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Sounds Like: RUSH, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater
Label: Alienation Records
Manager: Concept Sweden Webpromotion
Bio: Swedish based progressive hard rock/metal band Johnny Engstrom Band has recently released it's third cd 'Magnetic Force' on Alienation Records. The Chicago born (but raised in Karlskoga, Sweden) guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Johnny Engstrom formed his band in 2008 (just before the release of...See Full Bio
“J E B professionally and ably execute an extremely palatable and absorbing brand of progressive rock that fans of the epic will no doubt rejoice, as the eight-track album is book-ended by a couple of songs that together total over thirty minutes of music. The content is all rather diverse, with nods towards metal, AOR, symphonic rock, art-rock and a number of others besides. However, when it all comes together the result is a warm and almost hypnotical album that ebbs and flows from start to finish. As with most progressive rock concept albums, the greatest enjoyment comes from listening to the whole album in its entirety. That said, the record´s mid section comprising the stunningly beautiful "Endlessly" and the enchanting "River Oaks" would be where I direct listeners in search of the best this trio have to offer. But only should time to listen be a premium, of course. "Magnetic Force" is one of the most pleasant surprises of the month and is well woth checking out. ”