Unabashed 70’s damaged hard rock from Sweden. Took me a minute to “get this”, mistook it for cheeseball at first but once it sunk in I realized these guys are drinking from the finest well that Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Grand Funk, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith did. Classic stuff with an ever-present Deep Purple Hammond organ, attention to melodic guitars a la (dare I say) Lynrd Skynrd, dual guitar harmony guitars as per the genius of Phil Lynot (Thin Lizzy). Great stuff that veers into the same spirit as Fu Manchu and Nebula in good places. The Swedes sure have a way with Americana.
1) (3:58) full on 70’s cheese rock, Kiss meets REO Speedwagon, as such it has a “hit” quality 2) (2:38) more upbeat 3) (5:05) slow epic ballady intro, Skynrd introspective feel, then it goes upbeat but still minor with lots of dual guitars and cheesy 70’s self awareness lyrics, kinda funny stuff really 4)* (3:38) driving with more of a stoner rock feel, play with Fu Manchu et 5) (6:23) “dream on” and it has the epic quality of the Aerosmith tune, speeds up a la Free Bird in end and the guitar lead has the Highway Star riffs!!! 6) (4:26) a bit of a Southern Rock gallop and story telling 7) (4:05) slower ballady, cheese factor in here 8) (4:35) mid paced, cheese factor getting heavy suddenly with the Kiss chord progressions 9) (5:04) upbeat rockin, with a cool Hammond at the end