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Dirty Passion: Different Tomorrow

Emil Ekbladh – vocals, Christopher Olsson – guitar & background vocals, Björn Wilander – bass & background vocals, Markus Winberg – drums & percussion...they are the four lads hailing from Sweden that call themselves the band Dirty Passion.

Dirty Passion describe their music as Heavy Metal, heavily influenced by the old school bands from the 1970's and 1980's. I must agree the sound of Dirty Passion is in this range. Musically they have pointers towards bands as early Ratt, April Wine, Y & T and the like.

Formed in 2006 they finally made it to their first album in 2010 with Different Tomorrow. It has become a solid album full of heavy riffing and solos. Emil is a good vocalist, and his delivery suits the music very well. The band have been on the road with Y&T and have gained a fast audience for their music. Listening to the album they deserve it.

There are a few songs on the album, like "1.000.000 Voices" and "Liar" that stick from point one. After a few spins I find myself singing along, and this obviously means they have done something right. This definitely is an album that will be ending up in my car, as this type of stuff is my kinda driving music, although I need to put it in cruise control else I might see myself ending up with speeding tickets.

Definitely a hit boys- great debut album!

Track Listing
01. This Is The Way
02. 1,000,000 Voices
03. Rockin' In The Night
04. Different Tomorrow
05. A Trip To Paradise
06. Self-Destructive
07. Liar
08. We're All Gonna Fall
09. Selling Your Soul
10. Without You

Added: December 31st 2010
Reviewer: Gert Hulshof
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 3125
Language: english

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Dirty Passion: Different Tomorrow
Posted by Steven Reid, SoT Staff Writer on 2015-12-26 07:57:20
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"Different Tomorrow" is the debut album from Swedish hard rockers Dirty Passion and right from the outset of the band's first offering it is clear that the four guys that make up the band have been eagerly lapping up all things eighties metal. Singer Emil Ekbladh is a dead ringer for Joey Tempest, although there is a touch of Don Dokken in evidence too, which makes him ideal to front a well executed mix of Dokken, Treat, Faster Pussycat and Enuff Z Nuff. As with nearly all of the acts that have come out of the woodwork recently to pay homage to the eighties metal scene, Dirty Passion have no intention of reinventing the wheel. Indeed the ten songs presented here really could have been discovered in the vaults of any major record label that quivered in the gaze of grunge.

Crank up the likes of "We're All Gonna Fall" or "1,000,000 Voices" for a blast of Dokkenesque riffing and angular harmony vocals, blast out "Liar" or "Without You" to sleaze things up, or groove along with "This Is The Way" and "A Trip To Paradise" for some good time R'n'R. Christopher Olsson proves to be quite a find with his dextrous six string spanking impressing throughout the album - the solos during the aforementioned "A Trip To Paradise" being particularly effective. That said it is the overall upbeat vibe that this four piece put together on "Different Tomorrow" that makes it well worth a listen and memorable enough to entice you back for more.

Taking into account that "Different Tomorrow" is Dirty Passion's first outing of any kind, the end results are reasonably striking, with some great riffs, above average vocals and catchy songs making for the sort of debut album that you would have heard many a decade ago. It would be an exaggeration to suggest that Dirty Passion are quite up to the standard of the bands that their music represents, but as a quick fix of hard rocking, yet good fun rock and roll, you could do far worse than check this out.

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