The Shiver (Switzerland, 1969)

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Country Switzerland
Added By DamoXt7942
2 years ago
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1969 Rock
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7.5 x1
Prog Krautrock
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Review by DamoXt7942 2 years ago <Permalink>
The Shiver - Walpurgis 1969
7.5
Prog Krautrock
Look at the weird art upon the sleeve at first, and keep an ear upon the psychedelic Krautrock prototype next. This stuff can be called as one of psychedelic progressive / Krautrock legends from Switzerland, veiled in a renowned artistic sleeve drawn by H. R. Giger. Basically non-colourful heavy bluesy rock tinged with dark stoner vibes they launched, but some innovative progressive essence can be heard via such a blues rock authenticity. The beginning shot "Repent Walpurgis" is awesome indeed. Exactly dark Kraut-ish flavour filled with deep, heavy exaggerate drumming and guitar voltage drives us of surrealism. Psychedelic watery keyboard sound surface is very atmospheric but at the same time very theatrical. Drenched in Satanic majesty like the sleeve painting, this masterpiece enough explains all of their album world, we can mention. Anyway "Hey Mr. Holy Man" features "Dies Irae" of Gregorian Chant ... I've listened to another Krautrock version of "Dies Irae" by SHANNONDOA, that sounds drier and cooler. "Hey Mr. ... -> show full review
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