woensdag, januari 12

He Marcel !
Deze dan, lekker voor thuis zeg maar.

One of the new arrivals to the new Melodicrock Records roster is Swedish band Degreed. At first appearance, their name, image and album title might have you thinking this is dark and dirgy stuff - and wondering what the heck is Andrew McNeice thinking? Fear not my melodic friends, Andrew has selected wisely and surely, Degreed being a class melodic act that has taken ownership of the year 2010 as a breath of fresh air from the Nordic North!

Hard to believe that other labels passed this band by (staggering actually), as I really enjoyed this album from start to finish. I'll tell you why.. The relative youthfulness of the band means this band are familiar to equally youthful audiences through the Scandinavian region, making them popular among the social network leagues across the Internet. The personnel have amassed some history already, with appearances in both the Emergenza and Swedish Idol contests, and doing reasonably well as a result. Indeed, the vocal talent of Robin Ericsson is one of the compelling reasons why this band sounds so good and fresh.