Rating:
7.4
Fatal Force - Fatal Force
2006


01. Caveman
02. Domino
03. Far Away
04. No Question
05. Out Of Fuel
06. Let Me Know
07. Everyone
08. Insanity
09. The Only One
10. Eye To Eye


Melodic Progressive/Heavy Metal
Label: MTM Music
Distribution in France, and to buy the album => http://www.underclass-music.com
Denmark: 2006
Length: 48:13

Line-Up on the CD:
Vocals: Mats Levèn
Guitars, bass, keyboards: Torben Enevoldsen
Drums: Daniel Flores


Fatal Force is one of the last signatures of the label MTM Music, but this time this release is a bit surprising because it doesn't perfectly fit with their classic AOR and Hard Rock roster. Is it a sign of some future different signatures, I don't know but at least "Fatal Force" is a good surprise coming from this label.

Between Evergrey, Masterplan and even Whitesnake, Fatal Force plays a really nice Heavy Metal a bit progressive that will please all the fans of good melodic music. But first, let me tell you that the singer on this album is the famous Mats Levèn (a potential replacement of Jorn Lande in Masterplan?). As always this guy is extremely convincing and his great voice fits perfectly with all the melodies of the album. I don't have to talk about him anymore but if you don't know him yet and like the voice of a guy like Jorn Lande, I'm sure that you'll "fall in love" with the voice of Mat.

When it comes to the music, "Fatal Force" (the album) is a bit dark and not so fast. Honestly a lot of time it reminds me the music of Evergrey (especially a song like "Eye To Eye") or Masterplan ("No Question"). Don't believe that Fatal Force plays exactly the same music, actually there is a lot of diversity on this release and some songs clearly sound like some pure basic 90's Melodic Heavy ("Insanity"). But it sounds good and when I listen to this album, I have some good feelings so it probably touches my musical taste and it's a good thing for them hehe .

The production is perfect, the songs are catchy and their melodies really good. It's not so surprising though, but it's ok and you should try it, at least just to see the performance of Mats Levèn. "Fatal Force" is a good solid album of Melodic Heavy Metal with progressive elements.

Performance: 8
Songwriting: 7
Originality: 7
Production: 8


 


written by Jeff | 12.06.2006



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wrathchild - 12.06.2006 at 18:41  
The artwork looks great (monowasp?), and from what you wrote, I guess I should check this album
Walter Iego - 13.06.2006 at 09:43  
Yes, I made the cover - I got the CD yesterday and have listened closely to it. For me, it is an album that grows. Enevoldsen is a good guitarist, he can write some awesome riffs and is a nice songwriter. If you like this kind of album check out Section A's new effort as well...
WorpeX - 13.02.2008 at 03:40  
Great Album. I've been addicted to Let Me Know and Insanity since I got it almost 2 months ago!

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