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The London based rock band 'Orange Goblin' has been around for fifteen years and releases their 7th album 'A Eulogy for the Damned'. OG is an amazing mix of Motörhead and Down with a lot of mature clout, raw power and with influences from Sabbath, Danzig and Lizzy they have stayed put and are true to their own 'kiss some arse rock 'n' roll'.
I get a feeling in the groovy and awesome opening track 'Red Tide Rising' of a super top album, but not all the remaining 9 tracks is of that high caliber. Still they deliver a heavy black swing and dark dustiness in the songs as they were sent from the underworld. Extra credits for the cool bass production, not often that I hear that they put the bass guitar in front. A great wall of sound and very slick guitar riffs, one of the best cultivated (whiskey & cigarettes) rock voices this side of 2000. The songs are solid in quality standard and nothing is in the wrong place or redundant. Together with the awesome rhythm section OG is a big AHA experience for me. The truth is that, it's hard to keep your legs still when they spread on with their thick and fat sound! This is a disc that I can play many times and find new favorite loops every time it spins...
I'm told that they are a real live experience and I'm so happy that they are booked on Sweden Rock Festival in June. I will stand in the front row and jump, scream and make one hell of a noise.
Best tracks: Red Tide Rising, Save Me from Myself, Return to Mars and Stand For Something.
A Must Have Album In The Collection!!