Following hot on the heels of this years "Spirit Black" album from Jorn, comes "Duke Box", a 16-track best-of from powerhouse Norwegian hard rock vocalist Jorn Lande (Masterplan, Millenium, Ark, The Snakes).
This CD contains "many highlights" from Jorn's previous solo albums and "will be an interesting item for all die-hard fans and 'newcomers' as well," according to a press release. And the press release hits the nail right on the head there, "Duke Box" is the perfect introduction to the past material from Jorn, whose voice to me comes across as the perfect mix of "David Coverdale" (Whitesnake, Deep Purple), "Ronnie James Dio" (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell) and Tony Martin (Black Sabbath, Cage, Giuntini Project, Empire and solo). The music on offer here is classic rock/metal, performed to perfection, Iommi and Blackmore would be ever so proud!
The 16 tracks on offer really do showcase Jorns diversity and range as both a singer and a song writer, there's something for everyone.
I highly recommend this release, together with Jorns "Spirit Black" album (released back in June) as great introductions to a huge musical talent!
by Barry Gennard
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