Grand Illusion - 'Brand New World' (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Friday, 14 May 2010 05:00

grandillusion-brandnewworldSweden's Grand Illusion are one of those bands that have my melodic rock radar has missed over the past decade or so. Having seen their name many times but never having the chance to listen to a single note, I now have, thankfully, been given the chance to rectify that situation and review their latest release 'Brand New World'.

Based around the core of vocalists Peter Sundell, Per Svensson and bassist Anders Rydholm, 'Brand New World' features guest appearances from David Lee Roth legend Gregg Bissonette on drums and Tim Pierce on guitar and, to be honest, sounds immense.

Kicking straight in with 'Never Find Her Alone', the first thing I came to realise about this band is that they pull no punches and go straight for the heart strings and it is this that makes the band so refreshing in the typically stale genre. To me the stand out tracks here are 'Playing With Fire' and 'All Out Of Love' which should give the band more recognition.