Guardian Angels – Guardian Angels [1987]

I consider it important to present a band coming from Sweden that has not been given any strature although it deserve it and it is sad that jewelry like this is not edited as God commands, or republication decently on cd. This band is not other than Guardian Angels. A superb skandi AOR band almost of the highest calibre, some if not all these eight tracks are pure AOR heaven with a hi-tech feeling.

First to be absolutely precise this really is not a disc, is a collection of singles that came out two by two between 1987 and 1989. The band consisted by vocalist Fredrik Jernberg (Rat Bat Blue, Boxer), drummer Dennis Camenborn, keyboardist Thomas Anderberg with Anton Solli on guitars and bassist Lasse Lekberg which later both join Snakepit Rebels. The quality of the songs is extraordinary and although the production is terrible, the results are unbeliavable. Pure eighties AOR, with many keyboards, harmony vocals filled with melodic hooks emphasizing to catchy choruses, create a perfect blend of melodic rock.

The awesome “Every Piece Of You” opens the album where the guitars blend exquisitely having many harmony backing vocals and a killer chorus giving you a first impression of what is to come. “One By One” continues in the same style having glitter and catchy guitars, a powerful chorus accompanied by fluffy keys and a melodic tune you’ll definetely love. “When I’m Back” is a melodic power ballad that stands the stunning voice interpretation of Jernberg and the incredible guitar work of Anton. “Fires Burning” is an AOR gem and my personal anthem that easily could be a radio hit back then with cool melodic guitar riffs, sparkling keyboard, catchy chorus and a great songwriting leaving fully satisfied the fans of this kind and making me nostalgic for the era of 80s, while the poppy influences are visible to next song “Every Situation”, but still remained melodic and catchy giving strong emphasis on keys. Songs like the next “Dreamer” is a wet dream for all AOR lovers.

Just listening the oustanding key intro showing the quality of the band. Great spacey keyboards thanks to the great work of Anderberg filled harmony with great front and backing vocals compose an incredible melodic song leading to a striking catchy chorus. GREAT song…and “Two Of A Kind” will definitely blow you away with its powerful and melodic pop rhythm like eurobeat. Just listen the chorus and you’ll understand what I mean. “Silent Light” is a soft ballad that closing this masterpiece with a sublime guitar solo and a great vocal perfomance on the back as well.

Words are unnecessary for such a masterpiece, and although the album is very hard to be found, worth lies and adorns in collection of every true AOR fan. Superb!!!

Band Members
Fredrik Jernberg – Vocals
Anton Solli – Guitar
Lasse Lekberg – Bass
Thomas Anderberg – Keyboards
Dennis Camenborn – Drums

Tracks
01. Every Piece Of You (1987)
02. One By One (1987)
03. When I’m Back (1987)
04. Fires Burning (1987)
05. Every Situation (1988)
06. Dreamer (1988)
07. Two Of A Kind (1989)
08. Silent Light (1989)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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