“OUTSTANDING & IN CONTROL”

AFTER LISTENING TO THE ALBUM, CALLED “IN CONTROL” BY THE EURO ROCKERS, HARDL<ND, I CAN HEAR WHY THEIR SOUND IS UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT FROM THE REST OF THOSE OTHER ROCK BANDS THAT ARE OUT THERE. WITH THEIR SOPHMORE ALBUM CALLED “IN CONTROL” THE DUTCH BASED BAND HARDL<AND HAS AN TRULY AMAZING SOUND. THE ALBUM STARTS OUT WITH THEIR SONG CALLED “THE NATIONS BIGGEST ENEMIES” AND THE SONG IS STRONG & LOUD AND KICKS SOME MAJOR ASS. THE SONG KICKS AND BITES YOU RIGHT IN YOUR FACE WITH THE ALMOST RAP STYLE OF LYRICS & VOCALS,  BUT THE HARMONIES AND GUITAR WORKS IS WHERE IT’S AT. “ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC” THE NEXT SONG ON THIS TRULY AMAZING & FRESH APPROACH TO MUSIC,  WITH AND EDGY BUT TRULY GIFTED SOUND THAT IS REMINICENT OF AMERICAN ROCK LEGENDS OF THE 70’S & 80’S. I HEARD INFLUENCES OF KISS, AND MOSTLY A SOUND OF THE PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND YES. HARDL<AND BRINGS IN THEIR UNIQUE & UNREAL SOUNDS TO THE FRONT.

WITH THE NEXT SONG CALLED “THE POWERS WITHIN” ONE REALLY FEELS THE PROGRESSIVE SOUND THAT HAS A MAGICAL AND YET UPLIFTING SPACE AGE KIND OF FEEL TO IT. WHILE LISTENING THE BAND HAS AMAZING & REALLY DEFINED HARMONIES THAT KEEP YOUR EARS GLUED TO THE SPEAKERS & WANTING MORE. “HAUNTED” ANOTHER SONG THAT ON CAN FEEL THE HARD EDGED VOCALS AND GUITAR WORK THAT HAS A EURO ROCK SOUND THAT KEPT MY EARS OPEN AND RECEPTIVE TO THIS TRULY & HONESTLY PURELY DEFINED SOUND.

“DAZZLED BY THE PRESENCE OF LOVE” IS ANOTHER SUPERIOR SOUNDING SONG THAT HAS A FEEL OF THE 80’S POWER POP GENERATION BUT REMAINS A CATCHY AND FLAVORFULL SONG THAT I REALLY ENJOYED. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “LOVE LOVE LOVE” IS A TRULY AMAZING & TOTALLY CREATIVE SONG THAT AT FIRST LISTEN I HAD TO PLAY OVER & OVER AGAIN, I HEARD AN ALMOST BEATLISTIC SOUND THAT WAS QUITE APPEALING, AFTER HEARING THE REST OF THE ALBUM AND SLOWING DOWN THE TEMPO TO A SONG LIKE THIS, IT REALLY SHOWS THE TALENT INVOLVED IN THIS TRULY AWESOME & GEAR DRIVEN AND SENSITIVE LYRICS THAT MATTER TO THE  BAND CALLED HARDL<AND. “PLEASURE AND PAIN” ANOTHER SONG THAT FUSES ROCK, RAP & PROGRESSIVE & AMAZING SOUND, THAT LEVELS OUT THE SONG AND KEEPS THAT AMAZING HARMONY LEVEL AT A CONSISTENT & SMOOTH TONE.

” STILL DREAMING” A SONG TAKEN FROM THE PAGES OF MOTLEY CRUE AND “SMOKIN’ IN THE BOYS ROOM FEEL TO IT THE BAND HARDL<AND HAS UNMATCHED & PHENOMENAL HARMONIES THAT TAKE THE EDGE OF THIR HARDNESS AND ALLOW ONE TO REALLY ENJOY THEIR TRUE MUSICALITY THROUGHOUT.

THE BAND WITH THEIR SONG CALLED “LAST GOODBYE” CONTINUE THEIR TRADITION OF SEVERAL INFLUENCES IN THE ROCK GENRE, BUT MAKE IT THEIR OWN BY ADDING THEIR UNMATCHED SMOOTH HARMONIES AND LYRICS THAT CARRY THE TONE ALL THE WAY THROUGH ALL OF THEIR SONGS & KEEP THE ALBUM WITH AN AMAZING FLOW THAT KEPT ME ENTERTAINED ALL THE WAY THROUGH. SOME OF THE SONGS AT TIMES WAS REMINICENT OF THE MUSIC BAND CALLED THE OUTFIELD, FROM THE 80’S BUT ONCE AGAIN HARDL<AND HAS THEIR UNIQUE SPIN ON EACH OF THEIR SONG ASSORTMENT THAT ADDS TO THEIR AMAZING AND TRUE TALENT THAT MAKE UP WHO THEY ARE AS A BAND “IN CONTROL”

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC REVIEWER/ OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE

C 2020 USED BY PERMISSION

Author: SOUNDWAVEONE Steven F. Adams

I have a very extensive broadcasting & music back round. With over 30 years experience. I have been nominated for several writing awards (ie) publicist and promoter of the year also, one of the industries most revered music reviewers. I started a writing career, with the idea bringing notice to the industry all music artists, focusing on Indie artists, and many mainstream artists as well. Writing about individuals, from all around the globe, all music genres and remaining consistent with my slogan of "Hearing is Believing", and "All Music Matters and bringing out the "positive" in all artists no matter how small, big or different. I feel all need to be given that chance to be noticed for their talents and allow others to hear, and noticed for their talent. As of date I have written well over 400 music album reviews and continue to acquire more everyday. Some legends, some independent artists. My continuing wish is they get the to share the stage lights within the industry. With making a difference with my "Positive " music reviews through my writing style, about them & for them and reviewing their music always in a "Positive" forum.

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