Wednesday, 10 February 2010

MUZL - Unspoken (CD)

Denmark isn’t exactly overexploited when it comes to classy hard rock bands, but once something happens in our sister country, well, then it really happens! Of course bands worth mentioning when it comes to great Danes (excuse the pun) are Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Blindstone, Pretty Maids, Baal and Zoser Mez. I made acquaintance with the Danish trio Muzl when I found them on MySpace (if my memory serves me right) and their debut EP really put a smile on my face. This was in 2005. In 2006 they produced another high quality demo but then it went all quiet. However, lo and behold, without any warning whatsoever – here comes the band’s new album! It does include some of the songs from the previous “releases” and the rest of the material is in the same high quality. I’m not really sure who to compare the band to, but at times they remind me of Norwegian band Jack In The Box (who I’m sure everybody knows…) and at times there’s a touch of Freak Kitchen. Experimental, slightly quirky hard rock with outstanding vocals, great melodies and great songs. The sound is really ambient with a crushingly heavy guitar sound. An original band, something you don’t find every day in this day and age.
/Janne Stark

Genre: Quirky melodic hard rock
Country: Denmark
Year: 2010

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