donderdag 4 augustus 2011

The Quill – Full Circle

The Quill – Full Circle
Metalville/Roughtrade – 2011
Rock, Hard, Stoner, Seventies
Waardering: ****

‘It’s all happening’ is the prevailing feeling when listening to The Quill’s new album Full Circle. It seems the sound of the Swedish band has actually really come full circle. Founded in 1990 the band released their self-titled debut album in 1995 after which 4 albums followed culminating in their last effort In Triumph from 2006. It might have turned out to be their last one because vocalist Magnus Enkwall with his typical sound decided to leave the band. Luckily one Mr. Magz Arnar dared to try and fill his shoes and turns out to do just that. On their new album the sound seems to shit a bit more towards the modern sounds of Monster Magnet and Black Label Society while still paying a lot of homage to Soundgarden, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and The Cult. Even so; the seventies are never far away and every song is ripe with that feeling. Streamlined and stripped from a lot of nonsense the band runs with the sound of thunder in a can, majestic riffs and Arnar sounds raw and psychedelic at the same time. The Quill, back from never gone!

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