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Artist: On the Rise

Title: On the Rise

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Category: AOR

Year: 2003

Label: Frontiers Records (Italy)

Catalog Number: FR CD 139


Terje Eide lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
Bennech Lyngboe lead and backing vocals
Zsolt Meszaros drums
Jan Martin Kleveland bass
Asbjorn Vie keyboards
Roy Bjorge additional keyboards


1.  Beat of Your Heart     Listen
2.  Lift You Up     Listen
3.  The World of Change     Listen
4.  Memories Forever     Listen
5.  Pride     Listen
6.  Leaps and Bounds     Listen
7.  Running in the Night     Listen
8.  Keep Our Love Alive     Listen
9.  Stay Away     Listen
10.  Sadness Hits Like a Stone     Listen
11.  Two Young Hearts     Listen
12.  Could Have Been the Last Time     Listen
13.  Stranded     Listen
14.  The Moment     Listen

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From: Jez Date: April 14, 2003 at 14:53
Yet another very strong release from Scandanavia - (What are they drinking up there). This one is getting a lot of good reviews everywhere at the moment and deservedly so. Very 'Nelson' sounding in places, so if you like the 'Life' cd by them, you won't go wrong. Most of the tracks are recommended and are of a very high quality along with the production and playing ,so i won't highlight a top tune, although the gorgeous ballad 'The Moment' which closes the album is one i keep going back to again

From: freddy de keyze Date: April 14, 2003 at 17:42
Good stuff indeed, but not top. A bit overrated and certainly not as good as the american AOR bands. But if you like AOR you can easily buy this.

From: ROBERT Date: April 14, 2003 at 22:51
nO ESTA MAL! INTERESANTE DEBUT! todavia tengo q escucharlo mas... por cierto para todos aquellos q quieran disfrutar d una grandisima y genial pagina web dedicada al HARD/AOR ahi la teneis: www.rockangels.com los españoles q ya la conozcais, porfi, poner este mensaje en pikinglis,(si podeis)pa q sentere la peñita daki. Gracias!! FORÇA BARÇA Y FORÇA HARD/AOR!!

From: koogles Date: April 15, 2003 at 1:38
Easily one of the best releases this year. Total Nelson style with a little more between the legs, if you know what I mean. 'Lift You Up' features some nicely layered backing vocals that will appeal to the soft-core Def Leppard fan in the house. Another CD with a crappy cover yet enjoyable inerds.

From: Shoemaker Date: April 16, 2003 at 16:25
This one is very good in the critics, but indeed its boring very happy sounding stuff. Not better than Bryan Adams and I hate Bryan Adams!

From: Connaisseur Date: April 17, 2003 at 18:31
boring very happy sounding stuff???? I cannot believe my eyes! this is an e-x-c-e-l-l-e-n-t album that immediately grabs you by the balls !

From: shootothrill Date: April 20, 2003 at 7:57
bueno para estar tan de moda el har rock este cd de aor no esta nada q nada mal os lo recomiendo

From: selfish@tlen.pl Date: April 20, 2003 at 15:20
I'm more into 80's aor music, but i have to confess, that it's one of strong,great releases in 2003. Very good album, highly recommended. If you want to hear something really good and new, this one's must land in your cd player. CHeck out track nr. three The World of Change , and awsome soft ballad called ''the moment'' #14

From: Shoemaker Date: April 21, 2003 at 18:27
Hey people take the beans out of ears. Survivor, Strangeways, Dare, (old) Ten, Asia..., were (are) great. This one sucks after 2 minutes!!!

From: M. Allen Date: April 25, 2003 at 2:10
Fans of Nelson (with hints of Def Leppard tossed in for good measure) need to jump all over this gem like a sugar-addict at a table full of Twinkies. There are some super-catchy hooks on here, and while more bite to the guitars would be appreciated, the sing-along choruses and great harmony vocals suck you in like a Vegas crack whore desperate for her next fix. Expect this one to rise to the top of many critics' lists.

From: Andy Date: June 11, 2003 at 13:37
Reminds me of the Nelson brothers 1st album but nowhere near as consistent,above average.

From: Rycheage Date: June 12, 2003 at 0:20
It's AOR all the way, but On The Rise offers something different, with a great deal of musical variety, all packed and delivered with some amazing harmonies, fantastic production and some of the best melodic choruses I have heard in a long time. The best thing is that even at 14 tracks, I'm struggling to find a filler. Each track has it's own feel and never once do I feel the urge to hit the skip button.

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From: Dan Date: June 15, 2003 at 23:01
Contender for album of the year as far as I'm concerned. I agree with the Nelson comparisons, but more frequently I hear bits of Tommy Shaw in the higher vocals. The production/mix is top notch and there are plenty of hooks. Stellar stuff...

From: freddy de keyze Date: June 16, 2003 at 20:18
Not stellar stuff, Dan ! Decent, but nothing more. This is a hype, there are better bands and CD's out. Not bad, certainly not, but far from classic !!!

From: wiljan Date: August 11, 2003 at 18:58
Really the best aor album of 2003!!!!! There's no doubt about it. But what these guys of On the rise have done is fantasic, really superb. Maybe i'm over-reacting but i feel strong and confident when i hear the cd Memories forever and MY FAVO ' Leaps and bound ' Really rock on Crack's a hole in your face that's much better than where your mouth fits ....Sorry for this comment!!! Holland rocks

From: XLNT Date: September 6, 2003 at 17:27
I guess I’m biased here being a Norwegian, but I think this is one of the best releases I’ve heard this year. Strong songwriting and good hooks, but what makes it stand out is the production. It’s not “overproduced” and the songs gets enough air to make them very fresh sounding and crisp clear all the way. Also the voices of the singers makes for a nice change from the average AOR discs. Boring??? No way!!! An XLNT debut that comes highly recommended.

From: Janxy Date: October 13, 2003 at 10:56
Some real good tunes, some real average. Average because when you hear them you could swear you've heard them before - and done better. This is a quite decent 'sing-along' debut that could serve as a springboard for a truly worthy follow up. Worth a buy for the stand out tracks, whichever your personal taste decides those to be.

From: shoemaker Date: November 8, 2003 at 11:44
sorry folks, a bit overrated? This is duuuuulll. Nowadays Brian Adams rocks harder, and he maks popmusic for lamers (nowadays)!!!

From: Tommy Gunn Date: November 15, 2003 at 10:47
Gawd, what is wrong with some of you? This is terrible and ever worse, boring! An overrated cliche fest that has nothing memorable about it except lead off track 'Beat Of You Heart'. Comparisons to Nelson and Def Leppard? Please put down the crack pipe!

From: John Date: November 16, 2003 at 11:24
Couldn't agree with you any more TommyGunn. This is like a bunch of bad Toto songs that never made their albums. For good reason too. Not too bad if you're riding in a million story elevator, but that's about it. People comparing this to Nelson need professional help.

From: metalman73 Date: December 15, 2003 at 17:56
Not too bad if you're riding in a million story elevator LOL...Not better than Bryan Adams and I hate Bryan Adams! LOL Those are some funny comments! I only liked the first track but I am not a big AOR fan.

From: metalman73 Date: December 15, 2003 at 17:58
Reminds me of the soundtrack to a CHEESY movie! yeah I said cheesy

From: metalman73 Date: December 15, 2003 at 18:13
after listening to this cd again, i would like to retract the statement I made about liking the first track...I really don't now. It starts off OK but the lyrics mess it up. Again, I am not a big AOR fan...thank god! just a joke AOR fans

From: Dani Date: December 19, 2003 at 10:01
Decent?? Is not bad?? THIS IS A MASTERPIECE, listen to it again, please, because I can't believe what I'm reading. This album is filled with class and quality in songs and playing. 9.5/10

From: marcos paulo Date: January 31, 2004 at 19:23
What a hell!!!!! On the rise came to stay!!! Is this cd an anthology? Cause all songs are great!!. I'm 31 years old and i realy like to find bands like on the rise cause the guys sounds like in the eighties. Well, the Brazilian rockers salute the band and i think that AOR fans around the world think like us. Congratulations for this classic!!!!

From: Axe Machine Date: May 13, 2004 at 9:02
Sad to hear that this band have split already. High quality album and definately one of the finest things to come out of 2003. Fresh, summery songs. Few keys, but Strong and catchy guitar lines and hooks. Well worth the money.

From: Rockhead Date: May 18, 2004 at 12:16
Oh no the band have split-does anyone know why? This was an excellent album of the finest scandi AOR. The vocal harmonies are excellent and the song writing high.

From: AOR freaky Date: May 19, 2004 at 5:41
Don't know if they're going to split, Rockhead. I've already seen and read that a new album would be in the pipeline. Don't know what to believe at all. Personally, I don't care much, to be honest. Not one of my fave acts !

From: Rockhead Date: May 19, 2004 at 6:15
Each to their own dear Freddy!! I liked the harmonies and the guitar work on this album alot. I hope more product is forthcomong.

From: OTR Date: May 31, 2004 at 7:21
I thought it would be nice to supply a short notice that ON THE RISE are still going strong. Thanks for all the nice comments. Keep On Rocking - Stay In Tune !!! PS! New official website : http://www.ontherise.info/ All The Best TE

From: TIM (2) Date: June 2, 2004 at 9:29
I remember this being one of my fave CDs from last year, and rather annoyingly this was in my car CD player when some bastard hot-wired it. If you're out there you nonce, keep the car but send my BLOODY CD BACK!

From: Wotty Date: September 4, 2004 at 10:14
What can you say? Just a great album....

From: Geoff Date: September 5, 2004 at 2:52
Wow, I cannot believe I really likr this CD whereas the 'Saviour of AOR' himself, AOR Freaky doesn't. As far as I'm concerned, this is how AOR should be done. Excellent vocals, great musicianship and extremely classy songs. 'Lift you up' is a fave, but none here are too shabby at all. Very, very good CD.

From: AOR freaky Date: September 5, 2004 at 5:57
Back guys, just to say this is not that great ! Too poppy and far from classy ! Not bad, that would be an insult !, just average ! Norway is head and shoulders above this, Geoff !

From: Geoff Date: September 5, 2004 at 7:15
Nicely done, AOR Freaky. I can actually appreciate those comments as it is your opinion, which I can respect, without telling me my opinion is wrong and worthless. As I said, I appreciate those comments, but to say this is too popppy seems an odd statement as the big fan of AOR you are. I'm not sure which features this CD possesses that makes it more poppier than other releases, but I don't personally see it. Also, when comparing songwriting ability these guys make a meal of Norway, IMO.

From: AOR freaky Date: September 5, 2004 at 7:51
I respect your opinion, Geoff ! But for me this record is NOT AOR, but rather pop/rock ! I never said it's bad, but I prefer REAL AOR above the more poppy/rock stuff ! And IMO Norway is a great band, though I agree that their debut had a weak production, but song wise ! ? STRONG !

From: Date: November 28, 2004 at 10:06
one of my top ten albums of all time .Great songs and is catchy as hell .Buy it 10 out of 10

From: Gazza Styx Date: December 2, 2004 at 16:15
A very very good AOR album. The first few tracks are a bit weak but there are some belters towards the middle and end of the cd. My only criticsm would be the lyrics. Very cliched. Hope they do another album

From: javie Date: December 22, 2004 at 6:14
masterpiece absoluta de lo mejorcito en los ultimos años.

From: booper71 Date: December 30, 2004 at 17:16
One of the best cd's. Great guitar and rhythm section. Pride is my favorite song, then it's Running In The Night.

From: Lovedrive Date: August 12, 2005 at 4:47
Veo comentarios un poco exagerados acerca de este disco... No me ha gustado nada de nada.

From: juan carlos Date: December 7, 2006 at 19:39
No me maravilla pero de que hacen un AOR de calidad pues claro. Mis favoritas son "Pride" que sobresale de principio a fin, "Keep Our Love Alive" una muy tranquila y sentimental canción, "Too Young Hearts" es otra tranquila muy buena y "The Moment". 8.5/10

From: juan carlos Date: May 22, 2007 at 16:43
El tema bonus "We All Go To Change" es un temazo en donde el duo vocal Terje y Bennech se lo curran muy bien, lástima que esté como bonus pues es uno de los Highlights del album, Saludos.

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: October 3, 2007 at 22:55
Buen trabajo buenos cortes, buenas baladas un decente albun ... que tiene como gran tema para mi "Stay Away"

From: PODEROSO YIRO Date: April 25, 2008 at 22:43
I remember i had generated a lot of expectation about this album, because i was very intrigued by the comments about it and when i finally listened it... mmm what a disapoinment. I didn´t find a single song which could be just good; no hooks and a very common album. I don´t like this album and really i don´t recomend it at all

From: PODEROSO YIRO Date: April 25, 2008 at 22:48
This album doesn´t have nothing to do with the first NELSON album, which is an amazing HARD AOR album, with all the great things that people like us gotta love!... in the other hand in this album i don´t find anything which at least could be near to that Great NELSON debut. Both groups are in a very different league IMHO.

From: shoemaker Date: April 26, 2008 at 8:50
The only strong song is "The Moment"

From: Xristoss-90 Date: February 4, 2009 at 8:51
Choruses are like pre-choruses..

From: Kralli Date: January 19, 2012 at 16:03
"The Moment" is pure brilliance!

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