Darkzen Dragon states, «Hardland show their creativity fused the chords of classic rock with the synthesizer and keyboards creating an interesting proposal that will keep you attentive to each of their songs.».
In Control is the title of the second album by the Dutch rockers Hardland. Even more than with the self-titled debut of 2017, the band has managed to create a completely different Melodic Alternative Rock sound from very different influences. This ranges from Heavy Rock, AOR over 80s-Wave to accessible powerpop, with a special love for music from the 1970s and 1980s. The track Dazzled By The Presence Of Love,
The very well done cover Are Friends Electric, which was a big hit for the British synthesizer formation Tubeway Army in 1979, further underlines this. In Control otherwise only contains own compositions: hard Rock songs interspersed with a single ballad.
01. The Nation’s Biggest Enemies 03.27
02. Are Friends Electric 05.16
03. The Powers Within 05.15
04. Rise & Shine 03.15
05. Haunted 03.20
06. Dazzled By The Presence Of Love 03.45
07. Love, Love, Love 04.46
08. Pleasure & Pain 03.54
09. Still Dreaming 04.52
10. Last Goodbye 04.06