It's like 1970 all over again. Where are my green velvet flares? I agree with some reviews that it's like listening to a combination of Sabbath and Tul. This is my favourite of their four albums. Looking forward to seeing them live in Bristol next week.
There is some terrific organ playing which is reminiscent of early Deep Purple or Uriah Heep in fact The Sky At The Bottom Of The Sea sounds a little like Look at yourself. And wow Jennie-Ann Smith is a really versatile vocalist, what a find. Overall the playing is superb. This is an album I'll return to again and again.
I think this is quite possibly their best yet. It's a question of personal taste but then I have an eclectic one. I don't care how people want to categorise it. It has a great groove, is plenty heavy enough for me and what's more you can dance around the room to it. I've followed them from the beginning and seen them in concert several times. I shall enjoy this release and look forward to many more. Best played loud through your Hi-Fi for maximum effect.
This CD comes complete with excellent liner notes and lyrics. A mini booklet really at 30 pages long. If you like choral music and northern myth and legend it's a must buy. Don't forget to check out Wilhelm Stenhammar's take on the poem which is available on the Swedish Bis label.Snofrid (Jarvi, Goteborgs Symfoniker and Konserthuskor)