The second album by Nordic Union, a melodic rock-project centered around Pretty Maids-singer Ronnie Atkins and Eclipse- and W.E.T.-guitarist Erik Mårtensson kind of sounds like you’d expect. Mårtensson provides the melodies and feeling of his other projects, and Atkins lays his great, raspy voice on top of it all. But in the end, there are many projects like this in the world, and it’s hard for Nordic Union to stand out. And no, they don’t, really. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the record isn’t any good. Quite the opposite, this is a good album with good songs, and in my opinion even superior to the latest W.E.T.-release. So if you are into the melodic rock, this will probably work all right for you. But if you’re looking for something really special into melodic rock, you might as well keep looking.
Band: Nordic Union
Title: Second Coming
Date of release: 9/11-18
Stand out tracks: Because of Us