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Stormwing – Awakening [1993]

Country Finland        

Style Melodic Hard Rock

Rating 89/100

Band Members Jay Matthew – Lead Vocals, Jess Blake – Guitars, Backing Vocals, Jimmy Wance – Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Ken Brainstorm – Drums, Backing Vocals, Kim Hightower – Bass, Backing Vocals

Tracks 01. Unchain My Heartbeat, 02. Good Morning, 03. Angel, 04. Limelight, 05. Crazy Days

Profile SMASHING!!!thats the best way to describe this band; scandinavian melodic rock of the highest order…no kiddin’!. one listen to tracks like “unchain my heartbeat” or “angel” and you’ll be hooked for life.

Despite their sometimes silly lyrics Stormwing are one of the best Finnish bands delivering the Scandinavian brand of hard rock a la Europe. At one point they had things looking bright for them in Japan but instead of a breakthrough we got to witness a series of peculiar career moves.

First the band recorded a charity single for the victims of the Estonia disaster (on a stormy September night in 1994 the passenger ferry Estonia sank in the Baltic Sea and over 800 people lost their lives) and many considered this a dubious way for an unknown band to seek publicity. The next step was joining forces with a guy called Mika Sundqvist and recording sport oriented humour music sung in Finnish (these records are omitted from the discography for your convenience).

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