Anders Jansson is a talented progressive metal artist whom I discovered through Submithub submissions approximately three months ago. With his third single, ‘Losing Journey,’ released in 2020, he continues to captivate listeners with his music. Officially making releases since 2018, Anders embarked on his musical journey with the single ‘Lost Heart‘ in 2018, followed by ‘C.A.R.‘ and ‘Losing Journey‘ in the same year. As you read on, take a moment to immerse yourself in his song.
Anders Jansson is an artist who exhibits incredible potential through his ideas, structures, guitar playing, intelligent songwriting, and advanced musicianship skills. This was my first encounter with his music, and I was blown away by the level of expertise evident in his masterpiece, ‘Losing Journey.’ As an ardent fan of progressive metal, Anders embodies a fusion of everything I adore about the genre. His music bears the influences of notable figures such as Opeth, John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Ihsahn, and Marco Sfogli. However, it is unfortunate that his album artwork, images, and social media presence fail to convey the positive and professional aspects of his artistic persona.
‘Losing Journey’ is an epic track, an eight-minute-long journey that immediately transports the listener into a dark yet beautiful world. This song defies conventions, embracing its intricate complexity. It commences with full aggression, then transitions into a captivating melodic section. Anders’s acoustic parts and vocal mix reminded me of the timeless masterpiece ‘Watershed‘ by Opeth, sharing similarities with tracks like “Burden” and others. It’s important to note that his Opeth influence is tastefully incorporated, never overpowering the music.
Moreover, Anders masterfully blends his influences, showcasing his strengths in guitar playing, instrumentation, and orchestration. It becomes evident that Anders Jansson is much more than what this project currently portrays. He is an accomplished musician with extensive experience and knowledge of music in general and, of course, metal.