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“Stonelake” by Stonelake

Artist: Stone Lake
Title: “Limited Edition”
Label: unknown
Release Date: 2004
Style: Melodic Hard Rock
Rating: 6/10

From Sweden comes the band Stone Lake. It’s tasty metal with a very retro 80’s sort of feel. However, the band lineup is only the Singer and Guitarist who pretty much do everything on the CD. Given the amount of talented Swedish musicians over there, I felt that they could have at least recruited a couple of their friends to play the tracks on the CD. The group members are Peter Grundstrom (vocals) and Jan Akesson (guitars/programming). The use of the programming takes a little of the punch out in these tunes especially in the area of drums. They sounded too fake to me in that area. The tracks are definitely immersed in the poppy side of metal. Bands like Danger, Danger and Warrant come to mind when listening to this piece.
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