We’re really flattered to have been chosen to the famous and super awesome ‘Aquarius Records’ (San Francisco) highlights of the week list. These are the very nice words they say about us:
“SKOGEN BRINNER 1st (Subliminal Sounds)
Oh yeah! Sweden strikes again! The great Subliminal Sounds label (who brought us Dungen, as well as reissues from the likes of Baby Grandmothers and Trad Gras Och Stenar) seem to have revved up their faux-way-back machine to bring us what sounds a heck of a lot like an early ’70s proto-metal reissue but in fact isn’t, the longhaired young rockers of Skogen Brinner belonging to the here and now, somehow. But man this sure sounds like 1971, sheer hellacious FUZZ filled heaviness, wild wailing retro-proto-metal-punk-garage action. The Skogen Brinner boys don’t hold back at all, and this stuff sounds too raw and real to be for calculated effect, it’s not mere ‘cool’ retro posing. No, playing what you hear here clearly comes quite naturally to them - maybe their parents raised ‘em on steady diet of Black Sabbath, Pentagram, and Wicked Lady? And the records of Swedish ’70s proto-metal masters November for sure.
The singing is almost all in Swedish, and is performed with manic, aggressive attitude, though both vocals and music don’t lack for melody when required - track eight, “Vargen Till Forvirring”, being a nice brief acoustic respite from all the fuzzed out madness. Mostly though, yeah, it’s hard hitting psychedelic freakorama, with lotsa fuzz guitar, some organ, echoing studio effects, and “hairy funk” grooves that would get Finders Keepers DJ Andy Votel all hot and bothered if he found this music on some vintage 45. Oh, and there’s even saxophone on two tracks, “Odjurtets Hamnd” and “Farsonas Berg”, riffing just as hard as the guitars. The only song with an English title and lyrics is called “Speed Freak”, if that tells you anything. That track somehow sounds kinda like Mainliner gone medieval & martial. Total biker metal brilliance, there!
Belongs in the collection (and in heavy rotation on the playback devices) of anyone who also loves Kadavar, Burning Saviours, Troubled Horse, Horisont, Danava, La Ira De Dios, Scorpion Child, and other current bands bringing these heavy ’70s sounds back. Ok, look - you know we love this sort of stuff. And we say Skogen Brinner have got the goods, get it!
Digipack cd or gatefold vinyl, both adorned with band portraits in ’70s underground comix style, perfect.”
2 May 2013 / 0 notes
‘Fasornas Berg’ live @ Bengans, Linköping. More clips HERE!
Filmed by: Reber Ali
26 Apr 2013 / 0 notes
Photo: Julia Edetun Wagner
Photo: Albin Carnstam
21 Apr 2013 / 1 note
Get it through Subliminal Sounds, where it’s probably sold out though. A second press will come in May. Or visit your local record shop or an online record dealer. It’s also available as digital download through iTunes and similar places. Spotify has it too.
“Det där med att hårdrock skall vara tufft är ingenting som denna kvartett har snappat upp.” HÅLL KÄFTEN!!!
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BBQ and gig at Maim’s rehearsal space, Åtvidaberg. June 30, 2012. Photo: Jimmy Johansson.
9 Jul 2012 / 3 notes