PREY - SWEDEN

The Hunter – 2005 - Mausoleum
Knights Of The Revolution – 2009 - GMR


  
 
Members
S= THOMAS NYSTROM
G= THOMAS NYSTROM
B= PETER BACK
D= Shades, Stormwind, Without Grief, Yngwie Malmsteen, Scudiero>>Patrick Johansson>>Yngwie Malmsteen, Rusted Through, Red Lamb, Clockwork revolution, Northtale, Impellitteri – W.E.T., Eclipse, Black Ladies, Balls>>ROBBAN BACK>>W.E.T., Mustasch, Sabaton, Twilight Force, Astral Doors, The Metal Alliance, Gathering Of Kings, Autumn’s Child
K= FREDRIK PLAHN



History
Active since the year 2000, the Sweden-based AOR/hard rock band Prey issued The Hunter in 2005 through Mausoleum Records of Belgium. Johansson was heard on the first album. His full-time gig was with Yngwie Malmsteen. The band had a single called Heal Me in 2011.


Reviews

PREY - THE HUNTER - MAUSOLEUM
This Swedish band's name and album title may sound like one belonging to a heavy metal band, but Prey is a melodic rock act with a long history behind it. Everything started circa 1985 when the band was influenced by Saxon, Accept and Scorpions. Now featuring Yngwie Malmsteen drummer Patrick Johansson the band has issued an album that is more like the bridge between Europe and Dokken on the one side and pop rock on the other. The album begins with a razor sharp guitar sound that could have belonged to George lynch, but soon goes into bubblegum territory with touches of Europe and Journey and goes on to have a keyboard presence. The tunes I Am and Beside Me are kind of a dull, while Liar or Angel No. 9 (song number 10 actually) moderately make up for them. The band's music is not bad and this type of rock and hard rock are always appreciated. Still, the vocals of Thomas Nyström are flat and the guitars seldom bother to flourish. The problem with bands like Prey is that the style's forefather were so darn good that matching their level is nearly impossible. Yet, hope springs eternal. - Sheila Wes Det


Interviews

Prey