Rian - Out of the Darkness

Rian Out of the Darkness cover
Out of the Darkness
Melodic Rock Records
Rian is a newcomer from Sweden that was formed by vocalist & guitarist Richard Andermyr along with drummer Jan Johansson (Flower Punch, Kitto) and bassist Jonas Melin (Asparagus, U R in Hot Water) in 2013.
The band is mostly influenced by 80s acts like Bon Jovi, Chicago, Dokken, FM, Giant, Journey, Skid Row, Toto, Van Halen, Warrant, Whitesnake and so on. They do blend AOR, melodic rock and hard rock music together, but they have a kinda modern sound approach on the whole. The same goes for the production which was done by the well-known Daniel Flores (Mind’s Eye, Find Me, The Murder of My Sweet) and it is up-to-date, clear and powerful.
Richard has a great voice and along with the fine melodic choruses, those who fancy this kind of music will be quite happy at long last. The album has several fine tracks for the fans of the genre to delve into. “Out of the Darkness” is a very good debut which showcases that Rian is not only here to stay but they have the potential to go further. Do check them out if melodic hard rock music with a modern edge is your thing.