Ronnie Atkins – One Shot

Ronnie Atkins – One Shot

Label: Frontiers Music

Release date: 12th March, 2021 


First ever solo effort by PRETY MAIDS frontman RONNIE ATKINS (NORDIC UNION, AVANTASIA) is nothing but a real killer. The charismatic Danish singer for the most part leaves the path of his mainband and with massive support of bandmate Chris Laney (keys) turns to more melodic and less heavy material. Incredibly hook-driven, very personal and simply intense, this will be the ultimate RONNIE ATKINS album highlighting his unique voice and personality. Hopefully, “One Shot“ is not going to be the definite legacy of the congenial frontman who is struggling with serious health issues for some time. The uplifting opener “Real“, though, is surprisingly positive and slightly popish but in the course of the record and with indisputable highlights like “Scorpio“, “Picture Yourself“, “One By One“ or “When Dreams Are Not Enough“ the flavor of the material is getting both mature and serious, perfectly illustrated in the line “tomorrow is too late“ in the song “One Shot“. An album to be loved by melodic rock fans and PRETTY MAIDS supporters alike. Guest appearances by Oliver Hartmann (g, AVANTASIA), Kee Marcello (g, ex EUROPE) or Björn Strid (v, SOILWORK, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA) and many others. Well done, Mr. Atkins!


Martin Stark


1. Real 3:59

2. Scorpio 4:35

3. One Shot 5:26

4. Subjugated 3:51

5. Frequency Of Love 3:19

6. Before The Rise Of An Empire 3:30

7. Miles Away 4:30

8. Picture Yourself 4:13

9. I Prophesize 3:30

10. One By One 3:45

11. When Dreams Are Not Enough 4:12

Author: Martin Stark

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