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TRETTIOŇRIGA KRIGET

Trettioariga Kriget

 

Crossover Prog

3.81 | 66 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is their debut album from 1974. The music can be described as dark with some light jazzy moments. It's not that accessible and i'd call this is a grower. It does boast some terrific guitar (the guy can play !). The vocals are in Swedish and this group has been a big influence on bands like ANGLAGARD and ANEKDOTEN. The cover art was done by the drummer who is an artist.

"Kaledoiska Orogenesen" is about the creation of the Caledonian Mountains and it opens with an outburst of guitar and noise.There is a quotation in English from the song "The Battle Of Epping Forest" by GENESIS. The song ends in a chaotic way. "Roster ran Minus Till Plus" opens with bass and vocals. There is some spoken words with a jazzy backdrop. The guitar melodies 6 minutes in with bass remind me of RUSH. Nice. Mellotron on this one too. "Fjarilsattityder" has a jazzy intro. I love the guitar solos 3 1/2 minutes in. I could listen to that all day.

"Mina Lojen" is my favourite tune. It's an uptempo song that starts and stops a lot to open.The song then builds quickly to a full sound 3 minutes in with mellotron and vocals. Some aggressive guitar to follow and what a beautiful guitar solo 6 1/2 minutes in with a bass solo to follow. "Ur Djupen" has some great mellotron floods a minute in. Vocal melodies remind me of Ian Gillan from DEEP PURPLE on "Child In Time". The song is just dripping with mellotron at this point. "Handlingens Skugga" slowly builds with vocals. It becomes raw and chaotic 4 minutes in until vocals come back. A great guitar solo to end it.

One of the bonus tracks "I've Got No Time" has English vocals and it sounds great ! The last bonus track "Perspektiv" was actually the first song they ever wrote in 1970. It features a passage where the guitarist just jams for about 3 minutes. Incredible ! As I said this one takes some time to get used to but it worth the effort my friends.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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