Background/Info: After a few noticeable EP’s it’s not time to Patrik Hansson (Vanguard) to unleash his debut solo-album.
Content: “Eternal” takes off with familiar cuts. “Evolve” and “Not Your Soldier” both are the title tracks from the previous EP’s introducing us into the electro-pop universe of the Swedish project. It’s a classical electro-pop driven sound, which is carried by solid dance beats and the charismatic, powerful vocals of Hansson. A few other cuts have been previously released at the aforementioned EP’s, but you’ll also discover interesting new cuts, which simply confirm the potential of Uncreated. This is catchy, but powerful electro-pop like Swedes can make!
+ + + : “Evolve” remains an absolute masterpiece, but I also have to mention “Is That What You Want” and “Suffocated”, which both could be released as EP-title songs as well. The secret sound formula of Patrik Hansson is quite easy: carrying melody lines, danceable kicks injecting some power and great vocal lines. The sound feels more like ‘classical’ electro-pop and different than his main project Vanguard. The songs are well-crafted and elaborated.
– – – : I’m not convinced by the last song, which is more a kind of emotional try-out. Among the 10 songs left, those who have already discovered the previously released EP’s will re-discover 5 songs so in the end the album only features 3 previously unknown songs. But there’s no reason to complain!
Conclusion: The main comparison between both projects Patrik Hansson is involved with is the passion for electro-music, but more important the great potential Vanguard and now Uncreated showed at their debut work! Uncreated is not just a side-project, that’s for sure!
Best songs: “Evolve”, Is That What You Want”, “Suffocated”, “Not Your Soldier”, “You Know Nothing”, “A Greater Plan”.
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