Sea Of Tranquility

The Web Source for Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal & Jazz-Fusion
  Search   in       
Main Menu

Jorn: Live In Black (2CD/DVD)

Recorded at Sweden Rock Festival on October 6th, 2010 in front of 25,000 rabid fans, Live in Black is a stunning 2CD set (a DVD of the show is also included in the actual set, but we were not given that for review purposes) from Norwegian hard rock/metal vocalist Jorn Lande and his band. Featuring songs from throughout his solo career, the setlist is packed with plenty of gems and makes for a high octane listening experience as well as a solid overview of Lande's material.

The guitars are crankin', the rhythms pounding, the melodies memorable, and Jorn's vocals simply outstanding-that's the formula throughout this stellar set. The man's vocals are like the ultimate combination of David Coverdale & Ronnie James Dio, and he favors a style of hard rock/metal that draws from the classic sounds of the 70's & 80's. Rip snorters such as "Shadow People", "Stormcrow", "Spirit Black", and the crushing "Road of the Cross" burst with energy and fire, Jorn's majestic wailing soaring over a sea of crunchy guitar riffs and blazing lead solos, paying homage to the greats like Whitesnake, Dio, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, and Black Sabbath. Guitarists Tore Moren & Tor Erik Myhre are both given solo spots to strut their stuff here, and show their skills they do, as both are fine players. Other highlights include the massively heavy "War of the Worlds" (featuring some killer pinch harmonics and a few lines from the classic Rainbow tune "Man on a Silver Mountain"), "Blacksong", and the dramatic "Soul of the Wind", but in reality this is a killer set with no weak points, the band is on fire and Jorn totally on top of his game.

If you are looking for a reason why Jorn Lande is considered by many to be one of the greatest vocalists of the last decade, then check out Live In Black hear & see it for yourself. It's that simple.

Track Listing
CD 1:
Road Of The Cross
Shadow People
We Brought The Angels Down
Spirit Black
The Inner Road
Man Of The Dark

CD 2:
Guitar Solo (Tore Moren)
Tungur Knivur
Guitar Solo (Tor Erik Myhre)
Rock And Roll Angel
Drum Solo
Soul Of The Wind
Are You Ready
War Of The World

Added: December 10th 2011
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Artist/Band Website
Hits: 1917
Language: english

[ Printer Friendly Page Printer Friendly Page ]
[ Send to a Friend Send to a Friend ]


[ Back to the Reviews Index | Post Comment ]

2004 Sea Of Tranquility
For information regarding where to send CD promos and advertising, please see our FAQ page.
If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.
Please see our Policies Page for Site Usage, Privacy, and Copyright Policies.

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all other content Sea of Tranquility

SoT is Hosted by