Music: Night Flight Orchestra go Styx and Purple crazy
Vocalist Björn ‘Speed’ Strid from Soilwork and bassist Sharlee D’Angelo from Arch Enemy have formed a band called Night Flight Orchestra – and the musical results are completely unexpected.
Track: Night Flight Orchestra – West Ruth Ave
For fans of: imagine if John Miles fronted classic Styx… and embued them with 10cc sensibilities
Given the heritage of both Soilwork and Arch Enemy, Night Flight Orchestra’s West Ruth Ave comes as a complete shock to the sonic system. We reckon it sounds like John MIles’ Music bolted on to any Styx classic you care to mention… plus there are quirky hints of 10cc… until the mighty guitar riffs and swollen organ bursts kick in about halfway through, that is, when NFO metamorphose suddenly and surprisingly into Deep Purple Mk II!
Check out West Ruth Ave right here. (You have to have a Facebook account and click ‘Like’ to listen.)
It comes from NFO’s debut album Internal Affairs, which is out on June 8.