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Nov 07

Graveyard – Lights Out (2012)

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Just last year, Graveyard shook the hard rock world to its core with the release of Hisingen Blues. People were allured to its killer songwriting and old school charm. Certainly there were many bands trying to bring this vibe back at this point, but none of them focused on making a song actually catchy. Many bands focused on the heavy part. Graveyard, on the other hand, makes catchy songs that have a lot of soul. Hisingen Blues made an absolute splash worldwide, selling at the top of the Danish charts and nearly selling out every date of their tour here in America. However, the times have changed greatly since last year. Many bands are doing their very best in trying to bring back this vibe; some for the money, and some for the sheer fun of it. So what does this record have to say about that?

Well, they’ve almost left that world behind and are now on their own field.

One of the things that set Hisingen Blues apart, aside from its soul and charm, is its variety. Lights Out continues this trend. Heck, I’d even go so far as to call this album a lesson in “More”. The heavy songs on here are hea-vy. Example: “Seven Seven”. That’s such a fast banger. The ballads are more ballad-ier, like “Hard Times Lovin”.

There’s not too much to say about this record, especially if you’ve listened to Hisingen Blues. However, their growth here is something to behold: they’re growing naturally as artists and as people, which is what set them apart in the first place and what will continue to set them apart as time goes. This record is Hisingen Blues on steroids: everything is on the top of its game and Graveyard is running on all cylinders. 2012-2013: the years of the Graveyard.

Tracklist:

01. An Industry Of Murder
02. Slow Motion Countdown
03. Seven Seven
04. The Suits, The Law & The Uniforms
05. Endless Night
06. Hard Times Lovin’
07. Goliath
08. Fool In The End
09. 20/20 (Tunnel Vision)

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