Natural the expectations on their ninth album, ”Wolf God” is set pretty God damn high and this is absolutely one of my most awaited albums coming out this year. The question is, does Grand Magus of 2019 manage to take the high stand once again or will they crumble in the blood soaked mud?To be honest, it starts of a bit weak…
If you’re looking for old school rock music with a bar room piano, whiskey voice, a rock guitar and swinging rhythms, Quireboys will always give you a bit of what you fancy.
Sure. Everything is amazing. His voice, the band, the orchestral and choir arrangements. The sound is impeccable. Maybe if I was 16 and asking myself “the big questions” in life I might find something interesting in this pretentious mess.
They have created their own sound and DNA which you can hear on all of their albums. They have a great sense of melody and harmonisation similar to big bands like Queen, Saga and Sparks, a pop feel like Jellyfish and the metal progressiveness of bands like Dream Theater.
If they with this album tried to make a record that will make them big, they might have succeeded but at the very same time they might end up loose a lot of fans. It’s a really thin line.
If you’re looking for a new “The Great Radio Controversy” or “Mechanical Resonance” this will be a disappointment but if you listen with your ears open it’s a good record and it has the potential to grow for every time you listen to it.
If you are a fan of fast, heavy, oldschool deathmetal in the style of the swedish, and in perticular the Stockholm, deathmetal sound then this is definetly for you. Lik is a great liveband and with “Carnage” they show that oldschool deathmetal is here to stay.
The guys from Gothenburg has done this a thousand times before in a thousand other cities but during their show at House of Metal they make us feel that they are truly glad to be in this very room this very night and play for this very audience.
Over all, “From Hell With Love” is the best “drink beer and put your fist in the air”-album of February, perhaps even the whole year.
Once again Tobias invited guest musicians and the result is sometimes good, sometimes really good and believe me when I say that it’s on a few tracks is pure brilliance
8/10 Tonight´s gig at Katalin in Uppsala is the first show for the band here ever in...
Besides the obvious and most noticable influence in Black Sabbath Lugnet also mixes in elements of heavy metal, hard rock and a little bit of stonerrock but puts a unique spin on the whole thing.
It’s all good an all, but I can somewhat miss the melodies that are a piece of the bands classic sound. There are a little too many dark riffs and too few powerful melodies here.
So instead of becoming classic over-pretentious progressive metal, is turns out quite entertaining, with a couple of tracks that has that little extra. And one of them giving me the goose-bumps that comes more and more seldom – listen to “Martyrs” and wait for it. You know when you hear it.
I like Corroded and I want this to be good, but “Bitter” is unfortunately also a suitable title for the album.
I’ve recently reviewed the full-lenght debut by Greta Van Fleet and the new re-recordings by Thunder here at Stargazed Magazine. While I do enjoy the latter and find the former competent in their mimicking of Led Zeppelin and early Rush, I find that neither of those records can quite stand their ground next to the mighty Rival Sons. This is the real deal for us lovers of classic rock!