|Posted on February 6, 2014 at 11:20 PM|
Lover Under Cover – Into The Night
Written by Juliano Mallon
Lover Under Cover debuted in the AOR/Melodic Rock universe with the excellent “Set The Night On Fire”, but despite being a new act, the band had no newcomers in its lineup, comprised by seasoned musicianas such as vocalist Mikael Erlandsson and the multi instrumentalist Mikael Cralsson, together with guitaritst Martin Kronlund and drummer Perra Johnson.
With a fine album as their debut, the inevitable question rose: will they be capable of keeping the level up?
The answer is a loud NO. The level hasn’t been kept, it’s been RISEN!!!
With na obvious improvement in the melodic department, Lover Under Cover brings a more relaxed Mikael Erlandsson, who delivers top notch performances of the excellent songs included on the album.
Layers and layers of well-placed keyboards share space with omnipresent guitars, as you can easily check on the totally excellent “Crushing Stones”, “Life Is Easy”, “Playboy #7”, “Closer To The Truth” (that sounds a looot like Last Autumn’s Dream) and “No Place Like Home”.
It’s also worth mentioning “A Fight”, “Miracle” and the cover version for “Toy Soldiers”, originally recorded by Martika in 1988. The new version sounds a little heavier and has a more contemporary aura, making it one of the highlights of the album.
If you enjoyed Lover Under Cover’s debut album, I’m pretty sure “Into The Night” will make you fall for it as well.
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