1. Love Sensation
2. Slugged out
3. Air it out
4. Piece of the Action
5. Sad Sound of Goodbye
6. No time for love
7. Hello Mr. Heartache
8. Let’s go down fighting
9. Sheik Iddup
10. Love will know
Release Date: 23 October 2009
…And again sweden is on its way to conquer the world. The guys of Grand Design play good, old styled hard rock like we heard it best in the 80’s. The band around mainman Pelle Saether was founded back in 2006 and with „Time Elevation“ they published their first album in 2009. With this album Grand Design has real good chances for the big bang.
Maybe someone of you know about Pelle Saether. He worked as vocalist with the bands Zeelion,
Shizophrenic Circus and some others and was also active as producer.
The band is:
Pelle Saether (vocals)
Peter Ledin (lead guitar)
Richard Holmgren (drums)
Anders Modd (bass)
Dennsi Vestman (guitar)
The opener is a straight forward song and remembers directly to Def Leppard. That is the stuff that Grand Design proclaim as their main interest, like you can read on their webpage „Grand Design will bring the rock of the 80’s back into your players and to the big stages“.
And I think they made it. The album contains songs full of energy where you feet can’t stand still. „Air it out“ points with a magnificant chorus, a quality that you will not hear in every band playing this style. Time Elevation is an album that is better not being missed on your next rock’n roll partys. The band by the way filmed a video for „Air it out“ that remembers a little to Mötley Crüe. But I think the band exactly wanted that.
And then….“Piece of the action“. That is exactly my song. Starts brilliant and continues the bow of excitement. Great !! That’s how good melodic rock should be made.
„Sad Song“ is another midtempo song on which you hear that the band like to play and know how to work with their instruments.
„Sheik Iddup“ is a good song to be interactive. Lots of tempo changes. Specially made for headbangers.
On an album like this there also has to be a ballad. And it comes with „Love will know“. Rockers write the best ballads. That’s a fact. Point !!
Finally there is no song that loses quality. Also „Hello Mr. Heartache“ is played well. The whole album keep the standard high and makes Time Elevation an menue that tastes excellent.
Personally I like this album a lot, it is on rotation the whole day and I even copied it to my mp3 player to take the songs outside into the world.
People that like Europe, Def Leppard, Ratt or similar can’t do anything wrong buying this album. Time Elevation shouldn’t be missed in any cd rack. For me the album is the best to bring you through the rainy summer, cause of its happy vibes.
Grand Design actually working on a new album. Can’t wait to hear that.