on 2 December 2012
This is an excellent album to intruduce yourself to the genius of this band.
VHB seem well known in Scandanavia and nowhere else.
Songs of real substance but each with something different and often a good 'hook'.
Musicianship and songwriting is original and excellent, great harmonies with three or more voices. Lots of 'goosebumps' moments (could be just me!).
They describe themselves - sound like the FooFighters playing Pink Floyd covers after spending 2 years in India listening to the Beach Boys!
If you like Yes, Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, Rush, Beach Boys (maybe?!) - or just appreciate good music you will love this album (and their others).
on 1 May 2014
I don't usually write reviews, but this album is so phenomonal, I felt I should.
I saw these guys supporting Wildhearts a couple of weeks ago and to be honest I was expecting the run-of-the-mill support band. But from the very first song I was totally hooked. Its the guitar riffs, its the variety of the songs (crunching guitars, harmonies...) and Mikko can wail!
There isn't a song on the album that I think is weak - some are growers and it takes a couple of listens to get into them, but most of the songs hook you from the first listen (Miracle, In the end, Let they will be done).
This is a really good intro to the band and I'm now off to buy their back catalogue.