Friday 6 November 2020

Laughing Stock - The Island (2018)

The debut album from this Norwegian trio.

The band was a trio with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, flute, keyboards and vocals.

I reviewed their second album, the 2019 album Sunrise, last year. But somehow, this album was forgotten until now.

So a well overdue review is hereby in order.

The music is some sort of progressive rock, yes.

Take Pink Floyd and strip away most of their sound. Add some more acoustic folk rock and you may end up pretty near The Island.

There is a lot of acoustic, pastoral music here. There is not many instruments in their music and the music is both laidback and pastoral.

The vocals are good and adds a lot to this music.

Some harsh metal riffs sometimes blends with the pastoral music and there is some long guitar solos too.

The result is a rather good album and an album well worth checking out.

3 points

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