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Jet Trail: Edge Of Existence
Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
Rating: 4.0/5.0

I was immediately impressed with Jet Trail when I travled to their myspace site and hard the strong melodic rocker 'Warzone.' Hailing from Sweden and fronted by a female vocalist Carolina Lindwall, Jet Trail offers melodic hard rock with a a strong rhythm section and near metal qualities. For a debut work, this is pretty damn good stuff.

With a little research, you find that Ms. Lindwall was 'discovered' by Ritchie Blackmore. Mr. Blackmore, duly impressed by the strength and range of her vocals, gave her his encouragement. Her recognition is well deserved. Ms. Lindwall excells on such songs as the aforementioned 'War Zone,' but also consider 'Can You Hear Me Calling,' 'Gorham's Cave,' and especially, 'Holy Ground.' The later shows her at her finest, smooth and compelling. When she rocks, Lindwall sounds much like a young Doro Pesch, and that is high praise.

With this said, the strength of Jet Trail and 'Edge Of Existence' lies in the character of the songs which are powerful and melodic, and the cohesion of the band who play together with a unity only found in more seasoned bands. Guitarist Jon Stavert is no slouch either. He can rock and rip it up with thrilling results. As for the near metal characteristics consider just the songs 'Never Say Never,' 'The Unknown,' and 'The Story Of Marie de France,' which are hard and heavy. Lindwall adapts easily offering vocals that soar yet remain smooth.

There's alot of great melodic rock coming from Scandnavian right now. Jet Trail is a welcome addition to this genre. I believe 'Edge Of Existence' is only the beginning of a great career for this young band. Take note and purchase this album.

In Short

There's alot of great melodic rock coming from Scandnavian right now. Jet Trail is a welcome addition to this genre. I believe 'Edge Of Existence' is only the beginning of a great career for this young band.

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