Graveyard - Hisingen Blues


8.7 | 161 votes |
Release date: 25 March 2011
Style: Hard rock, Blues rock

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01. Ain't Fit To Live Here
02. No Good, Mr Holden
03. Hisingen Blues
04. Uncomfortably Numb
05. Buying Truth (Tack Och Förlåt))
06. Longing
07. Ungrateful Are The Dead
08. Rss
09. The Siren
10. Cooking Brew [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2011: 3

Line-up
Joakim Nilsson - guitar, vocals
Rikard Edlund - bass
Axel Sjöberg - drums
Jonatan Ramm - guitar

Guest musicians
Petrus Fredestad - hammond on "Longing" & "Ungrateful Are The Dead"
Nils Dahl - piano on "Longing"
Erik Sjöberg Ridderström - lergök on "Longing"

Additional info
Produced, engineered and mixed by Don Ahsterberg at Don Pierre Studios. Mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes & Don Ahsterberg at Svenska Grammofonstudion Mastering.
Cover artwork by Ulf Lundén.

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
9.0
Graveyard are a relatively new band hailing from Sweden bringing back a very old sound to our ears. Hisingen Blues is their second album of absolute classic blues rock heaven. This is hard rock with a heavy side of blues and a hint of psychedelic rock thrown in for good measure. Dirty guitars, dirty vocals, Graveyard are stuck in the 70's and it hasn't sounded better in the modern age than it does here.

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published 12.06.2011 | Comments (18)

Oh boy. Another surprise hit this year. It may not be the most original music ever, but each track on this album packs a punch with tons of feeling and atmosphere. So next time your girlfriend/boyfriend or friends come over for some maximum chillage, put your Zeppelin albums away for a night and put Hisingen Blues in your sound system. Let Graveyard help you relax and then make some drinks, make some friends, make some memories, and maybe (if you're lucky) make a little bit of love tonight.

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13.06.2011 - 01:16
Rating: 10
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Brilliant album. Very powerful stuff. And I like the nods at classic bands like "Uncomfortably Numb". XD
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"Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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15.06.2011 - 02:42
Rating: 9
The Benighted
I expected myself not to enjoy this given that throwback bands are a dime a dozen nowadays. This though...its the real deal. Very impressed.
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Learn to adapt to the change, or get washed away like tears in the rain.
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15.06.2011 - 03:12
Rating: 10
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
After many, many listens, I decided to issue this album a ten... I don't do this often, but I think every second of this album is pure gold. =3
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"Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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22.06.2011 - 00:38
Rating: 7
Yugosaki
It's nice and cute that band plays this forgotten style, but i dont' think the songs are that good.... album is good, but nothing more...
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22.06.2011 - 10:04
Rating: 8
Jeeers
A good album.
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23.06.2011 - 12:23
Rating: 9
HateSpark
I love this album , amazing songs
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23.06.2011 - 20:20
Rating: 9
Susan
Smeghead
Absolutely one of the best albums I've heard this year. Top 10 for sure
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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25.06.2011 - 14:42
Rating: 7
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Listened to this one for the first time yesterday. It makes me remember why I like blues rock so much.
Needs a lot more spins.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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25.06.2011 - 21:23
Rating: 7
Ag Fox
Angel No More
It's good, but I don't get why people heap that much praise upon it
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25.06.2011 - 21:26
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Ag Fox on 25.06.2011 at 21:23

It's good, but I don't get why people heap that much praise upon it

Because it's new and it sounds old.

People go crazy for shit like that.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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25.06.2011 - 21:29
Rating: 7
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.06.2011 at 21:26

Written by Ag Fox on 25.06.2011 at 21:23

It's good, but I don't get why people heap that much praise upon it

Because it's new and it sounds old.

People go crazy for shit like that.
Well... Perhaps. I appreciate certain old sounding new albums (e.g. Ghost's latest which I ended liking it enough to give it a 9), but I guess I just don't quite feel the nostalgia here
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loves 小巫
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25.06.2011 - 21:30
Rating: 10
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.06.2011 at 21:26

Written by Ag Fox on 25.06.2011 at 21:23

It's good, but I don't get why people heap that much praise upon it

Because it's new and it sounds old.

People go crazy for shit like that.


Or because it sounds incredibly raw and sincerely emotive. I'm not even *that* big of a classic hard/blues rock fan, but this album tickles me pink.
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"Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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25.06.2011 - 21:31
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 25.06.2011 at 21:30

Or because it sounds incredibly raw and sincerely emotive. I'm not even *that* big of a classic hard/blues rock fan, but this album tickles me pink.

I haven't listened to it (and most likely won't), I was just assuming.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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29.06.2011 - 18:28
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
This is indeed one fun album to listen to
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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28.12.2011 - 06:38
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.06.2011 at 21:26

Written by Ag Fox on 25.06.2011 at 21:23

It's good, but I don't get why people heap that much praise upon it

Because it's new and it sounds old.

People go crazy for shit like that.

aint that the truth.
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forever bummed out
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28.12.2011 - 14:14
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Ag Fox on 25.06.2011 at 21:29
Well... Perhaps. I appreciate certain old sounding new albums (e.g. Ghost's latest which I ended liking it enough to give it a 9), but I guess I just don't quite feel the nostalgia here


I'm the other way around, I don't feel that much with Ghost's album... The old school spirit wasn't really there, just the music. This guys really breath the genre imo.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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28.12.2011 - 23:52
Pennywise
Account deleted
This is the album I was searching since I got into Blues\Bluesrock. Best Rock Album 2011, alone for The Siren.
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11.02.2012 - 11:53
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Great album to enjoy the music while reminiscing of the good ol' 70's. Not like I can do the reminiscing part, though, as I was born in the eighties.
Anyway Hisingen Blues is one of the rare jewels presented before us in the previous year, and it would be very unwise to discard this album (unless you're a passionate hard/blues rock hater, which is also not too wise ).
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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16.03.2012 - 22:22
Rating: 9
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
Classic Blues Hard-Rock, Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant)-like .
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29.03.2012 - 08:30
Rating: 10
lord artan
Damn good i love this songs
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10.06.2012 - 22:23
Rating: 10
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Gee this is SO FUCKING CLUTCHLIEK! Epic Win Band.
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09.11.2016 - 15:30
Rating: 7
monur
Why won't anybody even mention that band is heavily influenced by witchcraft? I would say complete rip-off if former album had not been very good but this one is good also and the singer is great. Witchcraft sucked big time at their last album Nucleus and seemed to lost their originality but this people sounds promising; all they need is their own sound and decent lyrics.
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04.02.2017 - 02:37
Rating: 9
TrueMetalJope
Written by monur on 09.11.2016 at 15:30

Why won't anybody even mention that band is heavily influenced by witchcraft? I would say complete rip-off if former album had not been very good but this one is good also and the singer is great. Witchcraft sucked big time at their last album Nucleus and seemed to lost their originality but this people sounds promising; all they need is their own sound and decent lyrics.


There is a lot of similarity to Witchcraft indeed, but I'm sure we all know that the influences come from way past, 70s even. Everyone influences everyone.

All who wanna hear a killer song check out "Samaritan Burden" (by Witchcraft).
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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