Showing posts with label Råg i Ryggen. Show all posts
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Day After The Sabbath 28: Thor's Hammer [Nordic pt.1]


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The Day After The Sabbath 28: Thor's Hammer [Nordic 1] by Rich Aftersabbath on Mixcloud

Volume 28 of TDATS: Thor's Hammer, features bands from Scandinavia and related Nordic countries (Edit: Since doing this I have also made 72: Denmark | 81: Norway | 75: Sweden | 88: Finland | 124: Iceland). As we know, they have an awesome track record in heavy music, their dedication, seemingly instinctive musical talent and made-for-metal cultural heritage will continue to amaze.

01. Trúbrot (Iceland) - I. Forleikur / What We Believe In (1970)
02. Blues Addicts (Denmark) - 5/4 (1970)
03. Apollo (Finland) - Ajatuksia (1970)
04. Høst (Norway) - Samhold (1974)
05. Trettioåriga Kriget (Sweden) - Röster Från Minus Till Plus (1974)
06. Rhapsody (Sweden) - Strange Vibrations (1978)
07. Sume (Greenland) - Nye Tider (1973)
08. Moses (Denmark) - Changes (1971)
09. Plebb (Sweden) - Tankar Om Natten (1979)
10. Råg i Ryggen (Sweden) - Det kan väl inte vara farligt (1975)
11. Shaggy (Sweden) - Destination Nowhere (1975)
12. Hurdy Gurdy (Denmark) - Spaceman / Improv (1971)


Trúbrot kick off the proceedings, one of Iceland's foremost rock bands from the late 60s, they played many styles and had some decent heaviness here and there. Blues Addicts introduce themselves with some nice honest heavy blues, lead vocalist and guitarist Ivan Horn later joined C.V. Jørgensen amongst many other "big" Danish bands. Apollo, who were mostly made up from members of the popular Finnish band Topmost, play some loose psych with doom feel.

Høst have featured on previous comps, a very talented Norwegian band who's heavy prog often veered into NWOBHM-like territory, well before it's inception. I really like the Trettioåriga Kriget track here, it's an involved piece with some jarring time-changes that I can imagine experimental metal bands like Meshuggah having fun covering. Rhapsody are a good example of where metal was heading towards the late 70s with the rise of bands like Judas Priest. Sume offer a chilled track for a pleasant half-time breather before the compilation ploughs to the end with some nice Sabbathy doom from Moses and more awesome prog showmanship from Råg i Ryggen.

Thanks for listening.
Rich

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Friday, February 19, 2010

The Day After The Sabbath VIII compilation

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My 8th in the TDATS series, starting in the party spirit with Irish Coffee, making it's way through Råg i Ryggen's awesome swedish hard prog, all the way to Alabama Thunderpussy's cover of the Captain Beyond staple 'Can't Feel Nothing' and ending with the dark German krautrock of Dull Knife.

01. Irish Coffee - The Show, Part 2 - 1971
02. May Blitz - For Mad Men Only - 1971
03. Blackfeather - Gimme Shelter - 1971
04. Råg i Ryggen - Sanningsserum - 1975
05. Pax - Firefly - 1970
06. Rumplestiltskin - Squadron Leader Johnson - 1970
07. Julian Jay Savarin - Soldiers Of Time - 1971
08. Thundermother - Boogie Music - 1971
09. Dschinn - I Wanna Know - 1972
10. Floating Bridge - Watch Your Step - 1969
11. Pescado Rabioso - Algo Flota En La Laguna - 1972
12. Stray Dog - Crazy - 1973
13. Alabama Thunderpussy - Can't Feel Nothing (Captain Beyond cover) - 2000
14. Dull Knife - Plastic People - 1971

Cheers, Rich

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