Calle Ameln – Revolution on the Rocks
Calle Ameln’s “Revolution on the Rocks” is sung with just the right mixture of attitude and heart. Effortlessly blending elements of country, hard rock, and even a little bit of metal, the songs simply soar. Arrangements are impeccable as Calle Ameln draws upon each one of these genre’s strengths, from the earnestness of country to the absolute rush of hard rock. Throughout it all what helps to center these pieces, besides the unforgettable melodies, are the poetic lyrics that adorn every song.
“Revolution” opens the album on a high note. With an unstoppable rhythm and impressive riffing, the song deserves to be blasted as loud as possible. A defiant spirit permeates the piece. Shifting to a tender narrative is the affectionate work of “Coming Home” with the slide guitar and piano working wonders. Intimate in nature is the stripped down sound of “I Don’t Feel Down”. On “A Little Bit of Us” Calle Ameln blends country and classic rock into a satisfying whole, with the expressive colorful arrangement emphasizing the soothing mood. A sense of play is embedded within the flirtatious “Pardon My French” with Calle Ameln’s delivery feeling particularly fine, the right mixture of rugged and romantic. Bringing things to a joyful conclusion is the cinematic sound of “Remember When” where the dreamy swirl sound nicely emphasizes the caring nature of the album.
By letting these songs play off of each other Calle Ameln creates a deeply compelling moving collection with “Revolution on the Rocks”.
Best of all the entire album can be found right here.