Eclipse release video for new single “Roses On Your Grave”
Swedish rockers Eclipse consisting of frontman Erik Mårtensson, guitarist Magnus Henriksson, bassist Victor Crusner and drummer Philip Crusner have unveiled another video — this time for the single “Roses In Your Grave” — in support of their new studio album Wired, which was released via Frontiers Music Srl back on October 8, 2021.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Eclipse‘s prior studio album Paradigm:
“How many bands deliver exactly what you want from them? Not many. In fact, very few. Most of the time, high expectations for a studio album from a top rock n’ roll act is met with disappointment as the band is experimenting with new sounds (H.E.A.T for example with their last studio album Into The Great Unknown), loses its way (for example, Santa Cruz who landed the #1 album on Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2013 with Screaming For Adrenaline before never making the top ten again with their more modern sound) or comes up with an average effort (such as Tom Keifer‘s latest studio album Rise). Little known Shock rhythm guitarist John Tennant‘s theory is that most artists have three great albums in them so that would certainly explain why many bands fall short time and time again after releasing a great album. Eclipse seem to be an exception to this theory as it can easily be argued that their last five studio albums including their latest one Paradigmhave been great ones and certainly at least “good” ones.
Accordingly, there is no need to say that my expectations were quite high for Eclipse‘s seventh studio album Paradigm. I must say that although I wasn’t totally blown away by Eclipse‘s four advance singles for Paradigm (“Viva La Victoria”, “Mary Leigh”, “United” and “The Masquerade”) since I only listened to them a couple of times at most before getting the album. However, I was blown away by how good the four tracks were as well as the rest of Paradigm once I listened to the record as a whole. Eclipse have delivered on all fronts coming up with exactly the type of album that I was hoping to get from them — their upbeat, powerful and melody filled (without sounding wimpy) brand of rock n’ roll with bombastic and easy to sing along to choruses. Right from the first few notes off the opener “Viva La Victoria”, I found myself thinking “Oh yes, this is classic Eclipse!” I think that’s a real tribute to Eclipse to having been able to find their sound after their first two studio albums that Erik Mårtensson once described to me (almost while cringing) as “demos.” Clearly, Eclipse now have their defined sound and instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, they obviously decided to give people exactly what they like about the band on their latest record.”
Eclipse‘s “Roses On Your Grave” video: