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Genre: hard rockBonrud might be a strange name for an American band, but the reason is quite simply that the band is named after its central figure - namely, the guitarist Paul Bonrud. This is their second album, and if you are into tasty and accessible melodic hard rock, then you can't go wrong with this one. Although evolving around a guitarist, the album is not your typical ego-inflating listen-to-my-incredible-fretboard-skills wankery. The music as actually quite balanced with the vocals being in the forefront (and, boy, does Rick Forsgren have a powerful and clear voice!) and the guitar stepping into the limelight in instrumental sections. Stylistically, the songs on the album vary from the heavy and groovy 'We Collide' and 'Last Sunrise' over the ballady 'Liquid Sun' and 'Torn Apart' to the feel-good rockers 'Save Tomorrow.