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CD review TREAT "The Road More or Less Travelled"

Veröffentlicht am 30. April 2017 von Markus W. in Treat, Hardrock, Melodic Metal, Melodic Rock, Rock, News, CD Review, Frontiers Music

(8/10) After having published their latest longplayer “Ghost of Graceland” almost a year ago the Swedish powerhouse comes with a well-gone live album that captures a show done at last years Frontiers Rock Festival in Milano.

With 5 songs the focus of this show was on their latest studio output, an album that was released a few days prior to the show. The set on the Frontiers Rock Festival was a perfect moment to bring the new material live on stage, which was a successful endeavour. Even though the new stuff is good and also song from records like “Coup de Grace” belong to the better ones in melodic hardrock it’s the old classics like “World of Promises” which I would have loved to hear more from.  Fortunately the band also goes back to the very early days with playing “Get You on the Run” from the 1985 debut “Scratch and Bite”, a time when melodic metal had its first peak. These two songs from the bands first era create an appetite for an oldschool set that’s build around the first three longplayers. Anyhow, the reality is named “The Road More or Less Travelled” and unites old and new in a good fashion.

This longplayer captures the show of a fully motivated band, performing melodic rock songs that include a lot of drawing power. Treat fans will definitely add this release to their collection as well as it offers a good overview of the bands different phases for people who might not heard of the band before or missed the early days.





  1. Ghost of Graceland
  2. Better the Devil
  3. Nonstop Madness
  4. Ready for the Taking
  5. Papertiger
  6. Do Your Own Stunts
  7. Endangered
  8. Gimme One More Night
  9. We Own the Night
  10. Roar
  11. Get You on the Run
  12. Conspiracy
  13. Skies of Mongolia
  14. World of Promises


Label: Frontiers Music

Genre: Melodic Hardrock

Release Date EU: April 21st, 2017

CD review TREAT "The Road More or Less Travelled"