Tuesday 20 April 2021

Lucifer Was - Morning Star (2017)

The seventh album from this Norwegian band.

The band was Thore Engen on guitars and vocals plus eight other musicians who provided drums, percussion, bass, guitars, zither, organ, piano, harpsicord, mellotron, flute and vocals.

This is so far the latest Lucifer Was album and I have had the pleasure of listening to all their albums. 

Lucifer Was is without doubts one of the gems from the Norwegian scene. Their 1970s sound mix of Black Sabbath and Jethro Tull really hits the right tones for most of us.

Their albums is a bit hit and miss through. Five of them are really good. The two remaining is somewhere between decent and good.

Morning Star sees the band shed most of the Jethro Tull and early Black Sabbath sound. If anything, they now sounds like Black Sabbath, the Tony Martin era.

This album sounds a bit blander than the normal fare from Lucifer Was. It still has most of their trademark sound, but it seems like the band has moved more towards mainstream.

The quality of the songs are not their normal good either. 

The quality is somewhere between decent and good. And this is one of the two albums I feel is letting down their good name and standards. Nevertheless, check out this album.

2.5 points

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