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The Night Flight Orchestra - Sometimes The World Ain't Enough Music Review

The Night Flight Orchestra: Sometimes ...

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

When Bjorn Strid (vocals) and David Andersson (guitar) aren't cranking out their melodic death metalcore with Soilwork, the two musicians shift gears to create AOR melodic hard rock with The Night Flight Orchestra (NFO). The band returns with their fourth album, Sometimes The World Ain't Enough.

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Typical of NFO, the album is lush and bombastic, filled with catchy AOR melodic hard rock tunes that you cab equally groove or dance to. Yeah, you read that right. Get your dancing shoes on if you wish. Songs like Turn To Miami, Can't Be That Bad, and especially Pretty Thing Closing In deliver infectious "get off your ass and move" toe tapping rhythm. Similar, Lovers In The Rain delivers some terrific groove, but with the vocal harmony and rising chorus, it becomes an AOR arena anthem.

Alternatively, songs such as the extravagant This Time turns on some gallop, a dose of lush synths, and a killer guitar solo. With Paralyzed, jazzy riffs and a bouncy bass line guide the dance rock groove. I was a bit suspicious of the closing song, The Last Of The Independent Romantics. At over nine minutes long, it seemed excessive even for NFO. But the song has enough musical drama and texture in the arrangement to keep your interest, and entertain.

Suffice to say, with Sometimes The World Ain't Enough, The Night Flight Orchestra has created another fine album of tasty AOR melodic hard rock dripping with dance groove. Get it, and make it the soundtrack to your next road trip. Recommended.




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The Bottom Line

With Sometimes The World Ain't Enough, The Night Flight Orchestra has created another fine album of tasty AOR melodic hard rock dripping with dance groove. Recommended.

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