Henric Blomqvist is a guitarist from Finland that plays a guitar orientated form of rock music which also combines influences from both classic rock and heavy metal and he also teams up with some very well known musicians on this recording and this is a review of his 2014 album "All Of Your Illusions" which was released by inverse Records.
Synths start off the album bringing in some darkness before adding in melodic guitar leads which then take the music into a more classic rock orientated form of metal sound along with some psychedelic sounds and melodic vocals and there are also great amounts of prog elements being utilized in the music.
On some of the later tracks acoustic guitars are brought in along with some old school power ballads which would be perfectly suited for airplay on classic rock stations but having a more psych and metal feeling to them and the guitar player shows he has a great amount of talent and skill throughout the album having a great amount of creative sounding guitar solos and leads.
As the album progresses the music brings in a mixture of both power ballads and hard tracks as well as adding a bit of hair metal in the sound but in a more psychedelic fashion and there is a great amount of diversity throughout the songs as well as a lot of catchy structures being added into the music.
Henric Blomqvist brings in a very retro and classic rock sound with his musical style as well as adding in some of the heaviness of commercial metal of the 80's in his sound, the production is very professional sounding and the lyrics cover everyday themes.
In my opinion Henric Blomgvist is a very great sounding classic rock/metal guitarist and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Place Of Fear" "Black Sky" "When We Where Young" and "All of Your Illusions". 8 out of 10.