Jonas Hansson was one of the first musical stars to emerge out of Scandinavia with his band “Silver Mountain.” Many consider them the creators of the genre Neoclassical-Power metal.
Over the years Jonas has not only been involved in many film soundtracks (“Hide and seek,” “Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy,” “Legend of Zorro”) but he has undertaken a unique self-titled solo project.
The music Hannson creates exhibits considerable sonic and stylistic consistency, but at the same time, remains fresh & progressive. Jonas’ first solo release “Prophet Of Doom” sets the pace of the album on a frantic level, before giving way to the mysterious melodic shuffle of “Before The Storm.”
From here on in, it’s a collection of classically-inspired riffs, chord progressions, vocal melodies, guitar solos, organ solos, clever harmonies, Hendrixian wah-wah licks and who knows what else, over intricate but steady drum and bass accompaniment. In other words, if heroic but disciplined Euro Metal is your cup of lager, consider this a generous helping with a twist.
Jonas Hansson is a Blue Pie artist and is out now on Blue Pie for the world. For more information go to www.myspace.com/jonashansson or search “Jonas Hansson” on Google.
Jonas Hansson is a Blue Pie Records USA artist and is published by Blue Pie Publishing USA (ASCAP).