Horne is a figure in David Lynch's TV serie Twin
Peaks from the 80's, but is also a rock band from
I've listen to their debut album 'No Haye Banda'
from 2005 for some time and if I compare it with
this brand new album named 'Youngblood', I'm not
convinced that if you are big fan of the
alternative post grunge - rock that Audrey Horene
played before that you might be confused with
this new album.
Because now the guys living in Bergen are playing more of
a classic hard rock style and the melodies are more
adult and have more focus on the vocals. If If you
like UFO, Molly Hatchet, Zeppelin and Deep Purple, you
will certainly like Audrey Horne.
They have a personal and own style with high quality
thinking in the base and the instrumental skills are great. The driven rock songs have a
groove and a very energetic pace. In the first two
songs I thought that I were listening to another rock
band, because this was not what I expected at
first. 'Redemption Blues' is a blues rock track in
'Graveyard' or 'Wichcraft' style. Mega strong
guitars and groovy classic rock in a 70's style.
Catchy 'Straight Into Your Grave' is one of the best song on 'Youngblood' with
cheeky and catchy guitars and big strong vocals
The title song 'Youngblood' is a killer track with
some crazy guitar loops in Thin Lizzy class. The
epic top song 'There Goes a Lady' is a big gem
that wasn't a favourite after the first listen,
but it is a song that grows and grows after each
spin. Steaming guitars is opening the song 'Show
and Tell' and it's one of the best songs on the
album. The Rush influenced song 'Cards with the
Devil' is a tight and heavy song with a
melancholic touch. The following song 'Pretty
Little Sunshine' is another top song on the disc.
Good and positive energy with some awesome bass
riffs in the end. The guitar playing is amazing
all through the album. 'This Ends Here' is almost
a stoner-metal track, with higher tempo and a
dusty sound wall and I love the guitars in this
song very very much. The closing song is perhaps
the strongest song on the album with brilliant
guitars and great vocals.
I take my hat off and
bow myself humbly. Thanks for a pleasant
A very nice acquaintanceship and I will
be able to see them on a live stage this summer.
I yearn already.
Arve Isdal/Ice Dale - guitar
Thomas Tofthagen -
Kjetil Greve - drums
Espen Lien - bass
Kim Gulbrandsen -