Guards of Metropolis | Alligator

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by Guards of Metropolis

"There is no reason why this album couldn't be huge." - Billboard Magazine
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Perfect World
2:56 album only
2. Exhole
3:15 album only
3. Don't Wanna Be Like You
2:51 album only
4. Down
3:20 album only
5. How Does It Feel
3:53 album only
6. The Way You Are
2:48 album only
7. Postcards From Heaven
4:07 album only
8. On My Own
2:51 album only
9. Tired
4:33 album only
10. Fadeaway
2:56 album only
11. Already Gone
2:50 album only
12. Why
3:27 album only
13. Alligator
4:14 album only


Album Notes
The first time the members of Guards of Metropolis came together to rehearse, it wasn't in a dank basement, a state-of-the-art recording studio, or any of the other traditional locations bands typically use to hone their musical vision. It was in an abandoned chocolate factory on the outskirts of Oslo, Norway while a furious blizzard raged outside.

Within three months of their first string of European concerts, the band left the Old World behind them for a 50 date U.S. tour which quickly garnered them glowing critical reviews, industry attention due to the "considerable buzz" (Hits Magazine) the band was creating, and an enthusiastic public response to their melodic pop rock sound, confrontational lyrics and intense live performances.
And all this solely on the strength of a self recorded demo.

Now you can discover what the excitement is all about with the August 2007 release of Alligator, their first full length album.

Along the way they've endured immigration hassles, hurricanes, and even a name change (they first toured the U.S. as Softcore), but they're still
the same band:

Two girls from Norway’s Arctic Circle. Two guys from sunny California...

Influences from the laid-back northern reaches of Scandinavia and the frantic West Coast of America collide on the Guards of Metropolis' debut CD in a shimmering example of the best that both countries have to offer. A fistful of angst-driven rock and roll riffs tempered by the layered harmonies that Scandinavian groups are famous for lay the groundwork for this rock-pop manifesto. Think ABBA meets AC/DC... and then think again. Each song comes as a stylistic surprise, and singer Kristin Blix's lyrics filter the American experience through a foreigner's eyes; from the vacuous hangers-on they encountered while recording their demos in Hollywood, to such U.S. cultural "icons" as Jerry Springer and Molly Hatchet. Rage never sounded as pretty as it does on this stunning debut!



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