteelheart
FormatCD
Musical styleMelodic Metal
Additional info-
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Review

Nach ihrem unbeachtenen 80er Versuch "The black opera" folgte 1993 das ebenso unbeachtete Album "The reason why".

Wie die späten VANADIUM hatten auch SWORDS einen Bezug zu eingängigen Melodien und klassischem Hard Rock europäischer Prägung, so sind Einflüsse von PRAYING MANTIS, den genannten VANADIUM bis MAGNUM erkennbar.

"Can't go away" ist sowas wie ein kleiner Hit der Band. Im Gegensatz zu VANADIUM sind bei SWORDS ab und zu Qualitätsausfälle zu verzeichnen, allerdings hat man auf den Rerelease von 2009 auch gleich noch alternative Versionen und Demotracks mit draufgepackt, also gibts Gegenwert fürs Geld und catchy Songs wie "Another feel, another day" oder "Only you can" sind wirklich klasse.

After their quite uknown 80s release "The black opera" the follow up needed until 1993 and is not really well known today too.

Like VANADIUM with their last albums also SWORDS wrote classic Hard Rock-songs with an european touch reminding on bands like PRAYING MANTIS, the mentioned VANADIUM or even MAGNUM.

"Can't go away" or "Another feel, another day" are perfect exemples for the talent of the band. Really convincing stuff. The album is filled up with alternative versions and Bonussongs, so in total its 20 Songs and a few not as perfect songs will not hurt. A lot of quality material gives value for money.

Tracks
1. My Life 04:36
2. Can't go away 02:46
3. Highway 101 03:15
4. Another Feel, Another Day 04:51
5. Downtown 04:15
6. Holidays with us 03:53
7. Only you can 04:37
8. You and Me 04:23
9. Yellow Rose 02:58
10. Fallin' Star 03:41
11. Just a slice of Paradise 02:49

Bonustracks:
12. My life
13. Can't go away
14. Highway 101
15. Another feel, another day
16. Downtown
17. Holidays with us
18. Only you can
19. Yellow rose
20. Fallin' star

Created / updated: 2011-01-17
Stefan Riermaier