Swedish Hitz Goes Metal Vol II

Album Title: 
Swedish Hitz Goes Metal Vol II
Release Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2013
Review Type: 

The musical concept of ‘Swedish Hitz Goes Metal’ putting well-known hits from Abba, Roxette and Ace of Base in a metal jacket proved to be very successful. The album reached several chart positions in homeland Sweden and Japan and was followed by a successful tour. Now 2 years later and to heavy public demand  there has been a successor. Mastermind behind this great formula is Tommy ReinXeed, a talented singer and guitarist who again searched and found great songs originally written by ABBA, The Cardignans, Robyn, Da Buzz, Meja and Loreen. Again everything was metalized resulting in powerful and bombastic renditions without changing arrangements of the original versions. That makes the songs very recognizable although a little more creativity would have added more value to this album. But if this helps to interest more people into the metal genre than his mission is accomplished. And with again more than half the songs coming from world famous pop stars ABBA this should be absolutely no problem.