Power of Metal.dk Review

Seven That Spells
The Death and Resurrection of Krautrock: IO
Style: Psychedelic (Hard) Rock
Release date: 11 July, 2014
Playing time: 47:04

There have been days where I haven't been able to listen to this album. There have, on the other hand, been days where I thought this was a brilliant album. Like today. Today, I think this psychedelically enduced, experimental rock album with the nonsensical title 'The Death and Resurrection of Krautrock: IO' resonates perfectly with my restless mind. It challenges my understand of music, and yet it leaves room for me to relax in comfortable and pleasing blues-inspired riffing, which could have easily been procreated during my early childhood (beginning of the seventies).

I've tried to use Seven That Spells as background music in the headphones at work, but it simply wouldn't work; I couldn't focus. Even if there are pleasant and relaxed parts in abundance, there are also many passages where your brain demands to be allowed to listen carefully and concentrate on what's going on in the soundscape. So even if there are long stretches of just instruments and no vocals, 'The Death and Resurrection of Krautrock: IO' is an album that sort of wants you to embrace you and make you forget everything else.

If you demand constant and hard-pumped death metal action, this is not the way you want to go, but if you need a breather after a long day and 45 minutes where you focus on little else, then I suggest you try this out.

P.S.: I don't like congruency errors and Seven That SpellS sounds SO utterly wrong in my ears! Sorry, had to make a linguistic rant there...

1. In II
2. IO
3. One
4. Burning Blood
5. Out II


Label: Sulatron Records
Promotion: Sure Shot Worx
Artwork rating: 60/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 28 June, 2014
Website: www.7thatspells.com