Monday 26 February 2018
Trettioåriga Kriget - I Början Och Slutet (2007)
The seventh album from this Swedish band.
The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals.
The quality of their outputs has been a bit of a mixed bag. I am not sure what their style, genre and purpose is either. The music is not easy to define and label.
That too goes for I Borjan Och Slutet (In the beginning and the end).
Take their previous six albums as the base. That means a bit hard rock, psych prog, symph prog and classic rock. Then add some more modern psych prog again.
It sounds like the band has come of age here and is showing of their grown up, mature side. The music is restrained and has a good 1970s prog feel. Organ, mellotrons and guitars.
The album fifty-five minutes long and the lyrics are on the reflective side. This album sounds like someone taking stock of their lives and careers. This band's life and career. Thankfully, the band released two more albums so this is not the end. But it feels like it.
The songs are decent to good throughout this album. I am quite liking this album at the same time as I am missing some really good songs here. Hence the rating.