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TINKICKER

Heavy Prog • Denmark


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Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, this heavy progressive four-piece includes Klaus HERFORT (drums & percussion) and Soren LINDBERG (guitars & bass), co-writers of their 2008 debut 'The Soliloquy of a Transparent Boy'; a self styled "classic rock opera" concept album. HERTFORT and LINDBERG [also credited with recording and production] are joined by Klaus BASTIAN (lead & backing vocals) and Erik WOLF (bass) complete the line-up.

Recently signing to Russian label MALS Ltd, TINKICKER state that with their debut, they aim to take the listener on a "journey into the complex problems of modern man" through the medium of melodic, song orientated (and at times, radio friendly) old school, heavy progressive rock.

Citing influence from a diverse range of the Classic Rock greats from Led Zep, Slade and The Who through to Queen, KISS, Aerosmith and the NWOBHM scene, they accredit their principle influences as BLACK SABBATH and PINK FLOYD, referring to themselves as *Pink Sabbath*. The SABBATH style is self evident throughout the disk, the PINK FLOYD references more sparing, yet a PF impact certainly comes to the fore on 'Lament', while 'The Slideshow Of My Life' demonstrates a slight Queensryche influence.

In short, TINKICKER will appeal to you if you enjoy good old fashioned guitar driven, classic heavy rock with a progressive tinge in the vein of the bands cited as well as Uriah Heep, Tempest or Nazareth.


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The Cup Of The Lord And The Wine Of DemonsThe Cup Of The Lord And The Wine Of Demons
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Soliloquy Of The Transparent BoySoliloquy Of The Transparent Boy
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The Playground At The Edge Of The AbyssThe Playground At The Edge Of The Abyss
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3.04 | 4 ratings
Soliloquy of the Transparent Boy
2008
3.00 | 9 ratings
The Playground at the Edge of the Abyss
2011
2.98 | 5 ratings
The Cup of the Lord and the Wine of Demons
2014

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 The Cup of the Lord and the Wine of Demons by TINKICKER album cover Studio Album, 2014
2.98 | 5 ratings

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Review by Windhawk
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3 stars Danish band TINKICKER appeared more or less out of nowhere back in 2008, signed to the Russian label MALS Records, which issued their debut album "Soliloquy of the Transparent Boy". Since then new albums have appeared every three years. Their third and most recent CD is called "The Cup of the Lord and the Wine of Demons" and was released in 2014, once again on MALS Records.

Danish band Tinkicker appears to have specialized themselves in the creation of conceptual albums, and in terms of general style early 80's heavy metal appears to be their main platform this time around. Some trace elements of music that reminds of late 70's Rush may be uncovered by the avid listener, while just about anyone that gives this disc a spin should easily hear certain Black Sabbath inspired vibes as a recurring feature throughout. Still, classic heavy metal is the bread and butter of this one from what I can hear, and if you enjoy that kind of music this CD is worth an inspection.

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 The Cup of the Lord and the Wine of Demons by TINKICKER album cover Studio Album, 2014
2.98 | 5 ratings

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Tinkicker Heavy Prog

Review by kev rowland
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3 stars The full title of this album is 'The Cup of the Lord and the Wine of Demons' and is the third album from this Danish band who state that they are influenced by Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd in equal measure and therefore refer to themselves as Pink Sabbath. Actually, what we have here is good old fashioned Seventies rock from a band who have been influenced by The Sweet, Pink Fairies, Black Widow (especially) and Uriah Heep with some Sabbath (but not much Floyd). Production wise it also sounds as if it is from that period as it just doesn't have the clarity and power that one would expect from a modern band pushing guitars in the way that these guys are. It is almost as if someone has put a pillow over the speakers and have muffled a lot of what is going on.

But, I'm not sure that an improvement in sound would make much difference, as in many ways this is a workmanlike album that is okay, but is never really much more than that. There are enough good ideas and musicianship to move it well out of the 'poor' category, but nothing like enough to make it 'essential'. I found that my interest was soon waning, but am also sure that if I saw them in concert I would enjoy it and would buy the CD, but I don't think I would play it much after I got it home. But, if you can't get enough of symphonic style progressive hard rock that sounds as if it came out 40 years ago then this might just be for you, but if you want something that is more vibrant and essential then look elsewhere. www.mals.ru

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 The Playground at the Edge of the Abyss by TINKICKER album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.00 | 9 ratings

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The Playground at the Edge of the Abyss
Tinkicker Heavy Prog

Review by Windhawk
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3 stars Danish band TINKICKER appeared more or less out of nowhere back in 2008, signed to the Russian label MALS Records which issued their debut album "Soliloquy of the Transparent Boy". Three years down the line, and Tinkicker is back, sporting a new bassist and a new full length production, the title of choice for their latest creation being "The Playground at the Edge of the Abyss".

Tinkicker is a band hard to pin down in terms of genre definitions, and on this occasion they reside on the borders between traditional heavy metal, early doom metal and progressive metal. And while fans of the latter genre might find this CD to be appealing, I would imagine the band's core audience this time around being older metal fans, who have a taste for the more advanced bands of that kind ? alongside those who enjoy acts such as Candlemass, Cathedral and - obviously - Black Sabbath.

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 Soliloquy of the Transparent Boy by TINKICKER album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.04 | 4 ratings

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Review by Windhawk
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3 stars Not too shabby this debut album by Danish outfit Tinkicker.

With a wide range of influences from the world of hard rock and heavy metal, Tinkicker have produced an album very much in the old school style, with few major influences to the sound hailing from after the 80's. They are fond of using acoustic guitar licks as the main melody provider, often with drawn out fuzz guitar chords adding nerve as well as texture to the composition.

One aspect that sets this album apart is that it is a purebred concept album, with a well planned storyline divided into 16 interlocking parts; all tunes connect to each other through melodic segments or sounds.

The downside to this release is threefold: The songs lacks that little extra to stand out, the sound and production leaves a bit to be desired, and the overall sound and style have been explored extensively by other bands for a few decades now.

Still, it's not a bad release, and if you fancy a concept album mixing old school had rock and metal this one might be considered.

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