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.