The Magnificent-The Magnificent
If your going to call your band The Magnificent then you better make sure you bring nothing but the best to the party. Sporting Circus Maximus singer Michael Eriksen from Norway and Finnish producer/guitarist Torsti Spoof (of the band Leverage) the band is rounded out by Rolf Pilve on drums, Sami Norbacka on bass and Jukka Karinen on keyboards. Besides a few additional musicians that's all folks. Without sounding too cynical (for a Friday at least) if you've heard a few Frontiers Records all ready then you'll know what is in store here. The Magnificent offer melodic rock with flashy guitars, smooth keyboards and a quite capable lead singer. It is modern enough while still bringing to mind the obvious influences like Journey and Foreigner. If you love sparkly melodic rock then you'll no doubt love The Magnificent. Are they worthy of that title though? Ask me after they release a few more albums.