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Hooray! It`s A Death Trip!
Released: 2003, SPV Records
Simply put, The Quill play stoner 70s hard rock that fits in perfectly with bands like Alabama Thunderpussy, Dixie Witch, and Sheavy. The catch is that the band hails from Scandinavia, (OK, so it’s Sweden to be exact. But a friggin’ bio would have been nice!) and yet sound perfectly authentic in this decidedly non-Norse genre.
In 52 minutes (it feels much shorter) the band bash out 11 leaf-loved songs, their charge lead by the wickedly wild vocals of Magnus Ekwall. The man has a beautifully tripped voice that is powerful and quite non-Ozzy thank you. But it is the riffs that rule this record, Christian Carlsson wringing the shit out of his fret board to bless us with some of the catchiest, smartest riffs this year. And those solos…Oh yeah, lovin’ it.
Shockingly this is album number four for the band and yet I’ve never even heard of them until I got this disc. The band’s website is woefully under-updated with not nearly enough information on the band. C’mon guys, your music is too awesome to be going all low profile like this!
Anyway, I’m gonna cut this one short ‘cause even I can see that it’s going nowhere fast. Bottom line: The Quill rocks. The Quill rocks hard. You need to go and buy HOORAY! IT’S A DEATHTRIP!
2)Nothing Ever Changes
3)Come What May
4)Too Close to the Sun
5)Handful of Flies
10)Because I’m God
Magnus Ekwall: Vocals
Christian Carlsson: Guitars
Roger Nilsson: Bass
Jolle Atlagic: Drums
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