"Vidunder" is one of those retro rock albums that leaves you helpless: Is this a new wine in new tubes or did the Swedes deliver a great hard rock album with their longlayer debut? First of all: The trio from Malmö doesn't serve much of their own. Martin Prim audibly went to the singing school of Plant and Gillan. His guitar, from which he elicits some very appealing solos, could have escaped from an American garage at the end of the sixties. With Linus Larsson (bass) and Jens Rasmussen (drums), the Rhythm department provides the basis for this solid but not outstanding rock disc, which also has a delicate touch of cream. What doesn't change the switch-off button is the very good mix of heavy bluesrock ("Summoning The Not Living", "Threat From The Underground") and ballads ("Threefold", "Your Ghost"). The fact that the group is not at all willing to reinvent rock music is also shown by the record cover: Dr. Hook ("Sloppy Seconds") and the Beatles ("With The Beatles") were the inspiration.
Top track: Threat From The Underground