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Behind the Mountains
Style: Classic 70's Hard Rock
Release date: 14 June, 2013
Playing time: 45:04

The wave of new Scandinavian rock bands that play heavy 70's vintage hard rock in old Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Hendrix, Cream style doesn't stop with 'Graveyard', 'Free Fall' or 'Witchcraft'. No, here is a new and exiting project and an unholy marriage with three bearded Swedes and two Norwegians.

Brutus is the name of this constellation and the raw, analogue sound is overwhelming. The vocalist sings quite similar to Ozzy like he did back in the pre-historic time and the drums are dark n' heavy like they were made in hell. The first song that meet you on 'Behind the Mountains' is an electrified dark lord meeting with groovy rhythm and interesting vocals. This must be bought on vinyl if you want to get in the right mood. I miss the rasp and scratch between the tracks and to get my fat ass up and go to flip the disc after 4 or 5 songs. Overall this is a nice and different disc compared to the clinical and stylish music productions we are accustomed to nowadays. The songs that got stuck inside my head are: Crystal Parrot, The Witches Remains, Personal Riot, Can't Help Wondering Why.

This old fashion rock n' roll is timeless and I feel the love for the basic and blues hard rock through the songs. From senior citizens, who were there when it all happened in the late 60's and early 70's to youngsters, who was't even born at the time can enjoy this kind of energetic hard rock.

If you like the naked and down to earth rock this is absolutely something to check out.

01. The Witches Remains
Personal Riot
Big Fat Boogie
Blue Pills
Square Headed Dog
Mystery Machine
Crystal Parrot
Can't Help Wondering Why
Label: Svart Records
Distribution: Svart Records
Artwork rating: 75/100 (Optional)
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 28 June, 2013
Website: www.brutusband.com