Sweden apparently has an inexhaustible reservoir of good young bands. This is especially true in the Progrock area. With We Could Build An Empire, the next talented formation is in the starting blocks. The trio debuts with an amazingly mature guitar album. Michael Ohlsson (drums), Marcus Pehrsson (bass, vocals) and Pat Wallin (guitar) name bands like King Crimson, King's X, Captain Beefheart and Alice In Chains as influences. And the eight tracks sound as diverse as that. Most of them are appealing, dynamic guitar rock songs with proge influences ("Ice"). "Easy" also takes hard rock fans by storm with its Scorpions riff. "Fall Free" could be a tender homage to the compatriots of Katatonia thanks to its dark chorus. Only the melancholic "Vyss" - the song that made it to the listener's favourite at a Stockholm radio station - takes the tempo out a bit. The fact that the album has only 39 minutes playing time is disappointing on the one hand. On the other hand, it does not kill you and makes you want more.
Top Track: Fall Free