Wednesday 14 February 2018
Trettioåriga Kriget - Elden Av År (2004)
The sixth album from this Swedish band.
Trettioariga Kriget was a quintet on this album with a lineup of mellotron, organ, piano, bass, guitars, drums and Swedish vocals.
The band returned again after a 20+ years long break. I do not know the full story here but I am sure you can find it somewhere on the web. Actually, I did an interview with the band back in 2011 and the band explained their reason for this break in this interview which you can read here.
Maybe I should start to read my old interviews again.......
Speaking of which... You can also find my other reviews of their other albums somewhere else in the blog you are reading now.
The band plays a sort of modern rock on this album. It is very prog rock type of rock. Got to think of it...... it is indeed prog rock. The music is pastoral at times and at times, a bit heavy. But the heaviness is restrained. The lyrics is reflective and based on hard won life experiences.
The 20+ years long break seems to have concentrated the minds of the band. The music sounds more reflective and more coherent than before.
This forty-five minutes long album is indeed a good album with a lot of good songs and interesting details. The band sounds like a very good band on this album and has come of age. I am glad the band are still together and has released more albums. Check out this album.