The collaboration of the two artists and its result, the pretty good "Kiske/Somerville" becomes kown in the beginning of 2010. It's an album that moves in melodic hard rock paths with nice melodies, superb guitar work from the fantastic Magnus Karlsson (Starbreaker, Primal Fear, Allen-Lande etc.), a strong and clear production and above all the unique performances of Michael Kiske and Amanda Somerville.
Besides Kirske & Somerville in this album we find, as song writters and members of the band, Mat Sinner (bass), Magnus Karlsson (guitars), Sander Gommans (guitars), Jimmy Kresic (keyboards) and Martin Schmidt (drums). For sure, it's an album that reminds in many points the excellent "Allen/Lande - The Battle", due to the participation of Magnus Karlsson, a great musician that whatever he touches, he turns it into gold. But besides the similarities with the album "Kiske/Somerville", it lacks originality. I don't know if this release is gonna be a future classic but for sure this is a very enjoyable album with some really strong moments. "Nothing Left To Say", "Silence", "Rain" and "Don't Walk Away" are some really fine tracks with inspired melodies and catchy choruses! All in all this is not somethin' breathtaking but as I mentioned earlier this is a very good release that will please every fan of melodic hard rock!
HeavyParadise's Rating: 7,5/10
1. Nothing Left To Say 4:37 2. Silence 6:21 3. If I Had a Wish 4:20 4. Arise 3:14 5. End of the Road 5:10 6. Don't Walk Away 4:31 7. A Thousand Suns 3:58 8. Rain 3:47 9. One Night Burning 4:04 10. Devil in Her Heart 4:25 11. Second Chance 4:55 12. Set a Fire Bonus Track 3:58