Rian - Out Of The Darkness album review

The best Melodic Rock you can get this month

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This Stockholm-based trio were able to use countryman The Murder Of My Sweet’s Daniel Flores as the producer of their debut album. Flores brings a fairly robust style to everything that he touches, and despite Rian’s obvious worship of 1980s hard rock, a muscular backbone underpins the likes of Out Of My Mind and Time Of Your Life.

Dave Ling

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.