Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Nuclear Blast | Autor: ML
With the re-release of their second album from the year 2012, the trio are really off for the first time outside their Icelandic homeland. The three almost youthful musicians (Black Sabbath or UFO were not much older at the beginning of their career either) sound on "Voyage" very much like their role models, to whom Led Zeppelin, Cream and Jimi Hendrix belong beside the two mentioned. But without mutating into a tribute band, guitarist and singer Oskar Logi Agustsson, who wrote all the songs, and his rhythm crew, Gudjon Reynisson on drums and bassist Alexander Örn Numason, on the rock foundation created in the golden ten years of rock between 1966 and 1975, rage out in their own way. Although they take the tempo out from time to time like on "Winterland" or "Do You Remember", it's the groove that infects you with the vintage caravan virus. Despite not too complicated song structures, many of their songs still lack a certain stringency to really compete with the great deeds of their role models.
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