Saturday, 8 August 2009

Jorn - Dukebox Review


Following hot on the heals of this years "Spirit Black" album from Jorn, come's "Duke Box", a 16-track best-of from powerhouse Norwegian hard rock vocalist Jorn Lande (Masterplan, Millenium, Ark, The Snakes).
This CDl contain's "many highlights" from Jorn's previous solo albums and "will be an interesting item for all die-hard fans and 'newcomers' as well," according to a press release. And the press release hits th nail right on the head there, "Duke Box" is the perfect introduction to the past material from Jorn, whose voice to me comes across as the perfect mix of "David Coverdale" (Whitesnake, Deep Purple), "Ronnie James Dio" (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell) and Tony Martin (Black Sabbath, Cage, Giuntini Project, Empire and solo). The music on offer here is classic rock/metal, performed to perfection, Iommi and Blackmore would be ever so proud!

The 16 tracks on offer here really do showcase Jorns diversity and range as both a singer and a song writer, there really is something here for everyone.

I highly reconmend this release, together with Jorns Spirit Black album (released back in June) as great introductions to a huge musical talent!

rating 10/10

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