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CLOSER TO DOOM (6 TRACK VERSION)

Bigelf

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3.83 | 16 ratings | 3 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Change (3:42)
2. Crazy (3:35)
3. Frustration (5:21)
4. Salvation (3:20)
5. In The Void (4:16)
6. Closer To Doom (4:57)

Total Time: 25:11

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Line-up / Musicians

- Damon Fox / keyboards, guitar, vocals
- Andrew H.M. Jones / guitar, piano, vocals
- Richard Anton / bass guitar, vocals
- Thom Sullivan / drums

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THIRD HOLE RECORDS THR70001

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BIGELF Closer to Doom (6 track version) ratings distribution


3.83
(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
25%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
38%
Good, but non-essential (38%)
38%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by Greger
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4 stars This is a band that deserves to make it big. BIGELF are a group of four guys from Los Angeles who plays on old keyboards, like Mellotron, Hammond B3 and a set of green Vista-lite drums, Gibson Les Pauls, SG, Flying V's and a Rickenbacker bass. This is a perfect rock album with mostly 70's influenced rock, but with elements from both the 60's and the 90's. It touches Pop, Hard rock, Glam, Psychedelic and Progressive Rock. They have a very unique sound, which is there own, but also a mixture between BEATLES, BLACK SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN, DEEP PURPLE and KING CRIMSON. Damon Fox is a very good singer who sounds a bit like David Bowie, Brian Wilson or Syd Barrett. The music consists of heavy, fat, guitar pop riffs, harmonies and aggressive experimental passages that could have been arranged by Lennon/McCartney. Sylvia Massy, known for his work with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and Skunk Anansie have produced the album, and it sounds very fresh, but with a 70's sound. The best track in my opinion is the Beatles inspired track "In The Void", but every track is a little masterpiece in itself. Highly recommended!

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Review by The Owl
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4 stars A FUN album to crank up to 11 in a Sabbath-meets-Crimson and The Beatles kind of way! You gotta love aband that gets its hands on every piece of vintage gear it can, and then just lets loose with great crunchy Sabbath-like riffing, sppoky keyboards and catchy tunes that stuick in your head for days! Fans of Deep Purple and Uriah Heep will also dig this. Who says retro isn't cool, I ask ya?

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3 stars This was the first official recording for Bigelf and it is only a taste of what they are to become. This particular title is a 6-track EP and it is only 25 minutes long. But it is full of truly enjoyable retro prog related music. Both heavy on organ and guitar, the band relies on old 70s equi ... (read more)

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