Slough Feg
Style: NWOBHM/Folk Metal
Release date: August 24th 2007

I must admit that I’ve never heard of this American band called Slough Feg before and my expectations to this... their 6th album (I think) wasn’t very high. But well...

I was in for a nice surprise. Not that this album called “Hardworlder” is awesome or brilliant, but it’s still quite good. 13 tracks of Celtic Folk and Traditional Metal is what we get (2 covers included; “Dearg Doom”, a Horslips cover and “Street Jammer”, a Manilla Road cover). 

When I listen to “Hardworlder” bands such as; Warlord, Skyclad, Thin Lizzy and even early Iron Maiden comes to mind. Most of the tracks are quite good, but there are a few fillers to be found as well. The choruses are okay but it’s the duelling leads that make this album interesting for me. They are tasty and very melodic. Nice work. 

I do think that most of you out there can live without this album, but if you’re into the above mentioned bands then I definitely think that you should do yourselves a favour and check this album and this band out. 

The production and the sound is very 70’s... and it suits the music fine. A solid piece of work from Slough Feg.

01. The Return of Dr. Universe
02. Tiger! Tiger!
03. The Sea Wolf
04. Hardworlder
05. The Spoils
06. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport Blues
07. Galactic Nomad
08. Dearg Doom
09. Insomnia
10. Poisoned Treasures
11. Karma-Kazee

Whirling Vortex

13. Street Jammer
Label: Cruz Del Sur Music
Distribution: Cruz Del Sur Music
Artwork rating: 30/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: December 21st 2007