Section A return after an absence of 4 years
with their third album “Sacrifice”. Led by the
rich vocals of Andy Engberg and the virtuoso
guitar work of Torben Enevoldsen (Acacia
Avenue, Fatal Force) the band is completed by
new drummer Thomas Heintzelmann (Decoy) for
the pounding 10 tracks of the new album.
“Sacrifice” marks a heavier and more direct
approach from Section A with a more
streamlined song orientated approach than its
two predecessors “The Seventh Sign” (2003) and
“Parallel Lives” (2006). The progressive
elements of its predecessors are used more
sparingly this time round and lyrically there
is no concept to follow yet the album does
tread the a similar ground in lyric subject
On the music’s direction Torben Enevoldsen
comments, “Musically, this album is a bit
heavier and straighter forward than our
previous efforts. The songs are perhaps also a
bit faster and more energetic. It’s however
basically still a blend of very melodic hard
rock and metal, with a slight touch of Prog.
The initial writing actually began right after
the release of “Parallel Lives”, back in 2006.
The writing and recording sessions then went
on and off during 2007 and 2008, until the
album was finally completed in September of
2009. I did most of the recordings here in my
own studio in Copenhagen, but Andy’s vocals
were recorded at Stonetower Studios in
On the bands new drummer Torben proudly
states, “I think that our new drummer, Thomas
Heintzelmann, has opened new doors to the band
technically. His double bass drumming is very
fast and tight, and that enabled us to utilize
this in our new songs. As a result, a song
like “Land Of The Desert Sun” became just the
way I wanted it. Very tight, fast and heavy”.
Continuing the bands tradition of having a
first rate keyboardist come in an play solos
“Sacrifice” is no exception with Lasse
Finbråten of Circus Maximus adding his
distinctive style and creating a nice
collection of solo trade offs with Enevoldsen.
“Sacrifice” sees Section A back in full metal
mode for their new album and is sure to appeal
to long-term fans of the band as well as win
over a new audience.
• Excellent song based album with first rate
performances and stunning artwork from
Carl-Andre Beckston (Monowasp).
• Torben Enevoldsen has a strong following of
fans thanks his solo works and albums with
Fatal Force, Decoy and Acacia Avenue.
• Torben Enevoldsen is available for interview
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