Although notoriously famous for the hit single and album “The Final Countdown“, that generated sales exceeding 10 million units, Europe have always been far from being a „one hit wonder“ name. Before the world-known hit single, the band had released two solid and respected Hard Rock albums(“Europe“ and “Wings Of Tomorrow“), reflecting their love for pure hard music (Deep Purple, Think Lizzy, Led Zeppelin...). After the „The Final Countdown“ album, Europe release two more coherent albums “Out Of This World“ and “Prisoners in Paradise“ - works that the true Hard Rock connoisseurs welcomed warmly for the great skill in songwriting and musicianship.
After a long split, the band felt the need to come back where they belonged and the two albums after the reunion “Start From The Dark“ and “Secret Society“ are pure Heavy Rock gems, proving everybody Europe are one of the best bands around carrying on the Hard Rock fl ag and not just the pretty boys from Sweden.
“Last Look At Eden“ makes it even clearer. A monumental album based on heavy guitar, great keyboard parts in the 70s Hard Rock tradition and Joey Tempest confirming his talent as one of the most gifted voices in Rock today. The songwriting is mature and there is no single fi ller on the album. From the epic title track, to the melodic ballad “New Love in Town“, the album level is always on the top range. Not as extreme and rude as “Secret Society”, the new Europe album is the ultimate mix of all the great elements that made the Swedish band famous all over the world: tradition, energy, melody and an unique sound. One of the best Hard Rock albums of the year.