Anders Jansson - Losing Journey - Song Review - Modern Progressive Metal from Sydney, Australia

Anders Jansson - Losing Journey - Song Review - Modern Progressive Metal from Sydney, Australia
Anders Jansson - Losing Journey - Song Review - Modern Progressive Metal from Sydney, Australia

Today, we have the pleasure of featuring the promising progressive metal artist, Anders Jansson, hailing from Sydney, Australia. In this review, we delve into his latest track, 'Losing Journey,' exploring its character, style, story, potential, and more.

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.

Technically, 'Losing Journey' excels in every aspect, setting exceptional standards. The production quality ensures a clean, clear, atmospheric, and natural sound. The recording, balance, mix, and harmony are expertly executed, resulting in a captivating sonic experience. It is worth noting that this music extends beyond songwriting; it is the result of masterful composition, akin to crafting a screenplay or novel.

Furthermore, it is unclear if Anders collaborated with a professional for his album recordings or production. From the information available, it appears that he is the driving force behind the remarkable expertise showcased throughout this exceptional piece of work.

Taking all these aspects into account, I am thoroughly impressed by Anders Jansson. Another Swedish virtuoso composer and instrumentalist, reminiscent of the likes of Mikael Akerfeldt. Whether it's the water they drink in Sweden or simply their innate talent, Anders Jansson embodies everything I love and respect about metal music. As previously mentioned, he demonstrates immense potential across various aspects, but it is his pure creativity that truly stands out. 'Losing Journey' is one of the most impressive progressive metal songs I have had the pleasure of encountering lately—a track that will undoubtedly make Anders and his family proud for years to come.

'Losing Journey' has rightfully earned its place on our 'Top Metal Songs Playlist' on Spotify.

Please feel free to explore the links below to learn more about Anders Jansson, follow him on social media, subscribe to his channels, show your support, and stay updated on his upcoming releases.

In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team wholeheartedly congratulates Anders Jansson for his exceptional work on 'Losing Journey' and wishes him continued success in his future career endeavors. Thank you for joining us on this musical exploration.



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