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Guerilla Fighting Method

by Valerian

Hard rock with monster guitars, melodic but powerful hooks and a lead singer with a message.
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fugitive
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2. Reservoir
4:12 $0.99
3. Hard Done By
3:48 $0.99
4. A Human Being
3:56 $0.99
5. The Game
3:30 $0.99
6. My Only Love
4:25 $0.99
7. Mr. Despot
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8. Soldier of Fortune
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9. The Children of the Menticide
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10. Draft Horse
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Album Notes
City Canyons Records announces the release of Finnish group Valerian's hot new monster of an album, GUERILLA FIGHTING METHOD, a revolutionary album in more ways than one. "Hot" is not just slang for a winning rocker, although the album is certainly that. "Hot" also means angry. Valerian has issues with "The Man" and the band doesn't hold anything back, attacking everyone from "Mr. Despot," (who bears a striking resemblance to certain current politicians) to those who attempt to destroy the will and identity of the younger generation in "Children of the Menticide". In short, the band grabs the world of corrupt power by the throat and just won't let go.

None of the album becomes a preachy diatribe however. Huge twin guitars from Toni Ritonen and Matti Toivonen, the remarkable rhythm section of bassist Janne Jääskeläinen and drummer Tipi Andersson together with the protean voice of lead singer Olli Koskela grabs your body and soul and won't let go. The powerful political and social statements of the Finnish group dominate the album but there are some other winning components of the CD as well including, by way of example, a haunting and somewhat disturbing lament for lost love in "Reservoir" and a tender ballad, "My Only Love".

GUERILLA FIGHTING METHOD is the second album from Valerian. While the band's first album under the City Canyons Record label, INTIMATIONS OF SORROW, was hailed as a glam metal influenced classic, the Finnish five go in a somewhat different direction this time, blending such influences as Guns n' Roses with post-Nirvana alternative rock and the social and political awareness of a Bruce Springsteen



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Ricky Flake, South Mississippi Sun Herald

Power and aplomb!
This Finnish band's debut City Canyons release, "Intimations of Sorrow," was reviewed one hurricane and one computer ago; but I dug its old-school glam metal music. GUERILLA FIGHTING METHOD tackles weightier issues, namely "the Man" and his destruction of the environment. There are some love songs here, as well; but lead singer/songwriter Olli Koskela is upset by current world events. The twin guitars of Toni Ritonen and Matti Toivonen, and the tight rhythm section of bassist Janne Jääskeläinen and drummer Tipi Andersson, back Olli's chameleonic voice with power and aplomb.
My favorite songs include the blistering opener, "Fugitive," the love-lost song, "Reservoir," and the sneering "Hard Done By," which contains Olli's most Layne Staley-like vocals. Criticism of humans and their all-for-profit motives surface on "A Human Being (Will Hope Return)," and more direct fingers are pointed at politicians on "Mr. Despot."All in all, this is a darker album than its predecessor, but very musically enjoyable. Grab your copy locally, or shop online at www.citycanyons.com or major online retailers.


Valerian takes post-grunge to the next level...
Valerian from FINLAND. Finland is a very beautiful country. Nah, just kidding... Valerians new album will take you to the land of memorable choruses and crunchy melodies. If you would had to describe album with just a one word, it would be: ROCK 'N' ROLL!

Now i just wanna thank the band behind my favorite album. THANK YOU GUYS, YOU'RE THE BEST!