COVERED CALL - SWEDEN

Money Never Sleeps - 2009 - Blistering


  
 
Members

S= Candlemass, Therion>>THOMAS VIKSTRÖM
G= JOEL CARLSSON - MORGAN ROSENQUIST
B= THOMAS THULIN
D= RONNY SVANSTRÖMER



History

Apparently it is not just the band’s name, album name and cover artwork that have a capitals market connection. Several band members work in the financial sector. Formed in 2006 by four Swedish musicians drawn, the band was the brainchild of drummer Ronny Svanströmer. Ronny re-connected with his old friend and former Spearfish guitarist, Ola Johansson. Guitarist Joel Carlsson and singer/bassist Johan Palmberg, both of whom established themselves on the Swedish rock circuit, rounded out the band. The band recorded a demo, but Johan decided to take a break from the band and Thomas Thulin took over the bass. Now in search of a new voice, Covered Call enlisted Thomas Vikström, of Candlemass and Therion. With one more personnel shift, guitarist Morgan Rosenquist replaced Ola in autumn 2008 and the line-up was solidified. Money Never Sleeps was recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman by Fredrik Nordström. The band was booked for the Sweden Rock festival for June of 2009. Thomas became the official and permanent vocalist for Therion in the spring of 2009.

Reviews

COVERED CALL - MONEY NEVER SLEEPS - BLISTERING  
The band’s record on cool hot long hair is so-so (two out of five ain’t bad, one assumes), but there is little filler or half-hearted on Money Never Sleeps. OK, let’s be honest. The CD looks like a stock market instructional video. The band is not dry or boring at all however. This is melodic hard rock with much to admire about. The album of these newcomers begins with All Because Of Me and proves itself to be very smooth in delivery and full of maturity and passion. The vocals are especially impressive given their velvety power. The drums are a little muted owing to a flat sound. The guitars have a lot of grit and meaning however. It is not all hard rocking though. Anything You Want is a ballad built on a simple piano and the line, “anything you waaaant.” There is more lyrical cheese on the album too. “Let’s make it real/let’s make it right, how hard can it be?” Despite that Covered Call is really a good album. A little bit of old British riffing, a little bit of Thin Lizzy, some Whitesnake and some White Lion merge into a surprise. Both catchy and ear-warming Blistering has a good band here. - Sheila Wes Det




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