Sunday 17 December 2017

Kebnekaise - Vi Drar Vidare (1978)

The sixth album from this Swedish band.

Kebnekaise was a quintet with a lineup of drums, timbales, congas, percussion, violin, guitars, piano, organ, moog, bass and Swedish vocals.

Kebnekaise started out as a heavy rock band, switched to a folk rock and folk music band and then tried out a bit fusion before they arrived at this album.

The opening track Friheten is a commercial pop/rock track. And that is not a good sign. Well, music and quality wise. It was probably a good sign when it comes to the sales figures as potential mainstream buyers would probably purchase the album. Long term fans must not have been pleased.

The rest of the album is a bit more interesting, though. A bit more music and some good vocals. But it is not much better and/or interesting.

The music here is mainstream rock with some hints of hard rock and folk rock. There is also some hints of progressive rock. But the main body of the music is simply mainstream rock.

This is not a bad album though. It has some fairly good songs. But it is not a good album by any means. It is a fairly decent album who does not really appeal to me.

2 points

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