This is a bizarre little number, on several levels.
First, there's the time and the place -- 1973?
And the music ... it's hard to describe.
It's metal for sure, but the guitars are somewhat muted, kind of like
how the guitars sound on the very first
Blue Oyster Cult
album -- heavy but not in a crushing Sabbath way.
There's plenty of dissonance and dischord in the guitar work, a style
that other bands would toy with years later, but this was pretty unique
for the time.
The overall playing and production is quite loose, almost in a freeform
kind of way.
And then there's that seriously over-the-top, hyperactive drumming that's
just way too fun to listen to.
It's just plain odd.
Definitely not a modern metal album, though in some respects they were
quite ahead of their time.
Hard to know whether to recommend this or not (and if so, to whom), but
to these ears it's a pretty nice listen, and certainly different.
- Wandering Around
- A Sad Man's Story
- Jesus Freaks
- The End
- Axel Einarsson
- Omar Oskarsson
- Asgeir Oskarsson