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Graveyard

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Country Sweden
Added By Windhawk
16 years ago
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2007-2011 Rock
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8.0 x2
Nordic Psychedelic Retro Non-Prog Hard Rock/Metal
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Five users rate this artist 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. nobody thinks it is prog, two users think it is merely related to prog and two users think that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 18 studio tracks by Graveyard.
Track durations range from 2m 24s to 6m 16s, averaging at 4m 23s with a standard deviation of 1m 09s.
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Review by Time_Signature 12 years ago <Permalink>
Graveyard - Graveyard 2007
8.5
Psychedelic Retro Prog-Related Hard Rock
Originally released in 2007, and rereleased on Nuclear Blast in 2011, this is the debut album by Swedish hard rockers Graveyard.

The style on this album is essentially the same - namely, heavy blues-based hard rock solidly rooted in Graveyard's obvious inspiration from 70s hard rock bands, and, thus, "Graveyard" takes the listener back to the very roots of heavy metal music. The vocals sound 70s-ish. The guitars sound 70-ish. The drums sound very 70s-ish. The only thing that is missing to complete the picture would be the sound of vinyl static (but I guess that if you buys a vinyl version, you can even have that).

Combining the southern rock-inspired groove of Led Zeppelin with the dark heaviness of Black Sabbath, Graveyard's music on this album is both groovily bluesy and heavily doomy and more than relevant to the metal fan.

Recommended to fans of heavy rock, southern rock and acts like Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, and Trouble.

(review originally posted on metalmusicarchives.com)
Review by Time_Signature 12 years ago <Permalink>
Graveyard - Hisingen Blues 2011
8.5
Psychedelic Retro Prog-Related Hard Rock/Metal
Although stylistically different bands like Noctum and Graveyard can be considered representatives of a movement in Sweden and elsewhere which retrospectively seeks back to the very earliest incarnations of heavy metal music and its roots in 70s hard rock.

While Noctum seek inspiration mainly in Black Sabbath and similarly doom-ladden early metal bands, Graveyard seem more inspired by Led Zeppelin (and Joakim Nilsson's raw voice sounds like something in between Robert Plant and "Manic Frustration"-era Eric Wagner [who's know to do some Plant copy-catting anyway]), and Graveyard appears generally less doom-ladden than Noctum. Nonetheless, tracks like the heavy "No Good, Mr Holden" and "Ungrateful Ar the Dead", the dark ballads "Uncomfortably Numb" and "Longing" (the latter, which is an instrumental, even has a sort of Morricone-ish spaghetti-western atmosphere to it and is a candidate for my favorite track of the album) and the more uptempo "Buying Truth (Tack & Forl├ąt)" do have a certain melancholy and darkness to them.

Musically, Graveyard's dirty ... -> show full review
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Hisingen Blues 2011
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Nordic Psychedelic Retro Non-Prog Hard Rock/Metal
Graveyard 2007
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Graveyard 2007
 8 years ago
Jozef47
7.3
Nordic Psychedelic Non-Prog Hard Rock
Hisingen Blues 2011
 9 years ago
Jozef47
7.2
Nordic Heavy Non-Prog Hard Rock
Graveyard 2007
 9 years ago
Jozef47
7.3
Nordic Psychedelic Non-Prog Hard Rock
Hisingen Blues 2011
 12 years ago
izzy_462000
9.0
Non-Prog
Graveyard 2007
 16 years ago
Windhawk
8.0
Psychedelic Retro Prog-Related Hard Rock