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Released: 2002, Regain Records
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
Spice: lead vocals, bass and guitar
Ludwig Witt: drums
Michael Amott: lead and rythm guitar
Spiritual Beggars’ album was originally recorded in 1993-1994. The original record had only six tracks. I find that shabby. On this re-release there are ten songs, and it feels more like a real record.
My favorite songs are: ”Yearly Dying”,”The space in-between”,”Under Silence”, the ballad ”Magnificent Obsession,” and the bonus tracks ”Blind Mountain” and ”If You Should Leave.”
The band plays stoner rock/old hard rock, and it is still going strong. Michael Amott impresses on guitar in any type of style (Carcass, Arch Enemy.) He is a great guitar hero, in my opinion, and there are few players who can take him. Everybody in the band, however, contributed with both lyrics and music.
This is a powerful debut! I am not a big lover of this type of music, generally speaking, but this works--and I am a big fan of Mr. Amott.
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