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Artist: Europe

Title: War of Kings

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Europe War of Kings Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 2015

Label: Hell & Back Recordings

Catalog Number: UDR 0480 CD


Joey Tempest vocals
John Norum guitar
Mic Michaeli keyboards
John Leven bass
Ian Haugland drums


1.  War of Kings  
2.  Hole in My Pocket  
3.  The Second Day  
4.  Praise You  
5.  Nothin to Ya  
6.  California 405  
7.  Days of Rock N Roll  
8.  Children of the Mind  
9.  Rainbow Bridge  
10.  Angels (With Broken Hearts)  
11.  Light It Up  
12.  Vasastan  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Wardy Date: March 6, 2015 at 6:55
With War Of Kings Europe steps slightly away from the OTT blues of previous outing/s & instead pay homage to their own 70's influences. Production sounds a little retro at times too kinda vintage with effects adding to the old-school vibe. And clever buggers they are too because perhaps more-so than ever since reforming we hear those big Europe melodies of old sneaking back into the fold, giving the DeepPurple &co influences the Europe twist. Getting past the usual epic title track opener, also high on rotation is the dark Children Of The Mind while slower it reminds a little of the likes of Seventh Sign & the Wings material, the rocking walk through music history Days Of Rock N' Roll, nasty Nothin' To Ya & the moody yet sunny California 405 to name just a few. Joey is back to his best & Europe have delivered what is to these ears their finest record since Secret Society, a record that should please fans of both the new and old Europe. Get the Digi with bonus instrumental - Rating 8.5

From: 123charpenay Date: March 6, 2015 at 16:53
hum i ve heard the samples on n e h records........it a real nighmare.this record is a disaster.no melodies nothing catch me.a shame how a band of this quality with a so brilliant career can offer to us a big shit like this.it s a slaughter.november 30 2015 they will play in my town lyon in guest of scorpions for a very exciting concert.hope they forget their new carnage and they will play their classic songs.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 8, 2015 at 11:16
You can listen from miles away the UFO,Rainbow or even Deep Purple sound influence in here...a more rocking album than anything else with a touch of Blues as well(the last instrumental B/T says it all)...my fave ones are "Children Of The Mind" & "Light It Up"...tracks 2,3,6,7 & 9 also are good ones...recommended stuff...a very mature band is what Europe has become...88/100

From: CC Date: March 10, 2015 at 8:40
I think in this day and age you have to know what to expect from a new Europe album. It is going to be the darker heavier sound, not the pomp and big keyboards of yesteryear, so every time I see someone complain about their new albums I roll my eyes. If you dont like modern Europe there is a very simple thing to do, dont buy their newest releases. This one is much the same as their last few albums, a good mix between the Start from dark modern take, mixed with some classic melodies. Norum riffs it up like a maniac on some tracks, which is always welcome. While this album has yet to sink in fully for me, Hole in my pocket stood out straight away, and is a fantastic addition to their catalogue. Loving the modern day Europe.

From: dany69 Date: July 13, 2015 at 18:21
..bring Kee back to Europe! Norum = Boring

From: Stixx Date: June 18, 2016 at 8:04
New era Europe is performing well, but the songs lack good catchy choruses, and after a while, I always turn to the classic albums. It's not bad, but a band like Treat write so much stronger songs these days. Boring, I'm sad to say.

From: 123charpenay Date: July 18, 2016 at 14:16
europe at "guitares en scène" festival last saturday.like status quo they have playing on the big stage.the sound was perfect,the musicians are very very talented,they are masters in their speciality.joe tempest is a top class showman.the girls in front the stage was really hysterical.but they open the show with two songs from "war of kings".no melodies for these very dark songs so the crowd don t follow.the third song was "rock the night" so they wake up their fans.after we have several heavy and darker songs.no interest.the second part of the show was better with many many hits "girl of lebannon" for example.of course they finished with their intergalatic hit "the final countdown".

From: nobycane74 Date: January 29, 2017 at 10:50
This is certainly a more diverse and laid back release for Europe. I have tried to revisit this release over and over again, and have really struggled to embrace this record. This record seems like a forced effort on the bands part and doesn't provide any outlet and stands by itself among their last several releases... I was able to connect to four tracks on here (even with the bonus tracks), the rest is too diverse, dark and dismal for Europe and its fans. Hopefully their next record takes them back on the right track! HIGHLIGHT TRACKS: #2,7,8,11. MY RATING: 40/100.

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