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3.74 | 61 ratings | 2 reviews | 11% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Studio Album, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. War Is Over (12:34)
2. To the End of the World (5:08)
3. The Arsonist (3:53)
4. Jerusalem (5:42)
5. Frozen Butterflies (4:03)
6. Who Are You? (5:40)
7. Blindsight (5:51)
8. Long Lost Sailor (4:27)
9. Wanderlust (3:55)
10. Beyond the Storm (8:30)

Total Time 59:43

Bonus tracks on 2017 double-LP release:
11. I'll Make It Up to You
12. New Terrain

Line-up / Musicians

- Mikko von Hertzen / vocals, guitar
- Kie von Hertzen / guitar, vocals
- Juha Kuoppala / keyboards, arrangements (1)
- Jonne von Hertzen / bass, vocals
- Mikko Kaakkuriniemi / drums, arrangements (1)

- Sami Kuoppamäki / drums & percussion, arrangements
- Janne Puurtinen / keyboards (4)
- Pessi Levanto / orchestrations

Note : The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

CD Music Theories Recordings ‎- MTR75372 (2017, Europe)

2LP Music Theories Recordings ‎- MTR75371 (2017, Europe) With 2 bonus tracks

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VON HERTZEN BROTHERS War Is Over ratings distribution

(61 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
Good, but non-essential (26%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)


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Review by rdtprog
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Heavy / RPI / Symphonic Prog Team
4 stars This new album was made on the ground of their childhood in an isolated small island "Söderskär" where each musician participates in the writing process by bringing their own influences. From the 12 minutes opener, "War Is Over" we know we are in the presence of something out of the ordinary. The pace is a like a roller coaster that you can't stop after you have come out of the gate, it gets a little breather with "Who are You" and "Wanderlust". There are many layers of sound, plenty of catchy hook and grooving music with some huge keyboards, incredible guitar hook and on top of that some diverse and impressive vocals. The past reference is from many genres, from alternative rock, classic rock, and prog rock. The band manages to create some direct and captivating music while offering enough complexity to make you want to listen again to make sure you have absorbed everything. You can hear the hard work the band has put on the arrangements with the exotic guitar tones and about how each instrument should sound. After listening to this album, I was unable to say what kind of music it was, listening to "Long Lost Sailor", it's closer to pop music than anything else on the album. But like the band said; "we wanted to make an album that comes from the heart". Yes, that is probably the most important thing...

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4 stars Von Hertzen Brothers ' War is Over It took me about four listens to get what this album it is all about. That is not saying it is not catchy or has epic tunes, it just takes a little more than being handed the goods to you on a silver plate. What VHB have done here is pull together a unique ... (read more)

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