Tuesday 18 July 2017
Kerrs Pink - Mystic Spirit (2013)
The sixth album from this Norwegian band.
Kerrs Pink was a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and English vocals.
The band has again switched vocalist. Being a vocalist in Kerrs Pink is as safe as being a midge in my office. This time, we have got some royalty behind the microphone. Eirikur Hauksson, the current vocalist in Magic Pie and the previous vocalist in Artch. He is also from Iceland and a great vocalist.
Hence, one of the weakest points in this band has been solved.
The music is again pretty close to the Scandinavian symphonic prog genre created by the likes of Kaipa and The Flower Kings. Close, but not quite there....
Take a bit of English symphonic prog, a bit prog metal, a large slice of Scandinavian symphonic prog and some folk rock.
... And yes, there is still a lot of the old Norwegian prog rock Kerrs Pink gave us on their previous five albums.
There is no great songs here. But this is still a very good album. A seventy minutes long album. This is one of the better Norwegian prog rock albums from one of the least known Norwegian prog rock bands. Check out this album.