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Nine Lives [Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition]

Von Hertzen Brothers Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (18 Mar 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition
  • Label: Spinefarm Records
  • ASIN: B00BCCE3JO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,579 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Insomniac
2. Flowers And Rust
3. Coming Home
4. Lost In Time
5. Separate Forevers
6. One May Never Know
7. World Without
8. Black Heart's Cry
9. Prospect For Escape
10. The Climb (Bonus Track)
11. Do What You Want With Me (Bonus Track)
12. Between The Lines (Bonus Track)

Product Description

Limited Deluxe Edition CD with 3 bonus tracks.

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic band! 8 April 2013
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I've been reading reviews for a few years now but this is the first time that I've been compelled to write one. They are without doubt one of the finest bands around today. This album covers an array of styles and you will find yourself listening to it again and again and each time picking up on something new. Bands that seem to have influenced them include Yes, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd and Muse. The first track, Insomniac, also reminds me of Soundgarden, while Lost In Time could be from the first Sabbath album. I could probably write the same review for all their other albums (five including this one, although their debut, called Experience, is very hard to find).

I saw them play in Cardiff on the 6th and they were note perfect. Mikko's range and power reminds me of Chris Cornell and Myles Kennedy. The music was also slightly heavier, including a chunky version of King Crimson's 21st Century Schizoid Man. The only criticism was that they didn't play for longer. I also met two of the brothers (Mikko and Kie) after the gig and they were very nice chaps indeed! All I can say is do yourselves a favour and at least make an effort to listen to them (plenty of videos on YouTube, including cracking versions of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and Don't Stop Me Now). If you do then the chances are that you will end up buying all of their music - like I did. I simply can't understand why they are not bigger in the UK than they are at the moment. As Mikko said to me on Saturday - "Spread the word my friend".
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finnish Delight 21 Mar 2013
By Steve F
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I ordered this after hearing the brilliant ballard 'Flowers And Rust'on Planet Rock. It kicks off with a great rocker 'Insomniac' and then you are taken on a magical proggy journey with wonderful melodic harmonies and well constructed songs.
Its all so different and utterly compelling at the same time. If you are looking for influences then Floyd come to mind on the impressive 'Word Without' which was recorded in a Finnish monastery. This is the brothers fifth studio album and deserves to get them the attention of a large audience in the UK.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 4 July 2013
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Like other reviewers I had only ever heard of the Von Hertzen brothers by listening to Planet rock and bought this album on the strength of "Flowers and rust" and "Insomniac", 2 very different tracks. Having bought it, listened to it and enjoyed it all I can say is WOW!..I want more...shades of Yes, Tull, Sabbath, Zep along with a good helping of unique VHB sounds make this album a "must have" for any rock/prog fan..go get it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Find.. 18 April 2014
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I saw these guys supporting the Wildhearts on there U.K tour last weekend and was very impressed, a very diverse album that keeps your ears engaged the whole way through, with influences from the Mama's 7 the Papa's through to Yes, Black Sabbath and Sound Garden very good album...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nine Lives 14 Feb 2014
By Mr "P"
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Bought this after listening to a free track from classic rock mag-very good cd indeed ,don't know much about this band(Brothers?)but they are very talented indeed and this is a great record with some very well strung together songs-check out the two first songs"Insomniac"my favourite and "Flowers and rust".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Von Herzen Brothers' Variety Show 27 Jan 2014
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Like many reviewers I picked this album up on the strength of 'Insomniac' and 'Flowers and Rust' and was thus very pleased when the rest of the album didn't follow the formula set by the two songs, instead sending the listener on a sonic journey into a Finnish prog-rock odyssey. All cheese aside though, far too often albums 'fade out', but Nine Lives is not one of these. While definitely worth listening from start to finish to truly comprehend what the band is all about, one would be hard-pressed not to constantly notice their influences plastered all over their tracks. Whether this is the Soundgarden-like stomp of 'Insomniac' - this is a real groovy rocker that cowbells it's way through its duration - the Pink Floyd meets early Sabbath track meets Tim Burton 'Lost in Time', the Porcupine Tree-like 'World Without', the 'Battle for Hadrian's Wall (Black Country Communion)' sound of 'One May Never Know', or the HIM-like delivery on the verses of 'Coming Home', Von Hertzen Brothers still sound a bit like a band finding their own unique sound. However, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. While bands like Wolfmother sound exactly like one or two of their prime influences, Von Hertzen Brothers have a very large amount of influences and makes for continually changing music. Interestingly several tracks, like the aforementioned 'Coming Home', 'Black Heart's Cry' have clear nordic influences, and it makes for somewhat unusual but very listenable tracks. Mikko Von Hertzen's voice is quite a versatile instrument, ranging from a bright gritty tenor wail to a more subdued technique that comes through in the more 'proggy' tracks from this album. Similarly, Kie Von Hertzen's guitar is all over the place, though a very obvious David Gilmour touch can be detected in the more progressive tracks. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Catchy new prog melodic hard rock 10 Jan 2014
By Styubud
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The 1st 2 tracks really sold me on them - heard them on Planet Rock - and I hope they keep delivering songs as catchy, powerfully and well-played as these!
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5.0 out of 5 stars New..... 13 Dec 2013
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There's some unbelievable material on here. Truly great songs. And then, brilliantly, there's some full on atmospheric weirdness to trip along to.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album from start to finish - from catchy songs ...
Excellent album from start to finish - from catchy songs to more 'proggy' moments, and all topped off with great vocal melodies. Recommended!
Published 5 days ago by Julio
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant
Published 6 days ago by pristine
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Superb
Published 3 months ago by Alan Edgeler
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album. Prog metal withrediculously catchy tunes.
Excellent album. Each track is different, with proggy and heavy element, difficult rime signatures and changes etc and yet with catchy tunes to boot. Read more
Published 11 months ago by C. Turner
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the variety
I am on my 3rd listen and I love the variety of music styles, which means this has long legs and will keep me entertained a long time. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Rikuc
5.0 out of 5 stars classic rock as good as it gets
Agree with all the other reviews about this great album. This is classic rock at its best The variety of songs is reminiscent of Led Zep and there are no weak tracks at all. Read more
Published 12 months ago by dun ringill
4.0 out of 5 stars First time listener
Bought this as I liked the singles I heard on planet rock. It's an eclectic album with something for everyone, from rock through prog via wishbone ash, to almost folky tunes. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. D. Quinn
5.0 out of 5 stars fab new band
Enjoying this album still. Not a bad track on the CD. Every track is different. Hopefully they will have more albums out for many years to come.
Published 12 months ago by J. D. P. Davies
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