Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Guys she's on Facebook, I...
Maybe Franne was friends ...
Rudy was co-written by Fe...
Great album and excellent...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Redefined ...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Eye Of The...
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
You must login to post a message.

20-11-2017 22:15
Anyone have a rip of the Daddy Warbucks album on Tiger Lily from 76 please?

19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

19-11-2017 03:05
OK, all the YouTube videos are working again. Just use the YT link, and then encase in tags [ youtube] at the start, [/ youtube] at the end. Cool. Thumbs Up

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2008 Articles » Northern Kings - 2008 Rethroned
Northern Kings - 2008 Rethroned

ARTIST: Northern Kings
ALBUM: Rethroned
LABEL: Warner Music Finland
SERIAL: 5051865147725
YEAR: 2008


LINEUP: Jarkko Ahola, JP Leppäluoto, Marco Hietala, Tony Kakko - vocals * Erkka Korhonen - guitars * Erkki Silvennoinen - bass * Mirka Rantanen - drums * Villi Ollila - keyboards, piano, programming

TRACK LISTING: 01 Training Montage * 02 Wanted Dead Or Alive * 03 Kiss From A Rose * 04 A View To A Kill * 05 Nothing Compares 2 U * 06 My Way * 07 Strangelove * 08 Take On Me * 09 I Should Be So Lucky * 10 Killer * 11 Róisín Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend


WEBLINKS: www.myspace.com/northernkings

Without changing the winning team, but slightly changing the approach, the Finnish symphonic metal cover supergroup nailed it on their second attempt.

The Songs
The album starts on a theatrical note, with an orchestral cover of the famous 'Training Montage' music - is there anyone who HASN'T worked out to this and 'Eye Of The Tiger'? Marco Hietala growls angrily through 'Wanted Dead Or Alive', making it sound like it's sung by a rugged cowboy at least. 'Kiss From A Rose' is the first of five songs sung by all four singers, which is the biggest improvement from the previous album, as it allows for the grandiose vibe of their music to really be placed front and center. 'A View To A Kill' makes the original song sound lifeless, and 'Nothing Compares 2 U' is the masterwork of Tony Kakko's singing career. 'My Way' is a hard rocking remake of Frank Sinatra's classic featuring some impressive singing by Jarkko Ahola, and 'Strangelove' sounds almost threatening and twisted. 'Take On Me' is another song sung by all four of the Kings that makes the original look pale and uninteresting - such is the power they unlocked with the fresh metal arrangement and carefully deciding of which vocalist gets to sing which line. 'I Should Be So Lucky' left me speechless, because who would have guessed a Kylie Minogue song could sound so ominous and freaky? 'Killer' is probably the most unconventional of the covers, and serves as a great shake-up near the end of the album, which comes in the shape of my favourite Thin Lizzy song, wonderfully sung by the Ahola/Hietala duo, in an acoustic arrangement, that brought a rare and honest tear to my eyes.

In Summary
What a shame it is that the foursome never issued any albums after this 'Rethroned'! Each winter I patiently wait for an announcement, but there aren't any yet. Doesn't stop me from spinning this album for the millionth time though. It's just that good.

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

This article has been tagged
No Comments have been Posted.
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
U.D.O - 2011 Rev-Raptor, Browne, Jackson - 1986 Lives In The Balance, Nelson - 1999 Life, Springfield, Rick - 1981 Working Class Dog, Invisible Men - 1983 Invisible Men, Fairchild - 1982 Shadowland, Network - 1977 Network, Firecracker - 2010 Born Of Fire, Cano - 1978 Eclipse, Collective Soul - 2001 7even Year Itch, New Regime - 1987 New Regime, Eagles, The - 1979 The Long Run, Hot Flash - 1977 First Attack! They'll Never Take Us Alive, Sunstorm - 2009 House Of Dreams, Bright, The - 2008 In Lucid Dreams
Roger Daltrey Wounded Bird Actors And Actresses Rock Candy Records Wounded Bird Ambrosia Savage Affair Megadeth Rooney Hybrid Ice Arcangel Jeff Cannata Black N Blue Moritz EP Judas Priest AC/DC Live Albums British Lion Steve Harris Gerritsen and Van Dijk Vanadium Wounded Bird Small Face Urgent (USA) Stan Bush Rock Candy Records Brian Howe Widowmaker (UK) Hittman Patty Weaver Actors And Actresses Pink Cream 69 Michael Stanley Band John Illsley Dire Straits The Bzz Departure Geddes Axe Scooter Live Albums Be Bop Deluxe LRB Little River Band
All Tags
Search DDG