Posts Tagged ‘Sea of Tranquility’

Album of the Day: Agusa – Två

Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: Here we have the second release from Swedish prog / psych act Agusa, simply titled Agusa 2 (Två). The band now find themselves on the esteemed Lasers Edge label here in the US, which is a perfect place for them to be considering the style of music they play.

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Comprised of Tobias Petterson (Bass), Mikael Ödesjö (Guitar), Tim Wallander (Drums ), Jonas Berge (Organ), and Jenny Puertas (Flute), Agusa‘s music is firmly planted in the late ’60s / early ’70s progressive rock with more than a hint of the initial psychedelic movement. Think early Pink Floyd, some Soft Machine, a little National Health perhaps, and you get a feel for the style of this band, though that’s really only scratching the surface.

Though there are only two songs on Agusa 2 (Två), each one is epic length, and allows the band to weave their addicting instrumental skills and take the listener on an exciting ride of proggy goodness. ‘Ganglat Fran Vintergatan’ contains some red hot organ flourishes, sizzling wah-wah guitar solos, and some spacey Pink Floyd-meets-Hawkwind passages, while the lovely flute melodies lead the listener into the majestic ‘Kung Bores Dans’, a tune that brings to mind Camel, Genesis, as well as Anglagard.

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Album of the day: Sammal – Myrskyvaroitus

Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: You might remember a year or so ago we covered a little EP by a Finnish band called Sammal, who sing in their native tongue and pay homage to some of the great prog and heavy rock bands of the ’70s. That debut EP […]

Album of the Day: Black Anvil – Hail Death

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: There’s been a bit of positive press lately (promotional stuff, mostly) about Black Anvil‘s cover of Kiss‘s ‘Under the Rose.’ The praise is well deserved: not only is the cover superb, it gives the classic song a slightly harder edge. It’s worth a listen. […]

Album of the Day: Brimstone Coven – S/T

Posted on Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: Here’s another new band for you doing the whole ‘retro hard rock / stoner / doom / occult’ thing, West Virginia’s Brimstone Coven. Their self-titled debut for Metal Blade is actually a combination of their self-released initial offering and an EP, now ready made […]

Album of the day: Serpentine Path – Emanations

Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: This sophomore release from New York City’s Serpentine Path offers further proof that these guys are absolute masters of doom. As many people know by now, this band is made up of current or former members of bands like Electric Wizard, Unearthly Trance, and […]

Album of the Day: Agusa – Högtid

Posted on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: Love psychedelic guitar textures and vintage styled prog-rock organ freakouts? Of course you do. Well, do yourself a favor and be sure to check out this debut release from Sweden’s Agusa, titled Högtid, out soon from the folks at Transubstans Records. This is authentic […]

Album of the Day: Abramis Brama – Enkel Biljett

Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: Now in existence for over 15 years, Swedish hard rock act Abramis Brama have consistently delivered ’70s styled heavy music sung in their native tongue over the course of a handful of stirring studio & live releases. Enkel Biljett, their latest album for Transubstans Records, […]

Album of the Day: Dread Sovereign – All Hell’s Martyrs

Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: Dread Sovereign is the old school doom project of vocalist / bassist Nemtheanga (Alan Averill) from Primordial, with help from Dubh SOL (Simon O’Laoghaire, also of Primordial) on drums and Bones (Wizards of Firetop Mountain) on guitar. Nemtheanga has long been one of the […]

Album of the Day: Ogre – The Last Neanderthal

Posted on Friday, March 7th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: Italian metal label Minotauro Records is doing something of a re-launch these days, and the first current band they are pushing forward with is Portland, Maine doom / stoner / proto-metal act Ogre. Their fourth album, The Last Neanderthal is a bruising, heavy hitting […]

Album of the Day: Mount Salem – Endless

Posted on Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: Mount Salem are a four-piece psychedelic doom band from Chicago, Illinois, and their debut release from Metal Blade is titled Endless. Actually, Endless was originally an EP that the band released independently back in early 2013, but once Metal Blade signed them up, they […]