1. Silver Ending
2. Share Your Energy
3. Kingdom Of Sand
4. Pull The Brake
5. Seen It All Before
6. Your Desire
7. Voyager 9
9. Before Your Eyes
10. Violet Eve
11. Into The Unknown
Mike Andersson (v)
Patrik Svärd (g)
Stefan Rosqvist (g)
Hakan Nyander (b)
Fredrik Joakimsson (d, p, wb)
August 8, 2012
© 2012 RoastingHouse Records
12 tracks - TT 62:49
release date: July 21, 2012
Since “Global Drama” was released by Golden Core/Roastinghouse in 2008, a lot has happened to Swedish melodic metallers Cloudscape. In early 2009 the rhythm section – consisting of bass player Haynes Pherson and drummer Roger Landin – decided to leave the band for personal reasons and one year later Björn Eliasson (guitars, keyboards) did exactly the same. So, the remaining members Mike Andersson (vocals) and Patrik Svärd (guitars) had to arrange auditions and added the musicians they needed, among whom bass player Hakan Nyander, known from Supreme Majesty. A new era could start for the band and that “New Era” was chosen as the title for their fourth studio effort. As “Global Drama” couldn’t surprise me, I was curious if this new one could ignite a renewed interest in the band. Alas, but after several spins I have (again) serious doubts. The first three tracks couldn’t convince me at all, but track # 4 (“Pull The Brake”) was able to make me sit up for the first time. Together with “Simplicity…Huh…” and the final track “Heroes”, these are the cuts that I like most, not surprisingly because the melodies come into prominence here. Other tracks are heavier and a bit rawer, but also a bit … mediocre as well. It’s a pity, but “New Era” is not an improvement on the 3rd album … (CL
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The more I listened to it the better I liked it like Wolf said...there are a lot of songs that are very good...but to me the album is a little uneven and the production could of been a lot better on the guitars...but it's still a decent album.
Average at best... Big disappointment!
I am a big Cloudscape and fan and was really looking forward to this release but after a few spins, this one is really not doing it for me like I hoped. There are some bright spots on the album that are classic Cloudscape but overall I feel a litte underwhelmed.....
Not there best, few brilliant songs.
I agree with Bob..not feeling this one..sorry Mike
Beautiful fine scandinavian progressive metal.
Another medicore release of Cloudscape.What see the people in this band?!! Powerfuloso wolf there´s an album that you think Is mediocre??? xD All are cuasi masterpieces!! ¿?¿?
My opinion is totally different from Bob's. With repeated plays this album grows and subtle musical arrangements and melodies hidden on the first few play throughs come to light and then Cloudscapes' newie really starts to work it's magic. Keep with this album and you'll be glad that you did.
have listing to it few times now and nothing really happen, it gets borring after a few tracks each time. rather go for their previous ones.
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