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Grönholm

Relativity Code for Love

Review by Gary Hill

There is some progressive rock in the mix here. This is very much melodic metal more than it is anything else, though. The metal influences range from all over the spectrum, too. This is a strong set from start to finish, really.

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Track by Track Review
Reasons

This is a melodic metal number that’s powerful. The keyboard sounds make me think of Deep Purple just a bit at times. The vocal arrangement creates a wall of sound. There are definite hints of 1980s metal, but this is more meaty and compelling than that. It’s very much metal that’s merged with progressive elements.

Home in Our Hearts
This is more straightforward metal in a lot of ways. It still has plenty of prog and melodic elements, though.
Like an Angel
Now, this rocks. It’s hard edged and furious. To me, it’s a bit like Rainbow meets Dream Theater. It’s definitely metal, though.
Mystery
Here’s another that’s very crunchy. This is screaming hot heavy metal. It makes me think of Whitesnake in a lot of ways. The instrumental section on this is awesome, really.
Strangers
I can make out some fusion in some of the guitar sounds here. Otherwise, this is melodic hard rock with some metal in the mix. It’s another great tune.
Once
This melodic rocker leans toward progressive rock in a lot of ways. I like the piano on the cut. The whole thing is meaty and quite tasty. This is one of my favorite songs here. It’s mellower than a lot of the rest, but it’s also very potent.
Serenity
Here’s another that’s more on the proggy melodic side. It’s another killer tune, too.
Gravity
Starting with some furious metal, this works into some progressive rock territory. There are also some particularly rocking melodic movements. It’s a screamer, with some great instrumental journeys. Yet, it’s fairly meaty.

 

 
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