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Magnolia - Ta Tjuren Vid Hornen

Magnolia
Ta Tjuren Vid Hornen
by "Metal Mark" Garcia at 06 September 2019, 7:17 AM

Someday, when those that research and write about Metal and Rock histories will write about this decade that’s ending, they’ll label this the age of the clones, the age of those who desperately were trying to make a turn back into the past. To some names that found a way to be different, the words will be good, but to the greater part, nothing good can be said. Unfortunately, the Swedish trio MAGNOLIA is one of them, because “Ta Tjuren Vid Hornen” sounds like a waste of time.

Again, a band that searches old albums of CREAM, BLUE CHEER and JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE their musical influences, with some weight from BLACK SABBATH in some moments, but once more, a band that lacks personality. It’s Stoner Rock in its worst form, just a recollection of old clichés. It’s too generic and artificial, and the vocals need some improvements, because the tunes of voices are annoying to the ears. The producer of the album forced things to be moldy and raw as those old albums from the end of the 60’s and beginning of the 70’s. Obviously some modernity appears during some clean moments (as can be heard on “Morgon”), but at the end of it, all sounds artificial.

The melodies are good, but their efforts are ending in nothing. Some “Sabbathic” riffs during “Stenstod”, the clean parts of “Morgon” (except for the vocals), the groove during “En Plats”, the deeper tender feeling of “Sandslott”, and the long “Dimridåer” (again the vocals screw up with things) can be said as the moments that turns the listening worthy, but it’s an album that no one will hear a second time, only those who hear such kind of music without knowing a thing about the past. Change your vocalist, try to dry up your music into something that can remind the past, but not so cloned as this release shows! This album is just a loss of time, nothing more than that.

Originality: 3
Songwriting: 6
Memorability: 5
Production: 4

2 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. Tidsresenär
2. Stenstod
3. Morgon
4. En Plats
5. Sandslott
6. Nebulosa
7. Mystik
8. Dimridåer
9. Ta Tjuren Vid Hornen
Lineup:
Ronny Eriksson - Vocals, Bass, Guitars, Keyboards
Jonas Andersson - Guitars
Niklas Bergsland - Drums
Record Label: Transubstans Records
     


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