Just one year after his last studio album Lonely are the Brave Jorn releases another rocking studio album. So if you think this will just be a mainstream album because of the short time it took to be produced, you are wrong.
Spirit Black is a mixture between The Duke and Lonely are the Brave with the sound tending a bit more to Hard Rock this time and guitars taking a bigger role. Jorn himself said that he wanted to create a memorable album - we’ll see if this worked out in a few years1. Moreover, the album features a cover version of Tarja’s (ex-Nightwish) song “I walk Alone” - It’s a bit different from the original but yet another great cover song Jorn performed. My favorite songs of the album are Down (2).
Check out some samples at Jorn’s Myspace site
- Spirit Black
- Road Of The Cross
- The Last Revolution
- City Inbetweeen [Vagabond cover]
- Rock And Roll Angel
- Burn Your Flame
- World Gone Mad
- I Walk Alone [Tarja Turunen cover]
- The Sun Goes Down [Thin Lizzy cover]
Right now (=2011) I think he did not succeed with creating a album that might get a play every week, since I have some discs that havn’t worn off as fast. Yea, you have heard right - the album has worn off! Like you have read I was quiet enthusiastic about the album and thus gave it a spin now and then. But when I listen to it these days it sounds quite boring and a bit overproduced with all those effects. Would be cool to know what you think? ↩