BIGELF: Hex CD (Original, Swedish 2003). Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock. + videos
Label: Warner Music Sweden Format: CD, Album
Country: Sweden Released: 2003
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock
audio SAMPLES (all songs, 15 minutes; contains segments from every single song from the CD) : https://chirb.it/k15xen or check this (will open another tab)
1 Madhatter 4:15 Check this official video clip now!!
2 Bats In The Belfry II 3:30
3 Pain Killers 3:18 Check this official video clip now!!
4 Disappear 6:31
5 Rock & Roll Contract 5:30
6 Sunshine Suicide 4:14
7 Falling Bombs 4:58
8 Black Moth 6:03
9 Carry The Load 5:37
10 Burning Bridges 6:51
11 Bats In The Belfry I 7:43
12 $ 2:08
Personnel: Damon Fox (vocals, guitar, piano, organ, Mellotron, synthesizer); Ace Mark (guitar, slide guitar).
Recording information: The End, Lund; Varispeed Studios, Lund.
Retro-rock was once thought of primarily as merely a bunch of shtick. But with the sound of a good old-fashioned rock band letting it rip in the studio (without a hint of ProTools foolery) becoming increasingly harder to come by during the early 21st century, retro-rock may be looked upon in a different light. Take for instance, Bigelf. If you take a gander their 2003 release (THIS IS AN ORIGINAL SWEDISH COPY), Hex, you’ll see four impressively hairy gentleman, striking a pose (in front of a mammoth cross, no less) straight off the back cover of an early-’70s Black Sabbath record. As a result, it may be tempting to pass off Bigelf as one of the countless doom metal bands that have made a career out of merely copying Master of Reality. But dig a bit deeper, and you’ll find tracks that show “the elf men” have studied their Beatles — or perhaps more succinctly, ELO — such as “Rock & Roll Contract,” and even a nod to Pink Floyd on “Bats in the Belfry II.” But make no mistake, Bigelf are indeed Sab-heads, as evidenced by such delightful metal plodders as the album-opening “Mad Hatter,” as well as “Sunshine Suicide” and “Carry the Load.” Bigelfs Hex should appeal equally to doom metallists and Wolfmother admirers.
5.0 out of 5 stars The best band I’ve discovered in a long time!,
If you’re new to Bigelf, imagine Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and early ELO having been put in a blender! Some bands go down the retro route without the musical ability or the determination to pull it off wholeheartedly. These criticisms can not be levelled at Bigelf.
I would recommend this album to anybody who likes Classic Rock music.
5.0 out of 5 stars This rocks, rolls, stones and grooves!,
I first heard these two “easier to listen to” songs “Pain Killers” and “Madhatter” and was amazed! This is like Sabbath brought to 21st century. But then I got the whole album and realized that this is so much more! Theres all the best things of the 60s and 70s all put together and mixed up. You can hear some Zeppelin, Floyd, Beatles and even early days Bowie from the album, but still theres BEs own recognizable sound. I love it! I would even love this group more after seeing them live! My rating: 666 out of five 😉
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album, awesome band.,
Awesome release from Bigelf. This album is how rock music should sound and completely blows anything else save the rock gods they lend from away. This is music to carry the true rock/metal torch into the new age. Awesome songs, awesome lyrics, excellent vocals and just a class act job all the way. This is a new band to really keep an eye on, they will be huge.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album I’ve heard in a LONG time,
Apparently this album was completed back in 2003. This is one of the best albums of any genre I’ve heard in the last several years. Much has been made about the bands ‘ode to the 70s’ rock sound, but what really stand out here is the very strong song-writing and vocal harmonies. (not too mention that fantastic keyboards/mellotron) Theres not a clunker to be found here, each song really stands out which is rare to find in modern rock albums. Their sound has been described as putting Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Uriah Heep, and a dose of the Beatles into a blender, and without a doubt this is the result. One could easily dismiss them as a nostalgia act, if it weren’t for the absolute brilliant song-writing and execution. They are close to releasing a new album and I really look forward to it. These guys will be well-known rock stars this year, guaranteed!
5.0 out of 5 stars IT MIGHT NOT BE TOO LATE,
THESE GUYS ARE THE SAVIORS OF ROCK! NOW WE CAN ALL GET A COPY OF THIS HUGE ALBUM. THIS THING IS A GEM FROM 1ST TO LAST. SABBATH MEETS ZEPPLIN MEETS FLOYD, OR MAYBE THIS IS UNLIKE NOTHING YOU HAVE HEARD SINCE THE 70s. THIS IS ROCK!
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Band…Amazing CD,
Big Elf is an amazing band…they borrow sounds from the 70s heavy stoner music mixed with great vocal harmonies to create a sound all they’re own…kinda like a mix between Monster Magnet & The Beatles with some organ thrown in for good measure. Every song is good in its own way..
5.0 out of 5 stars fans of Pink Floyd/ Sabbath buy this,
like the others have said, this band is really good;
soupy stoner rock for the whole family.