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Grand Design - 2014 Thrill Of The Night

ARTIST: Grand Design
ALBUM: Thrill Of The Night
YEAR: 2014


LINEUP: Pelle Saether - vocals * Janne Stark - guitar * Dennis Vestman - guitar * Mats Vassfjord - bass * Magnus Ulfstedt - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 U Got Me Good * 02 Rawk N Roll Heart Attack * 03 The Rush Is Gone * 04 10 Outta 10 * 05 When The Greatest Love Of All Kicks In * 06 Rip Iddup * 07 Get Up N Love Someone * 08 You're The Only One * 09 Who's Gonna Rawk You Tonite * 10 Thrill Of The Nite


WEBLINKS: www.granddesignrocks.com

There is something so inherently good about this Swedish band, I can't quite put my hand on it. GD have been compared to Def Leppard since they first appeared, but after three albums I think we can safely say the band have gone to new places that not even the once mighty Lepps have been to. To reinforce the Grand Design sight and sound extravaganza, the band have bought in three new faces since their last 2011 recording 'Idolizer'. Guitarist Janne Stark, bassist Mats Vassfjord and drummer Magnus Ulfstedt have made a big difference, 'Thrill Of The Night' is a huge sounding affair, the guitar pairing of Vestman and Stark complimenting each other, while the back end kicks serious ass! Play it loud, and let the sonics wash over you.

The Songs
Yes, it's still hard to ignore the Lepp like attributes throughout this majestic CD, but when it's done this well, perhaps it's high time to toss out my copy of 'Hysteria' once and for all! From my perspective, there's not a weak track here. The whole thing just rolls ahead like a steam-train, bowling over anything in its path. From the opener 'U Got Me Good' to the closing 'Thrill Of The Nite', there's much to like throughout the near 47 minute playing time. I particularly enjoyed 'Rawk N Roll Heart Attack', the incredible ballad 'When The Greatest Love Of All Kicks In', or the power anthem of 'Rip Iddup'. It doesn't stop there though. '10 Outta 10' and 'Get Up N Love Someone' are equally as strong as anything that's gone before, plus there's 'You're The Only One' which is the definite AOR moment on the CD.

In Summary
I've only recently picked this album up, and honestly I can't stop playing the bloody thing. I'm going to be listening to this one for a few weeks yet. As much as I enjoyed 'Time Elevation' and 'Idolizer', the songs on 'Thrill Of The Night' lift it up a notch higher in my opinion. The production is super-stacked, and 2014 just keeps getting better and better as we count down toward the end of the year. Get it if you know what's good for you!

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#1 | gdazegod on September 29 2014 07:16:17
Grand Design - 2014 Thrill Of The Night (Trailer)
#2 | gdazegod on September 29 2014 10:05:09
Grand Design - 2014 Rawk N Roll Heart Attack
#3 | Explorer on October 08 2014 10:11:32
Just got my hands on this little beauty, top quality from start to finish...essential listening!
#4 | swazi on December 08 2015 16:00:40
All 3 GD releases are great, but this one wins the crown! Awesome!
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