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On disc: Bolder Damn

Mourning - Lars Bjørn - 5 stars


(Shadow Kingdom Records - 2012)

Bolder Damn is a band originally formed in 1969 and apparently still living in the spirit of the early rock sounds from the beginning of the 70's. Could be comparable to musical style from Bay City Rollers, The Yardbirds with Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Black Sabbath. Now you get the picture. But after a long time where nobody heard about Bolder Damn they suddenly wanted their career back again, and therefore released the album Mourning still with guitarist Glen Eaton in front of the band to make this attempt here in the new millennium. Their 7 songs on the Mourning album is of old rock origin, a simple kind of music, standard rock, acid rock, you can call it many names. Mainly Black Sabbath is what comes closest to give a picture of what Bolder Damn is up to, but their songs lack the important touch to make it memorable, instead everything gets soaked in cloudy mist of old times. For example the song Monday Mourning is full of acid rock, and if you have heard Ticket To Ride, you have also a clear impression of Monday Mourning, that is close to a copy of that song. Finally we get to the end, a 16 minute long confusing psychedelic rock mix, Dead Meat, where you really have to concentrate not to fall asleep. If you are crazy about 70's rock this album might be of interest, otherwise get to something more modern and vibrant.

5 stars

Lars Bjørn


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