Never one to sit still, guitarist/composer LARS ERIC
MATTSSON resurrects BOOK OF REFLECTIONS for the
stampeding metal attack of “RELENTLESS FIGHTER”. Joined
by two killer vocalists in CARSTEN ‘LIZARD’ SCHULZ
(Evidence One, ex Domain) and MARKKU KUIKKA (Status
Minor), Mattsson has penned 10 new tracks which are
firmly rooted in a neo-classically tinted metal
framework along with the usual ‘outside-the-box’
Mattsson musical trickery.
Whilst there are two prior chapters to the Book Of
Reflections story in the self titled debut and its
follow up ‘Unfold The Future’, the new album is heavier,
more direct and with more potent songs. Mattsson himself
concedes, “Stylistically it’s closer to the debut than
the second album but the songs are better and the sound
is a step on too. The idea was to make a rocking album
with some cool details but nothing too complex. The
songs all fit together and complement each other rather
than having material that is too diverse. This was also
the main idea behind the first album while on the 2nd
album things were a bit too spread out and it maybe lost
some focus as a result”.
“Relentless Fighter” also sees Mattsson back to his six
string best, with some of the fiercest fretwork his has
recorded in recent years, the trademark mix of
neo-classical motifs along with Mattsson ultra fluid
lead lines make for compelling listening for guitar
fanatics, yet Mattsson also knows that guitar wow factor
is nothing without a solid song backing it up
Until the Day.
Dance With the Devil.
Angel Shed a Tear.
Somewhere Else to Be.
Gates to Oblivion.
Keep Us Afloat.
Without My Angel.
Carsten “Lizard” Schulz – Lead and Backing Vocals
Markku Kuikka – Lead and Backing Vocals (2,4,6,10)
Lars Eric Mattsson – Guitar, Bass and Keyboards
Christer Jansson – Drums