Mike Portnoy love them and played with them! [Dream Theater, Transatlantic, Liquid Tension Experiment, Neal Morse, OSI, Avenged Sevenfold, Adrenaline Mob, Stone Sour, Flying Colors, Bigelf, The Winery Dogs, Yellow Matter Custard, G3, Twisted Sister, Metal Allegiance, Sons of Apollo, Haken, BPMD] Here’s the video that proves it. Listen to Mike’s description and buy with confidence. https://youtu.be/BO4E_tJt4m4
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.
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