Label: Ironic Recordings - ircd 008 • Format: CD Album • Country: Norway • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Avantgarde
This is a very strong album full of surprises, twists and turn, you cannot expect what you will experience on the first listening experience, I was sure not. A very obscure band from Oslo, Norway, who is nearly as unknown in Norway as they are totally unknown outside of Norway. How do you analyze the music of Sjelefred is up to each individual who listen to the album, but the music can be in one word be described as inspired, to use more words i will use the Zoodiot - Dødsverk - Fun For All The Family talented musicians, the musical knowledge this band seems to be in control over is staggering, and the level they handle the instruments is confident and natural, no parts seems forced, no parts seems contrived every song is well played in every beat, and every note is not out of place, the time sigs sounds natural and awesome how they just groove, as good as if Danny Carrey sat behind the set, but he is not.
Drumming is mastered by Andreas Krogvold, his groove ability's and subtle technique is confident, and proves him as a solid backbone to the music. This is a semi, almost nearly a masterpiece of progressive rock, but fans of metal and nu might wrinkle alitle on the nose but not let those two words scare you this music is beyond any nu metal or any straight forward post grunge metal act, this is a masterpiece of prog rock for those who like challenging and eclectic prog but can also be to crazy for the fans of more smoother prog, less noisy prog.
This album is the more mature brother of the debute album, more Fantasy Drive - Various - Mega Techno 7 and added to the all a mellotron which gives the heavy, crazy music a vintage depth which only the mellotron can give.
Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Though their metal stylings are based more in the alternative and punk realms, they have a hearty enthusiasm for blending many different and eclectic styles into their music, with nods to jazz, 70's prog, dance, electronic, and even polka.
Bio by NecronCommander. Studio Album, 4. Thanks Zoodiot - Dødsverk - Fun For All The Family aapatsos for the artist addition.