vrijdag 6 november 2015

Graveyard – Innocence & Decadence

Graveyard – Innocence & Decadence
Nuclear Blast – 2015
Rock, Hard, Seventies, Stoner
Rated: ****

Everybody out there will surely still be in love with their 2011 album Hisingen Blues. And ever since that album the boys from Sweden can do no wrong. Although some of us, the undying Graveyard lovers, did think Lights Out did lose some of its raw and gritty edge in comparison to Hisingen Blues. But now they return with Innocence & Decadence, and even though one could concede it’s a new version of what they did before. It is a damn good version. Thick seventies grooves, heavy hooks and that growling voice of Joakim Nilsson that can just as easily turn into that bone-chilling screech. And they can just as easily pull back on the throttle and hit just as hard with a ballad like Too Much Is Not Enough. So yes, Graveyard is in great form, better than on Lights Out and almost as good as on Hisingen Blues. But from now on, let’s stop comparing their releases to the genre-transcending album of a decade and take everything on its own classic merit. Cause Innocence & Decadence is damn freakin good and something we can listen to until the end of time…

(Written by JK)

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