VITNE - Jupiter

Jayson Burns

                               

Artist: Vitne

Title: Jupiter

Label: Vitne

Promotion: Rock‘N‘Growl Promotion

Genre: Rock

Country: USA/Norway

Format: CD Album/Digital

Release Date: June 20th, 2017

 

According to the Norwegian-American rocker, Vitne, “Jupiter is heavier than my previous albums, both literally and figuratively. It’s a very personal album, touching on subjects that many experience throughout life such as feelings of detachment.”

 

Following on from previous album Neon which was heavily based in glam-metal territory, Jupiter is certainly an attempt at a lyrically deeper, more musically-varied work with musical mood-swings aplenty.

 

Opening track Mirror is a light piano piece that takes us into Masquerade, a fusion of metal and early REM!

 

The heavier, yet introspective Lion picks up the pace and Make Believe taps a similar musical vein of driven pop-rock.

 

Acoustic number, Are You Real? continues the navel-gazing for a brief 53 second interlude and Under the Moonlight picks up on the un-plugged theme with Vitne’s inner-flautist coming to the fore in a quieter, standout track with, bizarrely, a folky, Simon and Garfunkel feel to it.

 

Jupiter is a bit of a hotchpotch of eighties synth-rock meets metal-shredding, Edge is another up-tempo rocker and Far Away moves us into piano-ballad territory while closing track, Say Goodbye, does just that with some virtuoso guitar work in this pop-punk homage to Blink-182.

 

Will Jupiter leave you over the moon? Maybe. But one thing is certain, there is no way the journey will be boring with something for everyone in this smorgasbord of Scandinavian-US rock.

 

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