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ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN

Kebnekajse

 

Prog Folk

3.44 | 7 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
4 stars Apparently this compilation album is the easier record available from Kebnekaise and it is a worthy introduction to their folk era period. Having nothing to do with the first album (which was an all-rocking affair from what I gather), this compilation concentrate (luckily) on their second album and a bit less on the third one (which close to pure folk) and add a two more unrealeased tracks from 77. A fair selection, if you ask me.

As mentioned above, this album relies mainly on their second album (to the point of borrowing its artwork and the whole of its tracks), and this is a gigantic plus (and not just in my book) as that album is among the best to come out of Scandinavia. From the third album, the track selection is definitely not quite as undisputable (the fact that the 13-min Bjornbar epic is absent is a shame. As for the two unreleased tracks, they are relatively conventional folk which brings us to the more traditional part of the third album.

Be careful as this compilation was also released on Silence Record (in 90 as this one is from 93) with a vastly different artwork and simply titled Kebnekaise, but the track listing is exactly the same. A very correct introduction to the band, but unfortunately not lifting the mystery hovering their first hard rock album.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |

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