I can’t remember the last time I read or heard somebody praising cover-albums. At times it even feels like people hate them by default, that they have made up their minds without hearing a note. I have no issues at all with cover-albums, I even find them interesting. It’s always fun to hear some artist’s take on another artist’s song. That said, there are bad ones and there are really good ones, but it almost never happens that a cover betters the original. I know of covers albums that are really good – Stryper, Tesla and Ace Frehley have all released really good records, but the first time I actually looked forward to a cover-album is when Jorn Lande was about to release Heavy Rock Radio back in 2016. Let me explain why.