Who: Hellsingland Underground
What: Alternative folk n roll
Sounds Like: Black Crowes with a Southern Rock n Folk twist
The Swedes have exported some interesting music from the popular Abba, to the hair band Europe all the way to the extreme heavy metal swagger of Yngwie Malmsteen just to name a few. But their latest export Hellsingland Undeground utterly defies category.
One look at their latest album cover of Evil Will Prevail one would expect the speakers to spew heavy metal riffs with praises to Satan but quite the contrary. While lyrically there are some darker themes explored here and there, musically Hellsingland Underground is an extraordinary band that ferments a very organic musical experience of layered acoustic and electric guitars merging with keyboards, harmonica's and terrific vocal harmonies, but never boring. In fact, take the straight up rock n roll of the Black Crowes, the harmonies, harmonica of the delightful English folk rockers Lindisfarne and merge it with some of the swag of southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd along with a healthy dose of their own secret potion, then shazam you are in Hellsingland Underground.
2012’s Evil Will Prevail represents the band's third album and is just as strong as their prior releases. While there is a spiritual disagreement with the album title Evil Will Prevail with Hellsingland Underground currently in the studio at time of posting there is no doubt their latest release will continue the streak of such stellar recordings.
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