Style: Progressive Rock
Release date: 28 March, 2011
Playing time: 52:16

With ten years on their back Swedish prog-rockers Beardfish has released nothing less of a masterpiece. It contain all the best influences from classic progressive rock but no pastiche or retro copy cats here, Beardfish stand head and shoulders above such and rank among the very best modern prog bands inspired by the music of  70’s. This should make you all run for the record shop but in case you are not convinced I will write a little more.

First I will have to mention the epic “And the Stone Said: If I Could Speak” that clocks in at over 15 minutes and could have made a nice little EP in itself. Complex and ever changing and even containing some cool saxophone playing this is the centrepiece of the album.

But there is not one weak track on Mammoth and the diversity is also there, from epic pieces to sophisticated rock, hard rock and more poppy tracks all of it with nod to the old school and with jazz interwoven a lot of the time. There is even a little piano “thing” for the listener to feast on.

Words cannot convey how good this is, I have listened to it numerous times and it just keeps getting better and better. Do yourself a favour and buy this if you in any way like progressive music or just feel like a treat for the ears.


01. The Platform (08:06)
02. And The Stone Said: If I Could Speak (15:07)
03. Tightrope (04:33)
04. Green Waves (08:53)
05. Outside / Inside (01:43)
06. Akakabotu (05:41)
07. Without Saying Anything
     (feat. Ventriloquist) (08:10)

Label: InsideOut Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 89/100
Reviewed by: Steen Schøn
Date: 4 May, 2011