The Fire I Long For - Avatarium

Both successful and no matter

It is therefore extremely difficult to arrive at an overall grade for The Four Long For, on the one hand, there are really intense and successful moments, and secondly, there is a part no matter fill. Therefore, it may not be for more than 6 mutte skulls to an album that is saved by 3-4 songs in the top class and a generally accomplished and professional band.

Much more than a hyggeprojekt

When Candlemass-mastermind Leif Edling of medical reasons, left the Avatarium in the middle of the 2010's, we were probably many who thought that it was also the end of the Swedish doom group, which probably emerged as a "hyggeprojekt" by the side of the Edlings primary employment. He was, after all, Avatariums founder and primary songwriter, but that there were other forces to draw loaded, was found on the 2017s Hurricanes And Halos, which we were very excited here at Heavymetal.dk. Now the swedes are ready with yet another album, however, remains with the individual contribution of sangskriverfronten from Leif Edling.

Abba dabba doom!

The Four In the Long For put out with "Voices", which is a heavy and delicious doomsang with a great riff, and all in all everything you would expect from the genre. It is seasoned with a classic Jon Lord organ solo that sends us right smell back to the 70's, a place Avatarium the general likes to reside, and the whole album exudes as also the once again of the period. The good start continues with the album's best song, "Rubicon", which has an extremely contested and dry as dust guitartone. It just sounds fat, although in reality it probably does not fit completely together with the higher tempo and the (for a doomband) high-spirited energy, "Rubicon" otherwise offers. But the chorus and the song's groove is just awesome.

The lead singer Jennie-Ann Smith delivers, exactly as we know her, both fragile and electrifying vocals. She gets the listener to not just to would put a protective arm about her, but also throw themselves on their knees in absolute worship. It is particularly true of the beautiful people-esque ballad "Lay Me Down", which must provoke a little water in her eyes of even the toughest coughs. It is the third sovereign of cutting in a row on The Four Long For, but as you have experienced it with proposals from countless other bands, so that drops the level significantly on most of the subsequent numbers, that often seems generic and, frankly, boring.

We get partly more dry sound, sometimes so low that you look brands the guitar than hear it, and partly more examples on the more traditional side of Avatarium, as the other aptly called soft - or even Abba-the doom. The biggest bright spot in the second half of the album is the title track, which has a beautiful, elevated mood, especially in the chorus, sitting right in the cupboard. But otherwise, these are just legal much re-use and idle, and the last number, "Stars They Love", is a decidedly fesen end to a somewhat uneven album.


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