ACACIA AVENUE – Worlds Apart (2018)

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Multi-talented Torben Enevoldsen (Fate, Section A, Fatal Force) is releasing today another chapter from one of his other projects; ACACIA AVENUE. The new album, entitled “Worlds Apart”, is going to be released worldwide on September the 21st through Perris Records.
The recording features outstanding vocal performances by Peter Sundell (C.O.P., Grand Illusion), Dagfinn Joensen (Fate), Michael Bastholm Dahl (Artillery), Nicklas Sonne (Defecto, Section A) and Torben Lysholm (Pangea, Mysterell).

Multi-talented Torben Enevoldsen (Fate, Section A, Fatal Force) is releasing today another chapter from one of his other projects; Acacia Avenue. The new album, entitled “Worlds Apart”, is going to be released worldwide on September the 21st through Perris Records.
The recording features outstanding vocal performances by Peter Sundell (C.O.P., Grand Illusion), Dagfinn Joensen (Fate), Michael Bastholm Dahl (Artillery), Nicklas Sonne (Defecto, Section A) and Torben Lysholm (Pangea, Mysterell).

Enevoldsen is able write and play everything from prog metal to AOR, and he does all with class and gusto.
Acacia Avenue is one of his projects started eight years ago, where he pours his passion for classic Melodic Hard Rock in the Scandinavian style spiced with traditional ’80s American AOR melodies.

This is basically a studio project from Torben, with him playing all guitars, keyboards, bass, the keyboards / synths as well as singing some lead and background vocals.
As usual, bandmate in Fatal Force and Section A Dennis Hansen did the all the drums, and as always, the majority of the recordings took place at Torben’s “Funny Farm Studios” in Denmark, all produced & mixed by him.

You can’t go wrong with titles such as opener ‘Stand up and Shout’ (a killer melodic hard rock tune with booming guitar work and top vocals), the delicious AOR of title track (with some Journey on it and where Peter Sundell shine on vocals), or the elegant midtempo melodic rock of ‘Fly Away’.

I really like the attack of ‘Mine All Mine’ via an anthemic chorus, a song with title ‘Straight to the Heart’ only can be a huge melodic rocker with a timeless feeling, while ‘Reaching Out’ adds a poppy / lite AOR touch with nice synths and heavenly vocals.

Curiously, Enevoldsen decided to make a cover on the is Acacia Avenue album, his version of Toto’s ‘Don’t Chain My Heart’. Well, not that strange, because the song is a Steve Lukather creation, and Enevoldsen is strongly influenced by him both in guitar style and songwriting. Very good version.
‘Wait for Love’ burns with a more modern AOR punch, the ‘2000’s style’, and I like the result, including varied harmony vocals.

Torben Enevoldsen is currently part of one of the greatest melodic hard rock / AOR bands from Scandinavia – Fate – and he know for sure how to write a tune in this style.
Acacia Avenue’s new album “Worlds Apart” packs all best things from the genre, plus the fine bright production it needs. As said, you can’t go wrong here; all really good stuff.
Highly Recommended

01. Stand up and Shout
02. Worlds Apart
03. Out of Control
04. Fly Away
05. Mine All Mine
06. Straight to the Heart
07. Reaching Out
08. Seeing Is Believing
09. Don’t Chain My Heart
10. Wait for Love
11. Chasing Starlight

Peter Sundell – vocals (C.O.P., Grand Illusion)
Dagfinn Joensen – vocals (Fate)
Torben Lysholm – vocals (Pangea, Mysterell)
Nicklas Sonne – vocals (Defecto, Section A)
Michael Bastholm Dahl – vocals (Artillery)
Dennis Hansen – drums (Section A, Fatal Force)
Torben Enevoldsen – guitar, bass, keyboards (Section A, Fate, Fatal Force)

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www.amazon.com/Worlds-Apart-Acacia-Avenue/dp/B07GJJ1R2Q
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