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Avatarium - Jefferson Airplane meets Black Sabbath

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by lane_miller, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. lane_miller

    lane_miller Space Ghost

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    If you are wondering what that might sound like, then check these out:





    Songs pretty good to this old fart, who grew up on both bands.
     
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    Love this band, especially the first album. Marcus Jidell kills it on guitar.
     
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    Never listened to them before. Good stuff!
     
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    The new album hasn't really grabbed me yet, but the debut is well worth every penny.
     
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    Comic Book Dude Rockin'

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    Yeah, that first Avatarium was album of the year for me when it came out. I'm digging the new one, though....it's not as heavy/doomy as the first, with a lot more Hammond B3, but it's still pretty cool. There's a lot of old Uriah Heep in this stuff.
     
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    One of my favourite bands. Just about a week ago, I saw them live on their first headliner tour (and for the fifth time in total). To get a good impression of what they are like live, I recommend to check out their performance at this year's Rock Hard Festival which was recorded by a German TV station and can be streamed (in good quality) here:

    http://www1.wdr.de/fernsehen/kultur...vatarium100_size-L.html?autostart=true#banner

    (Someone has also uploaded it on youtube.)

    They are live even better than on their studio albums. As regards the new album, my favourite songs are "The January Sea", "Ghostlight" and "The Master Thief". I recommend the digipak-version which also comes along with a DVD of their concert at the Hammer of Doom Festival 2014.
     
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    Not really digging this as much as the first album , but definitely solid stuff.
     
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    Missed these guys. I need to check it out. Actually love the Hammond on the track above.
     
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    Glad to see this band getting some love here. I was lucky enough to see them this weekend on 70k and maybe the best performances of the weekend.
     
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    Well done for sure but not my thing.

    Brand
     
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    This is hands down a must buy for me. VERY excited about it. Definitely one of my favorite bands over the past few years.
     
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    Video for "The Starless Sleep"

     
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    Comic Book Dude Rockin'

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    This new release is a little different from the first two....definitely a band progressing their sound. A bit less doomy, but still makes for a terrific Uriah Heep album....I dig it.
     
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    AVATARIUM - The Fire I Long For Album Due In November; "Rubicon" Music Video Posted

    "...On November 22, doom metal wizards Avatarium return with their dark gospel to open another chapter of their hauntingly beautiful otherworld. Only two years after taking fans by storm with Hurricanes And Halos, the Swedes announce the completion of their fourth full-length release. The Fire I Long For sees them return to their epic doom roots whilst paying their respects to rock legends like Rainbow, Led Zeppelin, and The Doors...."

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    spag I am a leaf on the wind

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    Look forward to this one. I didn't even know there was a new one coming out. Their previous albums are great.
     
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    Comic Book Dude Rockin'

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    Dancing a little jig....a doom-laden, Uriah Heep happy dance!
     
  19. SavaVIMan

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    Wow - Just listened to the first album. Great stuff!! Really good description of Sabbath + Airplane, both of which I was around for. What's your recommendation for subsequent CDs??
     

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