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2.76 | 34 ratings

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2 stars Fruitcake is a rather introvert Norwegian progband led by drummer/vocalist/composer Pal Sovik. Their sound is full of vintage organ, synths and some nice electric guitars. Most compositions are in the minor key, slow-paced and with some well controlled synth outbreaks. The ability to keep their sound tightly together makes Fruitcake an original band and a welcome variation on all the bombastic groups. The vocals by Sovik are the band's main weakness, though this problem would be less imminent on later albums. On this album the band shows some real talent for composing grasping melodies, but fails to deliver complete songs that work. Their minimalist melancholy style is really charming on their next album 'Room for Suprises' (which I rated with a five star because of its personal impact on me as a listener), but on 'How to Make it' the band really sounds a bit immature.

This album is for real fans of Fruitcake that after discovering the melancholy & slow-burning 'Room for Suprises' and the more up-beat symphonic (heavy) prog albums 'One More Slice' and 'Power Structure' are still asking for more. Could still make an impact if it hits the right chord with the listener.

friso | 2/5 |


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