New Music Review: TREAT ‘The Endgame’

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Rating: 8 / 10 Stars

Rating: 8 out of 10.

TREAT is: Robert Ernlund (lead vocals), Anders ”Gary” Wikström (guitars, backing vocals), Jamie Borger (drums, percussion), Nalle Påhlsson (bass, backing vocals), Patrick Appelgren (keyboards, backing vocals)

REVIEW – Swedish melodic rock band TREAT will release their ninth studio album entitled ‘The Endgame’ With the return of bassist Nalle Phlsson (who performed on “Coup De Grace”), singer Robert Ernlund, guitarist Anders “Gary” Wikstrom, drummer Jamie Borger, and keyboardist Patrick Appelgren have set sail on yet another thrilling musical voyage.

On this album, the five-piece from the south of Stockholm proves once again that they are leaders in the Swedish Melodic Hard Rock scene with twelve songs that include rockers, ballads, treasures from the 1980s, and songs with unusual musical influences. A genuine gem from Treat, ‘The Endgame’ was produced by Peter Mansson, who had worked on the band’s previous two albums, ‘Tunguska’ and ‘Ghost Of Graceland.’

“Freudian Slip” by TREAT is the first track on “The Endgame,” and it contains a rhythm that will engulf the listener with its superb vocals and engaging melodies. The following tune, “Rabbit Hole,” has screaming guitars, hammering drums, thudding bass, and soaring keyboards, all topped off with great vocal performances. There is an extremely catchy song called “Sinbiosis” next, and it will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. In “Home of the Brave,” you’ll feel a surge of emotion that will engulf your whole existence. The next track, “Both Ends Burning,” has searing leads, emotive vocals, crunchy guitars, and a hammering beat. The next song, “My Parade,” provides the listener with the opportunity to shut their eyes and just daydream.

The next song, “Wake Me When It’s Over,” will have the whole audience moving and singing along. The next piece, “Jesus From Hollywood,” includes blazing leads, a captivating chorus, hammering drums, and thumping bass with a wide range of emotions. “Magic,” the album’s tenth tune, will have listeners swaying and singing along while holding their lighters high. The next tune, “Carolina Reaper,” will have you pumping your fist in the air and banging your head to the melodic hard rock magic. “Dark To Light,” the following tune, steadily envelopes your whole existence. The last song, “To the End of Love,” makes you want to close your eyes and let your thoughts wander.

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