• 8/10
    ELECTRIC HAZE - Get In Line - 8/10


Idle North Records
Release date: Streaming NOW, Physical copies – July 25, 2021

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10.0:         Cannot be improved! Perfect, instant classic! Essential in any record collection.
9.5 – 9.9:  Fantastic, spectacular and outstanding!
9.0 – 9.4:  Amazing release! It just lacks that little extra spice to make it perfect.
8.5 – 8.9:  Exceptional release! Will likely rank among top ten albums of the year.
8.0 – 8.4:  Great release! It has many different qualities.
7.5 – 7.9:  Above average! It is an enjoyable release.
7.0 – 7.4:  It is not brilliant, but has many strong points.
6.0 – 6.9:  It has its moments, but is not that strong.
5.0 – 5.9:  Slightly above average, does not stand out. Good outweighs bad by just a little.
4.0 – 4.9:  Just below average, bad outweighs good by just a little.
3.0 – 3.9:  Mediocre. There might be a song or a performance that is enjoyable, but that is it.
2.0 – 2.9:  Very weak! There might be a light at the end of the tunnel, too many flaws.
1.0 – 1.9:  This release gives the word “terrible” new meaning.
0.1 – 0.9:  Awful! Avoid at all cost. There is nothing good to say about this release.


User Review
8.5/10 (1 vote)

The Backstory

Electric Haze formed in Umeå, Sweden back in 2014. In 2016 they released their self-titled EP. Get in Line is the group’s first full-length album.

The Album

“Succuba” is a catchy hard rocker with lots of energy and bombast. Vocalist Anton Ekström laments about a seductive woman who is really a demon ready to steal his soul. “Woah” keeps the momentum going with pounding kick drums and more cowbell than your ’70s soul can handle. The chorus is sure to be a great sing-along section at live shows. Anton stumbles a little bit on “Get In Line.” It’s clear those particular high notes aren’t really meant for him. Musically the song maintains a tight groove and bluesy bounce.

Guitarist Tommy Töyrä flexes his chops throughout “All I Ask For,” with meaty riffs and fiery solos. Lyrically the track condemns those that abuse their power. Electric Haze bring out the acoustics for the grief-stricken ballad “Cavern of Pain.” Drummer Yuppie Andersson is a madman leading the charge on “Lest We Forget.” Anton nails the falsetto tones this time around. The riff show returns on “Too Close to the Truth.” Bassist André Ekström gets his due on the emotionally building track “Cryin’.”

The Verdict

Get in Line revitalizes the Glam Rock you loved in the ’80s and adds a splash of ’90s Stoner Rock to the mix. For their first proper studio album, Electric Haze delivers a fun Rock ‘n’ Roll ride with no frills.


  1. Succba
  2. Woah!
  3. Get In Line
  4. All I Ask For
  5. Cavern of Pain
  6. Lest We Forget
  7. Too Close to the Truth
  8. Clenched Fist
  9. Cryin’
  10. Hidden Ghost Track (CD Only)

Electric Haze is

Anton Ekström – Vocals
Tommy Töyrä – Guitars
André Ekström – Bass
Yuppie Andersson – Drums


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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