The Night Flight Orchestra – Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough

Rating: 3.0/5.0
Distributor/label: htps://www.nuclearblast.de/en/
Released: June 2018
Buy Album: https://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2018/TheNightFlightOrchestra/sometimes-the-world-aint-enough.html
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/thenightflightorchestraofficial

 

Band line-up:

Björn “Speed” Strid – vocals (2007–present)
David Andersson – guitar (2007–present)
Sharlee D’Angelo – bass guitar (2007–present)
Richard Larsson – keyboards (2007–present)
Jonas Källsbäck – drums (2007–present)
Sebastian Forslund – congas, percussion, guitar (2014–present)
Anna-Mia Bonde – backup vocals (2017–present)
Anna Brygård – backup vocals (2017–present)

Tracklisting:

01 This Time
02 Turn To Miami
03 Paralyzed
04 Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough
05 Moments Of Thunder
06 Speedwagon 3:22
07 Lovers In The Rain
08 Can’t Be That Bad
09 Pretty Thing Closing In
10 Barcelona
11 Winged And Serpentine
12 The Last Of The Independent Romantics

Review

The Night Flight Orchestra is a classic rock band hailing from Sweden. Formed in 2007 by Björn “Speed” Strid and David Andersson, the band has continued to add musicians to its already epic lineup. With their past albums “Internal Affairs”, “Skyline Whispers” and “Amber Galactic” already being critically acclaimed, The Night Flight Orchestra are back with “Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough” and they’re picking up speed and heading straight for London’s Underworld Camden on November 30th.

The band themselves seem to have delved deeper into their classic rock and pulled out a lot of 80s glam rock influences such KISS. Strangely enough, when listening to it, it almost had a bit of an 80s theme tune feel at times. Or stranger yet, think of the PlayStation 2 game Dead or Alive 2 and you can almost here elements of the dramatic techno that the game also used.

The band listed their influences as KISS, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Journey, Alice Cooper and Deep Purple – just a few among others. I can definitely hear where these influences come in, but they all seem to be on different songs that then make up the album. I don’t really hear Alice Cooper and Fleetwood Mac on the same song. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however, this may have been more interesting and may have brought something a little more new and fresh to the genre.

The album takes a few seconds before it kicks in with all the classic rock you could possibly hope for, including good clean vocals. Each song is uniquely different both vocally and musically. Some show more glam rock to classic rock, and oddly enough there’s a lot of disco tangled in there too. There’re plenty of good riffs and solos in this album though, and that you can never go wrong with. My problem with this album though is whilst each song is somewhat subtly different, there is a lot of the same thing, and over time I started to lose interest. That isn’t the band’s fault by any means. I am not an 80s classic rock kind of person. If you are then great – this is a really good album for you. The songs flow nicely enough, there’s always a faster-paced song after the slower ones to get you all hyped up again after chilling through those ones.

Again, whilst there are a lot of good aspects to the album, I found there to be a lot of the same thing. If you like 80s glam/classic rock then I couldn’t recommend this anymore, however, it just wasn’t for me.

Review by

Courtney Solloway

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