STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11179- LABEL: Feedback FORMAT: CD Album
Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
The rock music tradition in Sweden has spawned some interesting outfits of late. Brothers In God have an outstanding album on the Cross Rhythms playlist and here we have a five-piece from Orebro, about 160m west of Stockholm, who pull no punches and live up to their name by grabbing the aural orifices from track one. The boys state they are thankful to (amongst others) Messrs Larry Norman and Ulf Christiansson, and there are stylistic nods to both. "Jesus Revolution" belts along ("What can you say about a society that says God is dead and Elvis?" is the sleevenote comment); "Beautiful World" owes its ideas to Wordsworth's famous poem Daffodils (bizarre but effective), and the rest of the stuff on this 12 song CD ranges from grunge to punk to Europop to plain old-fashioned in yer face rock 'n' roll. Similar chord patterns and tempos mean that there's a certain sameyness about some of the heavier rock songs and the lead singer's voice is a little too deep pitch-wise to be really effective, but it's a commendable effort and at 56 minutes the playing time is generous. Worth a punt.
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