Tuesday 16 January 2018

Trettioåriga Kriget - Hej På Er (1978)

The third album from this Swedish band.

Trettiåriga Kriget was a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, percussion, saxophone, violin, keyboards and Swedish vocals.

Their previous album, the 1976 Krigssång was a good album. And so was their debut album. You can read my reviews here and here.

The music world changed a lot between 1976 and 1978. Playing progressive rock and fusion was not fashionable. Long songs and tracks was a no-go area in 1978 if you wanted to sell albums. Rush and Yes still tried, but without much success. Hence......

This band returned again in 1978 with a forty minutes long album with nine songs. The tracks was around four minutes long on average.

The music too has been simplified. Gone is the best prog and fusion excesses. What is remaining is an album spurred forward by mainly guitars, vocals and keyboards. The songs are pretty nice and not that heavy. Half of the tracks are pretty and sugarcoated nice. There are still some heavy music here with some agressive vocals.

The result is a pretty decent album. This is not a bad album. But it is not exactly an album which is setting my life alight. Hence the rating.

2 points

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