ALIEN FORCE – We Meet Again

ALIEN FORCE - We Meet Again
  • 9/10
    ALIEN FORCE - We Meet Again - 9/10


From The Vaults Records
Release date: November 26, 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
7/10 (2 votes)

The Backstory

Influential Denmark Heavy Metal band Alien Force, released their debut album Hell and High Water in 1985. The album is considered legendary in the NWOBHM underground. The Danes followed up with 1986’s Pain and Pleasure. The ’90s proved problematic for Alien Force and they disbanded. After a couple of festival appearances in recent years, Alien Force is back with their first studio album in 35 years, We Meet Again.

The Album

Solid chugga-chugga riffs lead the charge on “Set Me Free.” Peter Svale Andersen has a unique vocal delivery, very throaty but still melodic. If repetition is the father of all learning, then you are sure to learn the hook on “Rebellions” in no time. This call-to-arms song is not just infectious, but its also a thought-provoking commentary. “I Decide” is a simple, catchy, and melodic. “Killing Time” slows the album’s pace down with deep and haunting guitar tones that pick up as the emotion escalates.

“Forgive Me” wastes no time in getting the energy back up with it’s late ’70s, early ’80s Classic Rock vibe. “We Meet Again” has some killer riffage as well as some ProgRock elements to it. “Precious Time” is dominated by Frank East’s thumping bass and the fiery guitar work of Henrik Rasmussen. Michael Rasmussen’s drums are in the pocket, as much as they have been throughout the album. “Song For You” closes out the album with plenty of emotion and power for a ballad.

The Verdict

We Meet Again was worth the 35 year wait. The album is loaded with all the guitars, melody, and power you crave.


  1. Set Me Free
  2. Rebellions
  3. I Decide For You
  4. Sceptical Feeling
  5. Killing Time
  6. Forgive Me
  7. We Meet Again
  8. Precious Time
  9. Temptiations
  10. Song For You

Alien Forces is

Peter Svale Andersen – Vocals
Henrik Rasmussen – Guitar
Michael Rasmussen – Drums
Frank East – Bass


  • 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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