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Transworld Identity: Seven Worlds
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Transworld Identity: Seven Worlds

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

Arriving from Finland, the origins of Transworld Identity come from Mila Bosa, a singer in a cover band. But it wasn't enough. She aspired to write and perform original songs, forming Transworld Identity (T-ID) with notable Finnish musicians. These fellows include drummer Lacu Lahtinen (Hanoi Rocks, Michael Monroe, Popeda) and guitarist Mika Lamminsivu (Technical Justice, Michael Monroe). Father and son team of Juha and Kasperi Kinnunen, round out the band on keyboards and bass, respectively. Seven Worlds is their debut album for Frontiers Music. However, if you do a quick search of the Internet, you'll discover they T-ID has been dropping a few videos of original material for about four years.

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Musically then, Bosa and company have stay true to their roots, playing AOR-infused melodic hard rock. (Ms Bosa could have bailed on the cover band scene much sooner.) Fans of the same know the essential elements and formula for what we know as classic rock. That's to say that skilled song craftsmanship is at work here with strong song melody, solid rock rhythm and groove, catchy refrains, and lively guitar solos.


With a vocalist steering the songwriting, you can also expect fine vocal harmony in the arrangements. For her part, Ms Bosa is both versatile and talented, singing strong, clean, and melodic. She's a classic and pure rock singer as opposed to those operatic vocalists in symphonic metal bands. Which is a nice turn of events for this listener.

Considering some songs, as said in the last paragraph, song composition is at a premium. Honestly, there's not bad song across this album. Much time, energy, and dedication was exerted to create these songs. That said, I found myself partial to the energetic rockers like I'm Such A Liar, Part Maroon Part Indigo, Livin' On The Run, or Never Lost My Faith. But other songs ramp up the AOR viability such as Time, Seven Worlds, or the anthem-like Starchild. A song that truly merges hard rock vigor and AOR accessibility is Play & Pretend, thanks to its undeniably catch refrain.

All in all, as a debut album, Transworld Identity's Seven Worlds is as solid as it gets. Finely crafted AOR melodic hard rock songs are performed with exceptional musicianship for an enjoyable and entertaining listen. Fans of the genre will dig it. Get it. Definitely recommended. (And expect more in the future.)



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The Take Away

As a debut album, Transworld Identity's Seven Worlds is as solid as it gets. Finely crafted AOR melodic hard rock songs are performed with exceptional musicianship for an enjoyable and entertaining listen. Definitely recommended.

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