Origin: Sweden
Genres: Hard Rock
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Narnia  


Swedish hard rockers Narnia started as a more of a project than a band, as the first album, Awakening, was recorded as a duo (with guitarist Carljohan Grimmark playing all instruments and Christian Liljegren singing). They expanded to a proper five-piece shortly thereafter, and have since released several similar albums, all in the neoclassical melodic hard rock arena, highlighted by Grimmark's Yngwie Malmsteen-esque guitarwork (flashier on the earlier albums, somewhat toned down on Desert Land) and the melodic vocals of Lilgegren, likened by some to Don Dokken. Though a bit on the safe and unadventurous side, it's well done for its style. Some are put off by the rather overt Christian lyrics, though there are certainly preachier bands out there. Far from the heaviest band in existence, they were nonetheless fine in the melodic hard rock field. They announced their plans to break up in April 2010, with their final shows taking place in December.

Current Members

Germán Pascual

vocals

Carljohan Grimmark

guitars (Beautiful Sin, Saviour Machine)

Andreas Olsson

bass (Divinefire, Stormwind)

Andreas Johansson

drums

Former Members/Guests

Christian Liljegren

vocals (Divinefire)

Jakob Persson

bass

Martin Claesson

keyboards


Discography



Awakening 
1998 Nuclear Blast
  1. Break the chains
  2. No more shadows from the past
  3. Return of Aslan
  4. Heavenly love
  5. Time of changes
  6. The awakening
  7. Touch from you
  8. Sign of the time
  • Christian Liljegren
  • Carljohan Grimmark

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



Long Live The King 
1999 Nuclear Blast
  1. Gates Of Paravel
  2. Living Water
  3. Shelter Through The Pain
  4. The Mission
  5. What You Give Is What You Get
  6. The Lost Son
  7. Can't Get Enough Of You
  8. Long Live The King
  9. Dangerous Game
  10. Shadowlands
  • Christian Liljegren
  • Carljohan Grimmark
  • Jakob Persson
  • Martin Claesson
  • Andreas Johansson

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Desert Land 
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. Inner Sanctum
  2. The Witch & The Lion
  3. Falling From The Throne
  4. Revolution Of Mother Earth
  5. The Light At The End Of Tunnel
  6. Angels Are Crying
  7. Walking The Wire
  8. Misty Morning
  9. Trapped In This Age
  • Christian Liljegren
  • Carljohan Grimmark
  • Jakob Persson
  • Martin Claesson
  • Andreas Johansson

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Great Fall 
2003 Nuclear Blast
  1. War preludium
  2. The countdown has begun
  3. Back from hell
  4. No time to lose
  5. Innocent blood
  6. Ground zero
  7. Judgement day
  8. Desert land
  9. The great fall of man
  • Christian Liljegren
  • Carljohan Grimmark
  • Andreas Olsson
  • Martin Claesson
  • Andreas Johansson

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Enter The Gate 
2006 Massacre
  1. Into this game
  2. People of the bloodred cross
  3. Another world
  4. Show all the world
  5. Enter the gate
  6. Take me home
  7. This is my life
  8. Aiming higher
  9. The man from Nazareth
  • Christian Liljegren
  • Carljohan Grimmark
  • Andreas Olsson
  • Andreas Johansson

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



Course Of A Generation 
2009 Massacre
  1. Sail Around The World
  2. When The Stars Are Falling
  3. Course Of A Generation
  4. Scared
  5. Kings Will Come
  6. Rain
  7. Armageddon
  8. One Way To Freedom
  9. Miles Away
  10. Behind The Curtain
  • Germán Pascual
  • Carljohan Grimmark
  • Andreas Olsson
  • Andreas Johansson

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

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