Beardfish

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Country Sweden
Added By Mike
13 years ago
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2003-2015 Rock
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8.5 x8
Heavy Retro Prog Blues
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36 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. 24 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 84 studio tracks by Beardfish.
Track durations range from 28s to 35m 44s, averaging at 7m 01s with a standard deviation of 4m 39s.
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Review by lukretio 9 years ago <Permalink>
Beardfish - Mammoth 2011
9.0
Heavy Prog Hard Rock
A beautiful Mammoth!

Mammoth is the 6th album by Swedish band Beardfish. I have followed this band since their 2008 album "Sleeping in Traffic: Part II", and I have always liked them a great deal. But I think that with Mammoth Beardfish have reached a new high point - this is close to perfection, as far as I am concerned. Yes, the music is heavier than in previous albums - there is plenty of heavy guitar riffing here and the singing too has become edgier and more powerful (to the point of even including some growling on "And the Stone Said ..." courtesy of guest singer Jimmy Joensson). But this works incredibly well - some of the guitar riffs are simply mesmerizing (check out the guitar parts on the opener "The Platform", for example), and Rikard Sjoeblom proves that he can be a hell of a hard-rock singer if he wishes so. Moreover, albeit heavier, the music is still extremely melodic and tasteful, in traditional Beardfish ... -> show full review
Review by avestin 9 years ago <Permalink>
Beardfish - Mammoth 2011
8.9
Eclectic Prog Rock
I’ll start by saying that if you’re a fan of Beardfish, stop reading now and just go get this album.

Unless you want to read something about how they are advancing in their musical path, how they have progressed and changed somewhat in their writing, but still sounding like a bearded fish.
While the music is quite accessible, I needed several listens until the album reached me on a more emotional and personal level. This is a personal issue obviously and will vary from individual to another. However, once I “got” into it, I could enjoy the music so much more. But my point is that even prior to that emotional contact, I could very well acknowledge that this is a well done album, with clear and solid musical themes and fine execution.

This is the sixth album by this busy and talented band (they released their first album, Från En Plats Du Ej Kan Se, in 2003), and they seem to be getting better and more ambitious with each one. The band’s sounds get denser, richer and fuller. There are walls of guitars and keyboards filling my ears in opener song The Platform, but this doesn’t diminish the melodic line that drives this track. Actually, all the songs here have a stronger backbone in the form of the keyboards; these create a vast thick basis for the rest of the music to rely on, something that wasn’t always there in prior albums. I must also point out the clarity of recording and how lovely it is to hear the efficient bass work. Moreover, Rikard’s vocals seem to be better controlled here, as at times, in previous albums, he seemed to reach a little out of his range occasionally. In any case, his vocals are quite recognizable by now and they are very special and are a superb fit for this style of music. In Green Waves he takes his voice into places he’s seldom used before; practically screaming in a ... -> show full review
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Sleeping in Traffic: Part Two 2008
 #1

8.6 x24
Symphonic Retro Prog Rock
Destined Solitaire 2009
 #2

8.6 x19
Symphonic Prog Rock
Sleeping in Traffic: Part One 2007
 #3

8.7 x13
Eclectic Retro Prog Rock
+4626 -Comfortzone 2015
 #4

8.4 x9
Heavy Prog Blues
Mammoth 2011
 #5

8.2 x11
Heavy Prog Hard Rock
The Sane Day 2006
 #6

8.2 x6
Eclectic Retro Prog Rock
The Void 2012
 #7

8.5 x4
Eclectic Prog Rock
Från En Plats Du Ej Kan Se 2003
 #8

8.2 x3
Nordic Eclectic Retro Prog Rock
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+4626 -Comfortzone 2015
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Eclectic Prog Rock
The Void 2012
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.4
Eclectic Prog Rock
Mammoth 2011
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.8
Eclectic Prog Rock
Destined Solitaire 2009
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.7
Symphonic Prog Rock
Sleeping in Traffic: Part Two 2008
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.4
Eclectic Prog Rock
Sleeping in Traffic: Part One 2007
 4 years ago
rushfan4
9.4
Eclectic Retro Prog Rock
The Sane Day 2006
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Eclectic Retro Prog Rock
Från En Plats Du Ej Kan Se 2003
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.7
Nordic Eclectic Retro Prog Rock
+4626 -Comfortzone 2015
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Eclectic Prog Rock
+4626 -Comfortzone 2015
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Eclectic Prog Rock
+4626 -Comfortzone 2015
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Eclectic Prog Rock
+4626 -Comfortzone 2015
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Eclectic Prog Rock
+4626 -Comfortzone 2015
 5 years ago
Mike
8.7
Eclectic Prog Rock
The Void 2012
 6 years ago
rushfan4
8.4
Eclectic Prog Rock
The Void 2012
 7 years ago
rushfan4
8.4
Eclectic Prog Rock
The Void 2012
 7 years ago
rushfan4
8.4
Eclectic Prog Rock
Destined Solitaire 2009
 8 years ago
rushfan4
8.7
Symphonic Prog Rock
Destined Solitaire 2009
 8 years ago
rushfan4
8.7
Symphonic Prog Rock
Mammoth 2011
 8 years ago
UKENPAGE
7.9
Mammoth 2011
 8 years ago
rushfan4
8.8
Eclectic Prog Rock