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KRIGSSÅNG

Trettioåriga Kriget

 

Crossover Prog

3.67 | 67 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars As Hugues mentions in his review this sophomore record from TRETTIOARIGA KRIGET is more subtle and refined than the debut. In this case that's not such a good thing as I found the debut to be more adventerous and difficult yet very rewarding.There are a lot of passages on here that I would classify as boring unfortunately.

"Krigssang" is led by strummed guitar and reserved vocals early. It's fuller a minute in then it settles back with mellotron as contrasts continue. Great sound to end it with the guitar and mellotron standing out. "Metamorfoser" has a relaxed sound as reserved vocals join in. It picks up 2 1/2 minutes in with the drums out front. It stays uptempo to the end. "Jag Och Jag Och "Jag" " is mainly acoustic guitar and laid back vocals. Not a fan. "Mitt Mirakel" is a song that finally has some energy as it opens with drums and prominant guitar. It settles some when the vocals arrive but contrasts will continue. Some nice guitar to end it.

"Murar" is an instrumental and easily my favourite song on here. It has a funky rhythm and the bass, guitar and drums are all outstanding.This is more like it ! It does change before 3 1/2 minutes but it's still really good. "Krigssang II" is the 17 1/2 minute closer. A side long suite.It builds then we get a calm before 2 1/2 minutes as almost spoken vocals come in. It starts to pick up a minute later with mellotron. Some nice bass after 6 1/2 minutes during the instrumental section.Vocals and a calm return then it picks back up with mellotron again as themes are repeated. A good song but i'm not a fan of the mellow sections.

A good album but I prefer the debut and two of their later albums over this one. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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