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martedì 16 luglio 2013

Review 008: Sideburn - IV Monument (2012)

Genre: Hard Rock
Country Of Origin: Sweden
Year: 2012
Label: Transubstans Records

In recent years in Sweden a lot of band started playing traditional rock/metal.
This is the case for Sideburn, an hard rock/doom band born in the Northern part of Sweden in 1998.
These guys have already released three full-length before the album i will talk you about,  IV Monument, published on 3 October last year by the swedish label Transubstans Records.
The band plays an interesting hard rock influenced by bands such Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, and by the stoner/doom metal.
Since the opener Diamonds the band shows his attributes and influences and the album  move forward without really bad moments.
The performance of every band member is really good, in particular, stand out the singer Jani Kataja.
It's not easy to me to signal the best songs in the album because the medium album level is high, but maybe they are the obscure ballad Crossing The Line, the evil doom/hard rock song The Saviour and the single Bring Down the Rain.
Despite these facts we have to say that the album is not faultless, maybe some songs are a little bit too long or repetitive.

Rating: 75/100

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