Theme Switcher
Switch to:

Notes about GDM Themes
Click to learn more about GDM themes


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Site Stats
Album Reviews: 6825
Comments: 16465
Ratings: 4520
Forum Posts: 21582
Latest Comments
With Vinnie making his mu...
Same here, forgotten abou...
Both albums are really go...
Great band had forgotten ...
This debut is chocked ful...
The band really broadens ...
I've seen this many times...
A classic indeed and thei...
I hoped more from this al...
It was Heather Thomas in ...
Actually, 'Find The Lady'...
Cheers Dave, looking to g...
Great, Malcolm! I can hel...
Dave, it's already set up...
Great list, Jeffrey. The ...
Maybe an interview with G...
Finally got a copy of thi...
Thanks for the download y...
Yes Dave, I agree New Yor...
Very cool. I've always ha...
You must login to post a message.

23-01-2018 19:27
R.I.P Dave Holland, drummer, ex Trapeze and Judas Priest. Aged 69.

22-01-2018 21:32
Wonderful recent interview with Gary Numan.

21-01-2018 21:04
Lucky and now skint, judging by the winning bid!!

21-01-2018 20:47
Some lucky Jeff Lynne fan got a real rarity!

21-01-2018 09:43
Yep in Argent, especially as Rod Argent and Jim weÔÇÖre cousins.

21-01-2018 07:43
Didn't Rodford also play in Argent and Charlie too?

20-01-2018 22:04
Jim Rodford, bass player, The Kinks, Phoenix (I think?), but I remember him with The Zombies, saw live a while back. RIP

17-01-2018 21:50
In response to Cyrille Regis, BBC 2 repeat the Adrian Chiles documentary, Whites v Blacks, How Football Changed A Nation, unbelievable true story, worth watching

17-01-2018 18:44
Review of the rather splendid `Hornal` album is in the works too.

17-01-2018 01:57
Dave and Jeff's best of 2017 wrap-up's just around the corner too.. computer work

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2012 Articles » Nubian Rose - 2012 Mountain
Nubian Rose - 2012 Mountain

ARTIST: Nubian Rose
ALBUM: Mountain
LABEL: Rambo Music
YEAR: 2012
CD REISSUE: 2012, Rubicon (Japan), RBNCD-1118


LINEUP: Sofia Lilja ┼kerlund - vocals * Thomas Lindgren - guitars * Christer ┼kerlund - guitars * Henric Uhrbom - bass * Fredrik ┼kerlund - keyboards * David Algesten - drums

Guest Mats Leven - co lead vocal 'Close My Eyes Forever'

TRACK LISTING: 01 Ever See Your Face * 02 Mountain * 03 Living For Tomorrow * 04 How Am I * 05 Get Ready * 06 Your Love * 07 Once Bitten * 08 Reckless * 09 Close My Eyes Forever * 10 Sisters



A Swedish band that's been floating around the hard rock soundscape for a few months, it's time to take a look and listen to Nubian Rose. With a name like that, it's easy to look for a female reference, and we get one with focal point and lead singer Sofia Lilja, the obvious hottie in the band, with a scorching voice to match the hot looks. If you're Swedish, you'll already know she is the vocal coach from the TV show 'Swedish Idol', screening on Sweden's TV4. Nubian Rose aren't just a great looking gal with a support cast. Oh no this is a fully cohesive band that are stuck like a temporal time traveller in the late great 80's. You'll find your favourite 80's hard rockers mixed in among the grooves of this retro-rocking CD. The ┼kerlund family influence is all over this CD. The brothers Christer and Ferderik provide the six string and ivory melodies, while Christer's wife Sofia burns up the vocal chords. So let's get cracking and see what this lot have to offer.

The Songs
These Swedish melodic monsters kick it off with the stomping 'Ever See Your Face', with Sofia demanding whether or not she's going to see my face. Umm yeah, ok.. Things take the overdrive to another level with the absolute pumping 'Mountain', one of the best tracks here, and it would appear the band are already somewhere near the summit! 'Living For Tomorrow' is a futuristic anthem for our times delivered with power and intent. Sofia tenderises the next tune: the soaring ballad 'How Am I', complete with orchestration. 'Get Ready' returns Nubian Rose to their bread and butter hard rock style with steaming vocals and storming guitars. A great combination. 'Your Love' by contrast has a near pop vibe though the band do push through the barrier somewhat, particularly on the solo section. My other favourite tune here is the mighty 'Once Bitten', a rollicking number for sure. 'Reckless' which follows soon after is great too! Check out the excellent video accompanying this track. I love the 'woah woahs' from Sofia. Oh yeah! The only cover song on the CD is the Ozzy meets Lita ballad 'Close My Eyes Forever'. To my way of thinking it wasn't a great song to start with so it doesn't matter what anyone does with it beyond the original. Still, Sofia and Mats Leven give it a go. 'Sisters' might be feminine in name but its fairly butch (not bitch eh?) in sound. If Jimi Jamison was singing this then it could very well be Cobra in disguise.

In Summary
Released back in April 2012, it has seen a release on the small Swedish label Rambo Music, plus a Japanese edition on Rubicon (with a different CD cover). Not bad for what is conceivably an indie issue. Music By Mail has also acquired this for their new MBM Import Service, so you can find it there too. Let's hope that this band can kick on as they have a lot to offer. Are we also looking at a new queen of melodic rock with Sofia? Keep that one under your hat!

All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.

#1 | gdazegod on December 13 2012 13:48:57
YouTube Video:
#2 | gdazegod on December 13 2012 13:54:14
That woman is hot! Whoa!..
#3 | Eric on December 13 2012 20:13:19
Yeah she is.
#4 | george_the_jack on December 13 2012 22:44:56
Nice retro-sounding hard rock music! Have to check this out! Thanks for the tip!
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
Articles Cloud
Damon, Jesse - 2002 The Hand That Rocks, Goblin - 1977 Suspiria, Akiko - 1989 Akiko, Van Halen - 2012 A Different Kind Of Truth, Feeling, The - 2013 Boy Cried Wolf, Get Wet - 1981 Get Wet, Ratt - 1983 Ratt [EP], Chance, The - 1993 The Chance [EP], Voltz - 1982 Knight's Fall, Marx, Richard - 1987 Richard Marx, Osmonds, The - 1977 Brainstorm, Waysted - 1984 Waysted (ep), Quicksilver Messenger Service - 1975 Solid Silver, Queensr├┐che - 2013 Queensr├┐che, Eyes (USA) - 1978 We're In It Together
Marc Jordan Jenson Interceptor Holly Stanton White Sister Dennis Churchill Dries Tattoo Rodeo Spin Gallery Tower City Iron Maiden Melee From The Fire Live Albums Iron Maiden Paul Janz Hugo Beggars Opera Linehouse EP Daughtry White Heart Until Rain Pride (UK) Harem Scarem Best Of 2014 World Trade Grey Star Biloxi Derek Sherinian Silent Majority Covered Call State Cows Best Of 2017 Player Omega
All Tags
Search DDG