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TRETTIOŇRIGA KRIGET

Trettioariga Kriget

 

Crossover Prog

3.81 | 63 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars TRETTIOARIGA KRIGET were born at the dawn of the 70's in SaltsjŲbaden,a seaside resort of Stockholm.They started as a 6-men band,including two drummers (!),before they shorten the line-up to four members by 1972.During the summer of 74' they recorded their first album,which was released in August of the same year under the eponymous title.

TRETTIOARIGA KRIGET had their own music views,far from tne jazz/rock or folk/symph sound with the intense melancholy adapted by the Swedish bands of the time.Their debut is a nice example of hard progressive rock with superb breaks loaded with strong guitar playing,frenetic rhythms and heavy bass lines.Main influences come from mid-70's KING CRIMSON,especially guitarists Christer Ňkerberg and Robert Zima had to be great fans of ROBERT FRIPP,imitating his complex breaks and intricate bluesy style of playing.A talented and very tight rhythm section provides the appropriate background to the guitarists,who sometimes even recall YES' Steve Howe guitar chords.Vocals are sung in Swedish by Robert Zima (despite he was of Austrian origin !),who has a very psychedelic and deep style of singing and,as for other instruments,you'll just find a couple of moments with very distinctive flutes and mellotron in the background.So,mainly this is a guitar-dominated album with a hard,bluesy sound filled with complicated structures and sudden breaks.Every progressive rock fan can find something to like in this album,which is another very strong release coming from the 70's Swedish prog rock scene...

apps79 | 3/5 |

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