Power of Metal.dk Review

Lights Out
Style: Rock
Release date: 26 October, 2012
Playing time: 35:30

The old school 70's Gothenburg rockers in Graveyard release their third album. 'Lights Out' is the name and compared to the magic disc 'Hisingen Blues' from 2011 a little more in a melancholic tone and have graver beats. The analogue recording has created the special raw sound picture and the psychedelic prog rock influences are clear. Joakim Nilsson on vocals is a strong front man, who creates a warm mood from the 70's diabolic rock.

Their authentic approach to their music, a non-artificial and vital sense that will always sound better when it spins leisurely in 33 rpm - instead of rush in 100 megabits per second. This disc is an extremely nice disruption towards the digital, arranged, artificial, superficial and plastic society that we have in abundance.

'Slow Motion Countdown' is like a Pink Floyd song with spices from Opeth. My personal favourite track beside 'Goliath' is 'The Suits, the Law & the Uniforms', which is a heavier and is a awesome song with a lot of Purple and old Sabbath rhythms. This catchy and down to earth creation is a pure therapy session for the stressed and rootless, who need to get back to the basic. The closing tune on the album is '20/20' and is a strong track with brilliant vocals...

Together with their country men in Witchcraft, Graveyard has created a retro throwback rock genre that is salutary against the buttery and customized radio tunes. If you get the chance, take the opportunity to see them live. It is a joy to see the energy and seriousness they exudes on the stage!

If you like the older hard rock style or is already a fan of them, it's nothing to hesitate about! Buy!

The best song on the album is the single 'Goliath' and is availed on youtube.

Graveyard's lineup: Joakim Nilsson - vocals, Rikard Edlund - bass, Axel Sjöberg - drums, Jonatan Ramm - guitar.

01. An Industry Of Murder
Slow Motion Countdown
Seven Seven
The Suits, The Law & The Uniforms
Endless Night
Hard Times Lovin'
Fool In The End
20/20 (Tunnel Vision)
Label: Nuclear Blast
Distribution: Warner Music (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 79/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 23 October, 2012
Website: www.myspace.com/graveyardsongs