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Fireworks Magazine

Hall of FlamesPosted by Anders Bodin Fri, August 10, 2012 17:01:34

ANDERS BODIN - HALL OF FLAMES

From Stockholm comes Anders Bodin. A very talented artist who recently released his CD called ‘Hall Of Flames’ which is an excellent catchy and diverse album.

'End Of The Road' and is a very catchy song. The guitar playing is solid and sometimes blues based with a modern slant complete with cool Hammond keyboards which gives the song a slight Don Ross, Chris Rea vintage rock feel. The same can be said for the excellent 'My Girl’, here the song gets your feet tapping. The guitar playing is sharp and you think to yourself where have I heard this before. And I’m reminded of the above artists plus Stefan Andersson, Bob Segar and maybe even Joe Bonamassa and Billy Joel.

'Hall Of Flames' has a strong vintage guitar vibe that would not sound out of place on a Status Quo album; this is again melodic and catchy. Next up is the excellent 'The Star' this track is like early Whitesnake as is the catchy 'Whipping Boy', again vintage rock n’ roll with gritty sharp guitars, your feet won’t stop dancing to these. And again it’s the same feeling for the catchy 'And Soon They Start To Sing'. ‘Golden Girl’ is a little rawer in structure. This track you should know and is very cool and addictive, I hear Beatles influences on this song. 'Bearman' is Quo jamming with George Harrison whilst 'The Way Back Home' makes me think of The Who and is pretty cool track, very catchy, love the way this track builds. 'Black Sheep Valley' has a Led Zep meets Purple meets Rolling Stones vibe.

Overall then ‘Hall OF Flames’ is performed well and is nothing but a solid fun record, nothing more, nothing less, very enjoyable record

Nicky Baldrian, Fireworks Magazine, UK

Peter McCray

Hall of FlamesPosted by Anders Bodin Fri, August 10, 2012 17:00:48

It is a fine album Anders - there is not a disappointing track there. The sound is terrific, the vocals are just great - it is really something special! Favourite track is probably Black Sheep Valley, closely followed by Hall of Flames. The Quo tribute track is also just superb. Just a terrific album Anders - many congratulations. I hope you will have another album for us all to enjoy in the future!

Best wishes from Australia
Peter McCray

Jan Leentjes

Hall of FlamesPosted by Anders Bodin Fri, August 10, 2012 16:59:51

I think the album is excellent. It's pretty obvious what band/music you got influenced by/you got your inspiration from, but I really like the way you use it to create your own songs and music. You do your own thing, as opposed to those Quo-coverbands that only play Quo-stuff... I much prefer albums like yours and from bands like Hercules from Norway. You guys are creative and actually add something. I hope you catch my drift ?! :-) I also like the sound of the album.. so what can I say ? It's an album I will listen to quite often, I'm sure. Well done, I'm already looking forward to the next album. :-)

Jan Leentjes (From The Netherlands)

Östersundsposten

Hall of FlamesPosted by Anders Bodin Fri, August 10, 2012 16:58:38

Hall of flames (Bearman music)

Betyg 3 Ambulanssjukvårdaren Anders Bodin blev så inspirerad av brorsan Magnus platta att han satte i gång med sin egen. Och det dröjde inte länge innan man insåg att den före detta Hallensonen har en förkärlek til Status Quo.

För "Hall of flames" låter mycket som boogiekungarnas senare, lite mer tama popplattor. I Anders Bodins fall, blir det både en fördel och en nackdel. Nackdelen är att man vet precis vad som kommer. Det är ingen skiva som kommer att skaka musiksverige direkt. Samtidigt är det en av fördelarna.

Bodin har gjort precis som han vill. Struntat i eventuella likheter och bara kört på. Dessutom låter plattan så pass bra så att vilken Cheva som helst skulle kunna kräma den här musiken utan att behöva skämmas för sig.

Ny Musikbransch

Hall of FlamesPosted by Anders Bodin Fri, August 10, 2012 16:57:26

"Sångaren och gitarristen Anders Bodin är född och uppvuxen i Jämtland, men
bor sedan länge i Göteborg där han tillsammans med musiker meriterande från
Jerusalem, Carola och Triple & Touch har spelat in det här debutalbumet.
Musiken är gitarrbaserad boogierock och Bodin besjunger sina arbetskamrater
på Frölunda brandstation, där han arbetar till vardags. Hantverket är
gediget och produktionen är kompetent."

Ny Musikbransch