Nordic Union – Nordic Union

NORDIC UNIONOn paper, the alliance between guitarist / singer / song writer Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T., Age-Sten Nilsen’s Ammunition) and lead singer / song writer Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids, Avantasia) looked like a match made in heaven. I mean, how could this project possibly go wrong? With Erik who more and more comes across like Desmond Child, Holly Knight, Jim Vallance and Diane Warren in one person, a true genius of melodies who just can’t do no wrong as a song writer these days and Atkins who comes from a band that has been together since 1983, released no less than 12 studio albums, one mini-album and two compilation records with new songs on them, without even one of them being bad – the fact is, Pretty Maids have hardly even written a bad song in their entire career – this project stands out as one of the projects I have looked forward to most of all – ever! Now, Frontiers Records, who is responsible for this union, clearly have a thing for these all-star projects but to be honest, not all of them are all that great. Also, there is a limit for just how many of these things a rock fan can swallow.

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