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Anette Olzon: Rapture
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Anette Olzon: Rapture

Melodic/Symphonic/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Vocalist Anette Olzon returns with her latest and third solo album, Rapture. It's been three years since Strong, but the artist has been busy. In 2022, she recorded another Allen/Olzon project, Army Of Dreamers with Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob). She also guested on the debut album of Ultima Grace, the creation of Japanese keyboard player and composer Yuhki (Galneryus, Alhambra).

With Rapture, Ms Olzon reunites with composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Magnus Karlsson. The album is also a return to musical form: melodic symphonic power metal which is epic and bombastic with Karlsson's equally epic guitar solos. Yet the songs are created and arranged to put Olzon's versatile vocal range to the forefront. These two elements make the album, musically, quite entertaining.

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Then there's the ongoing addition of death vocals, once more supplied by Johan Husgafvel, which give this listener pause, and I retreat. The death growls are within every song. One, or two, spins was enough. At this point, I would speak to the songs, but since I have no fondness for dirty vocals, I'll refer you to the following three videos. Let the reader and listener be the judge.





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The Take Away

With Rapture, talented vocalist Anette Olzon returns to her best musical context: melodic, symphonic, power metal, yet with the addition again of male death vocals. If you liked the previous Strong, you will enjoy this album also.

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