Spiritual Beggars - Return To Zero

7.8 | 69 votes |
Release date: 30 August 2010
Style: Heavy metal, Stoner metal


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01. Return To Zero (Intro)
02. Lost In Yesterday
03. Star Born
04. The Chaos Of Rebirth
05. We Are Free
06. Spirit Of The Wind
07. Coming Home
08. Concrete Horizon
09. A New Dawn Rising
10. Believe In Me
11. Dead Weight
12. The Road Less Travelled
13. Time To Live [Uriah Heep cover] [bonus]

Additional info
Line-up on the album:
Michael Amott - Guitars, Mandolin, Guitar Effects
Ludwig Witt - Drums, Percussion
Per Wiberg - Keys
Sharlee D'Angelo - Bass
Apollo Papathanasio - Vocals

Produced by Rickard Bengtsson & Michael Amott
Mixed and mastered by Rickard Bengtsson
All recording and mixing was done at The Sweetspot Studio February - June 2010
Engineered by Rickard Bengtsson and Spiritual Beggars
All music arranged by Michael Amott and Spiritual Beggars
All songs published by Savage Messiah Songs, administered by Kobalt Music Group LTD except 'Time To Live' published by Bronze Records LTD
Pro-production and rehearsals: Rockstugan, Halmstad, Sweden

Artwork & layout by Abstrata. Original cover photo by Marcus Ranum
Artwork concept by Gustavo Sazes & Michael Amott

Release dates:
August 30 - Europe
October 12 - North America


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31.08.2010 - 17:19
Rating: 9
Great album!
09.09.2010 - 23:31
Curious to hear how new singer sounds like (ex-Firewind with an impossible name) as replacing mighty JB is not the easiest job.
Wished JB stayed with Spiritual though I like Grand Magus a lot, but my interest for GM goes slightly down as their artistic direction does not match with my favourite period (Monument).
Over my head I hear music.
13.12.2010 - 18:35
Rating: 8
Unasuming Madnes
Great album and tracks 1 through 7 (and 9) are all great for their own reasons. They all just have this great bluesy feel which Amott seems to really understand and is able to properly incorporate it into his songs to maximum effect. The album just feels much more focused and determined (at least those tracks) and mature than Spiritual Beggars previous albums, as if its a primary project rather than a side gig. Sadly the album kind of falters when Amott strays from the blues and into more "contemporary" melodies like Concrete Horizon. Maybe its not interesting and maybe its just such a drop from the excellent Coming Home and Spirit of the Wind. I almost feel tracks 7 and 10 (maybe 11 too) could have been cut, which just would have made the whole album experience so much better.
28.12.2010 - 11:19
Rating: 7
Musicianship: 8
Vocal: 6
Atmosphere: 6
Melody: 7
Originality: 7
Production: 9
CD Covers: 8

Best Songs:
10. Believe In Me

Interesting Comments:
07.09.2011 - 20:37
Rating: 8
Mega Wolf
Though I like the new vocals in songs like Spirit of the Wind, i just miss JB. His vocals style was more SB'ish I think. Like in Lost in Yesterday, I think the song lost energy with him... Great album though.
06.09.2012 - 21:43
Rating: 8
Dain Bramaged
Time to Live is such a good cover.

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