Singer Olof Lindgren and bassist Axel Karlsson split from the Swedish glam band Overnight Sensation in 2009 to form the killer new band Distorted Wonderland. Lindgren and Karlsson both sang back up on Hardcore Superstar’s self titled album in 2005. This inspired them to move into a new direction, and form Distorted Wonderland.
With no surprise, Distorted Wonderland’s sound reminds me a lot of Hardcore Superstar, Crashdiet, and a dash of Skid Row. Their sound is definitely not unique, but the tunes on their debut album rocks hard.
“Raised on Rock N’ Roll” (See Video Below) quickly makes it’s point, and lets you knew Distorted Wonderland is here to rock your face off.”
“In For A Thrill” is absolutely a killer tune. This high speed rocker, is one of the best tunes on CD. Every time I hear this song, I want to hit replay. This is a fun tune that I wouldn’t recommend playing while driving. You might see red and blue flashing lights in your rear view mirror.
It is the background vocals on “Waving The Flag” that absolutely drives the song home for me. This song sounds like it is right out of the 80’s.
The album closer “Tangerine” is a terrific way to close out this album. This song is ridiculously catchy, and is one of my favorites on the CD.
I am glad to see yet another band from Sweden delivering quality hard rock for the masses. If you are a fan of the Swedish sleaze rock bands out there, you ought seek out Distorted Wonderland. This is an impressive debut from the band, and is a CD, that that is going to get a lot of plays for this listener. You can purchase the CD, at this link.
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Rating: Out of 10
01. Raised On Rock N’ Roll
02. Losing It
03. Slave Of My Desire
04. In For A Thrill
05. Never Had Nothing
06. Behind The Scenes
07. Waving The Flag
08. Stand And Deliver
09. Guillotine Babies
10. On The Other Horizon
Distorted Wonderland is:
Olof Lindgren – vocals
Fredrik Lundstedt – guitar
Axel Karlsson – bass
Petter Karlsson – drums
JAMSYNC MUSIC and Swedish rockers Distorted Wonderland have inked a deal for the release of their highly anticipated debut. Distorted Wonderland features vocalist Olof Lindgren and bassist Axel Karlsson from the Swedish glam band Overnight Sensation. Moving in a different direction, Olof and Axel wanted to move on into a different direction. The idea was to combine strong melodies with hard and heavy riffs. When Olof and Axel were recording the backup vocals on Swedish rockers Hardcore Superstar’s fourth album, they felt inspired and that the time was right for a new band. As a side project, they spent time writing songs and pre-producing the material until the pieces fell into place. Together with Petter Karlsson on the drums and Fredrik Lundstedt on guitar they started to record their self titled first album. The new video was also shot for the single on ‘Raised On Rock n’ Roll’. In 2009 Overnight Sensation decided to split. Now Olof and Axel could focus on Distorted Wonderland and the album was finally finished in early 2010. The eleven songs on the album were created through a wide spectra of influences and deliver a musical mass of heavy rock combined with melodic choruses. The thought behind each song was to create a suitable mood and a balance between lyrics and music resulting in this battering ram CD. Distorted Wonderland is set for a fall release. For more information visit http://www.jamsyncmusic.com.
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