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ELDEN AV ÅR

Trettioåriga Kriget

 

Crossover Prog

3.98 | 56 ratings

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BORA
4 stars Another pleasant surprise!

A friend passed on some works of this band, a band that I've never heard of before. Another one of their other albums "Kriegssang" was high;y recommended, but always a rebel, I decided to do reverse order, just for the sake of it.

So, not expecting "too" much, I gave this album a spin and resumed of checking my mail. Soon my ears flopped up. Hey, I can happily relate to music like this! My attention suitably aroused. this experience had soon become of outright interest.

On this album the band is very close to what Pink Floyd were about around 1971. Tasteful, laid back, no stress compositions laced with nice guitar work, also reminiscent of early Gilmour approaches. There is even a hint of SBB in parts. The vocals appear to be somewhat less impressive, but since I don't speak the language, I can't comment on their value as in poetry.

What impresses the most is that they don't try too hard, not trying to impress! Heartfelt music, not made to cater for Top10, or to please the record industry, or to score dumb groupies.

No doubt, the music is simple and uncomplicated and therein is it's true value. Recommended for those who can't have enough of early Pink Floyd. There are some weaker moments, but as a whole it easily qualifies for rating of 4.

A footnote. When reading reviews on PA, I generally bypass Crossover - under which this band is currently listed and something that I am not in agreement with. Had it not been for my friend, I would never have displayed any interest as such.

BORA | 4/5 |

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