…whilst in the silent corners of the band’s tour bus, 11 new hymns have been written for their opus no. 5, entitled »No More Hollywood Endings«. Recorded by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and guitarist Joona Björkroth at JKB Studios; the record was also produced and mixed by Janne. The cover artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (KORPIKLAANI, MANOWAR etc.), who already took care of the »Bringer Of Pain« design.
It begins with the driving opening track ‘Unbroken’, graced with orchestral elements, which have been recorded by a real string ensemble this time. Up next, the first single and title track ‘No More Hollywood Endings’, which takes the fans by surprise with its extravagant lead melodies; followed by the hymnic stadium rocker ‘Eden’ and the heavily 80’s breathing ‘Unfairy Tales’, the listener arrives at ‘Endless Summer’, delivering one of Noora’s most soulful performances. Kicking off the 2nd half of the record with an old-school 8-bit music intro, ‘The Hero’ speeds up the tempo again and leads into the next banger, ‘Piece Of Me’. Also packed with an orchestral chorus is ‘I Wish’, the ballad of the album, right before the duo ‘Raise Your Fists’and ‘The Golden Horde’ gallops towards the glorious closing track in which BATTLE BEAST literally set the ‘World On Fire’.
Double Black vinyl in gatefold.