Allen - Lande ‎– The Showdown

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1 The Showdown
Vocals – Jørn Lande, Russell Allen
5:56
2 Judgement Day
Vocals – Jørn Lande
5:54
3 Never Again
Vocals – Jørn Lande, Russell Allen
4:58
4 Turn All Into Gold
Vocals – Russell Allen
4:01
5 Bloodlines
Vocals – Jørn Lande
5:07
6 Copernicus
Vocals – Russell Allen
5:03
7 We Will Rise Again
Vocals – Jørn Lande, Russell Allen
5:53
8 The Guardian
Vocals – Jørn Lande, Russell Allen
4:40
9 Maya
Vocals – Russell Allen
4:25
10 The Artist
Vocals – Jørn Lande
5:10
11 Eternity
Vocals – Jørn Lande, Russell Allen
5:35
12 Alias
Vocals – Jørn Lande, Russell Allen
4:44

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Third chapter of the collaboration between Jørn Lande and Russell Allen

Packaging: tri-fold digipak

Track 12 is mentioned as a Bonus Track on artwork.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 024391 048528
  • Matrix / Runout: || 95000 FR CD 485 ||
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LN12
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI ADD05
  • Rights Society: SIAE

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FR LP 485 Allen - Lande The Showdown(LP, Album) Frontiers Records FR LP 485 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
FR CD 485 Allen - Lande The Showdown(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) Frontiers Records FR CD 485 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
KICP 1496 Allen - Lande The Showdown(CD, Album) Nexus (3), Seven Seas KICP 1496 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
SR0600-0 Allen - Lande The Showdown(CD, Album, Enh) Frontiers Records SR0600-0 Mexico 2010 Sell This Version
ALLA 001 Allen - Lande The Showdown(CD, Album, Enh) Rock Brigade Records ALLA 001 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version

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justinsgaines

justinsgaines

March 15, 2019

Recognizing a good thing when they see it, Frontiers has once again brought together vocalists Russell Allen (Symphony X) and Jorn Lande (Masterplan, ex-more bands than you can count), as well as guitarist/songwriter Magnus Karlsson (Starbreaker, Primal Fear) for another titanic Allen-Lande collaboration, The Showdown.

I'm a huge Jorn fan (Allen is no slouch either), and am also a major fan of just about everything Magnus Karlsson touches, so I'm completely biased when I say that I absolutely love this album. The Showdown is full of great guitar hooks, amazing melodies, plenty of keyboards, and some truly incredible vocal performances. It's always great to hear Russell Allen outside of the heavier, more progressive Symphony X, and he's got a real gift for this kind of melodic hard rock/metal. Of course, Jorn was born to sing this kind of music, and he totally dominates the album with his captivating Dio-meets-Coverdale voice.

There isn't anything on this album that you haven't already heard on The Battle and The Revenge. It follows the same formula, so it's essentially more of the same. Of course, "the same" is so much fun I can't consider that a bad thing. Magnus Karlsson knows how to write catchy and moving melodic metal songs, and he knows how to get the best out of Russell Allen and Jorn Lande, and he does both on The Showdown. Adding Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69) as producer is just the icing on the cake, as he has an amazing talent for fine-tuning this kind of music.

The Showdown is another must-have melodic metal album, and is a late contender for album of the year. If you're a fan of Russell Allen, buy this album. If you're a fan of Jorn Lande, buy this album. If you enjoy top quality melodic metal bands like Pretty Maids, Last Tribe, Pink Cream 69 and Starbreaker, you absolutely must buy this album. It may not offer anything new, but it's still amazing.