TREAT

Hard Rock • Sweden
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Treat is a melodic-rock band from Stockholm, Sweden. In the second half of the 1980s they had national as well as international successes with songs like "Too wild", "Get you on the run", "Ride me high", "World of promises" and "Party all over".

They have been playing on arrangements like Monsters of Rock 1988 in Germany, they were the opening act for Queen in Sweden in 1986, and opened for W.A.S.P. during their first Sweden visit.

In 2005 they did a comeback and released the collection Weapons of choice 1984-2006 on March 19th, which included the previously unreleased track "Still in heaven" along with the two new songs "GO!" and "Burn for you". They did their first reunion show in front of 4000 people on the Sweden Rock Festival on 10 June 2006.

They have been signed on labels like Mercury, Vertigo and now Universal.
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TREAT Scratch and Bite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scratch and Bite
Hard Rock 1985
TREAT The Pleasure Principle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Pleasure Principle
Hard Rock 1986
TREAT Dreamhunter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dreamhunter
Hard Rock 1987
TREAT Organized Crime album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Organized Crime
Hard Rock 1989
TREAT Treat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Treat
Hard Rock 1992
TREAT Muscle in Motion album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Muscle in Motion
Hard Rock 2001
TREAT Coup De Grace album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Coup De Grace
Hard Rock 2010
TREAT Ghost Of Graceland album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Ghost Of Graceland
Hard Rock 2016
TREAT Tunguska album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Tunguska
Hard Rock 2018

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TREAT Weapons of Choice album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Weapons of Choice
Hard Rock 2006

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TREAT Tunguska

Album · 2018 · Hard Rock
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Kev Rowland
Treat may have taken a break at one point during their career, but the current line-up of Robert Ernlund (vocals), Anders Wikström (Guitars and backing vocals), Patrick Appelgren (keyboards, guitar and backing vocals), Jamie Borger (drums), and bass player Pontus Egberg (King Diamond) features just one person, Egberg, who wasn’t on their 1985 debut ‘Scratch and Bite’. This is the first album I have heard from the Swedish group, and there is no doubt that there are some fine hard rock musicians here, just a shame that the arrangements and production let it down so much. Here is an album where every attempt has been made to sanitise and polish it out of existence, and while there may have been some punch and threat in there when they recorded it that is unfortunately now long gone. I am sure that there are going to be some very happy fans of the band out there, and certainly this album is being raved about on the web, but there just isn’t enough variation and power in this for me and it soon fell into the background. Fans of bands such as Eclipse, Hardline, Pretty Maids, Harem Scarem and Danger Danger may well find plenty here to enjoy, but there isn’t enough edge for me.

TREAT Muscle in Motion

Album · 2001 · Hard Rock
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Stephen
An album that was meant to be released after 'Organized Crime' but eventually dropped down due to musical climate change. This album was eventually out in 2001 but sounds unfinished and unpolished, mainly because it's only demos, but Treat fans were pleased to see lots of great tracks finally came to the surface, such as 'You Won't See Me Cryin' and the ballad, 'Waiting To Get Even'. Don't be afraid to see that it's a 2001 releases because these songs were done in the 80s and none of them are modern-influenced, but as you probably know, Treat never sold out to any other genres than the classic MHR.

The next five tracks are a bit so-so, good but weren't up the Treat standard, could be the reasons why those haven't made to their prior 80s albums. 'Streets Cry Freedom' has nice vocal touch while 'Once In A Lunchtime', a funny title with neat riffs. The last three tracks, on the other hand, are a goody. 'Money' started to shine on bridge before exploding big on the great chorus. 'Every Muscle In Motion' is huge from the start and the live version of 'Rev It Up' is clearly a rare gem to have.

Production here is relatively poor but that's expected from old demos. If you don't have an issue with that and also a big Treat fans, this is a must, but this ain't a great start to new fans. Look for 'The Pleasure Principle', 'Dreamhunter', or jumped directly to 'Coup de Grace' to begin. Anyway, good album to have and 75% is warranted.

TREAT Organized Crime

Album · 1989 · Hard Rock
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Stephen
I don't find this album appealing in the first spin, that's because I thought it's a very generic attempt by a Swedish band to emulate what Warrant and Poison did in the US, but years ahead when I started digging up Scandinavian bands, this came up along with their other albums, and when I decided to sit tight and give this gem a second chance, its true value started to shine and boy I just realized what I missed back then.

The Warrant and Poison reference isn't entirely wrong, especially when you listen to songs like "Party All Over", which can be a fun track in 'Cherry Pie' or "Get You On The Run", the great commercial stuff that could have been Poison track. "Conspiracy" is an uptempo blast, "Mr.Heartache" is heavy yet still retained the melodic edge, "Home Is Where Your Heart Is" is a fantastic melodic gem, the sparkling chorus is huge. Probably only "Hunger" is the disposable filler, but the rest are extremely good and very 80s sounding.

Treat is a legend in the melodic rock and AOR realm and I'm not surprised with the talent they possessed and the quality of this album. Comparing this to their latest album, "Coup De Grace", which I think is the higlight of 2010, this album might be a little bit behind, but both and their other releases are too valuable to skip. Brilliant effort by Ernlund and the gang, after hundred of spins, whiskeys, and beers, oh yeah, still as good as ever.

TREAT Coup De Grace

Album · 2010 · Hard Rock
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Stephen
Treat is back in business with the classic line-up in 2006 when they released the compilation "Weapons of Choice" followed by an invitation to held up a triumphant concert in front of 4.000 cheering crowd at the Sweden Rock Festival. After another couple years of writing, "Coup de Grace" was finished and released in 2010, commemorating the band's 25 years anniversary and the first studio album in 18 years. Their musical direction is still classic AOR roots, but this time, they empowered their music with a hard rock and melodic metal edge, sitting on top of a modernized-sounding riffage platform. The sound production which was handled by guitarist Anders Wikstrom himself is excellent and ultimately satisfying.

The hard thing to do when you listen to this album is to pick which track is weak because each song has its own strength and sounded different. "The War Is Over" sets up the mood very well with its bombastic chorus, "All In" and "Paper Tiger" kick in with a furious riffs and glorious chorus, "Roar" is an uptempo rockers in the veins of modern Bon Jovi, "A Life To Die For" is such an emotional ballad that could shed tears to thousands of women. "Skies of Mongolia" is another example of melodic rock perfection, "No Way Without You" possessed a huge sing-along chorus, and the best track of the album, "We Own The Night", is an absolute winner with a soaring harmonic vocals and heavenly chorus that's inspired by Def Leppard's hit, "Hysteria". Just when you think the greatness of this album was over, they still give you the enchanting "All For Love" and the upbeat crunchy rocker "Breathless".

If you like modern AOR/melodic rock bands such as H.E.A.T, Brother Firetribe, or The Poodles, "Coup de Grace" can be easily digested, but for those who favor the real classic 80s style might find this a bit patchy or too modern. However, with killer compositions like these, after multiple listens, I can guarantee that "Coup de Grace" will be a huge grower. To me, this is a mighty comeback and could be their masterpiece to date as well as one of the greatest releases of 2010.

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