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Release date: 25 March 2011
Style: Hard rock, Blues rock

Rating:

8.8 | 132 votes

Owners:

126 have it
15 want it


01. Ain't Fit To Live Here
02. No Good, Mr Holden
03. Hisingen Blues
04. Uncomfortably Numb
05. Buying Truth (Tack Och Förlåt))
06. Longing
07. Ungrateful Are The Dead
08. Rss
09. The Siren
10. Cooking Brew [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2011: 2

Review


Line-up
Joakim Nilsson - guitar, vocals
Rikard Edlund - bass
Axel Sjöberg - drums
Jonatan Ramm - guitar

Guest musicians
Petrus Fredestad - hammond on "Longing" & "Ungrateful Are The Dead"
Nils Dahl - piano on "Longing"
Erik Sjöberg Ridderström - lergök on "Longing"


Additional info
Produced, engineered and mixed by Don Ahsterberg at Don Pierre Studios. Mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes & Don Ahsterberg at Svenska Grammofonstudion Mastering.
Cover artwork by Ulf Lundén.

Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
9.0
Graveyard are a relatively new band hailing from Sweden bringing back a very old sound to our ears. Hisingen Blues is their second album of absolute classic blues rock heaven. This is hard rock with a heavy side of blues and a hint of psychedelic rock thrown in for good measure. Dirty guitars, dirty vocals, Graveyard are stuck in the 70's and it hasn't sounded better in the modern age than it does here.

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published 12.06.2011 | Comments (18)

Staff pick by
Fat & Sassy!

21.06.2011 Oh boy. Another surprise hit this year. It may not be the most original music ever, but each track on this album packs a punch with tons of feeling and atmosphere. So next time your girlfriend/boyfriend or friends come over for some maximum chillage, put your Zeppelin albums away for a night and put Hisingen Blues in your sound system. Let Graveyard help you relax and then make some drinks, make some friends, make some memories, and maybe (if you're lucky) make a little bit of love tonight.

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Doc Godin Good 2011 Shit  | #43
Konrad Konrad's Definitive Favorite Albums Of 2011  | #6
NocturnalStalker The Highlights Of 2011  | #39
ScanDoppelganger 2011's Albums Of Which I Did Not Find Unsatisfactory.  | #4
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Fat & Sassy! - 13.06.2011 at 01:16  
Rating: 10 Brilliant album. Very powerful stuff. And I like the nods at classic bands like "Uncomfortably Numb". XD
The Benighted - 15.06.2011 at 02:42  
Rating: 9 I expected myself not to enjoy this given that throwback bands are a dime a dozen nowadays. This though...its the real deal. Very impressed.
Fat & Sassy! - 15.06.2011 at 03:12  
Rating: 10 After many, many listens, I decided to issue this album a ten... I don't do this often, but I think every second of this album is pure gold. =3
Yugosaki - 22.06.2011 at 00:38  
Rating: 7 It's nice and cute that band plays this forgotten style, but i dont' think the songs are that good.... album is good, but nothing more...
Jeeers - 22.06.2011 at 10:04  
Rating: 8 A good album.
HateSpark - 23.06.2011 at 12:23  
Rating: 9 I love this album , amazing songs
Susan - 23.06.2011 at 20:20  
Rating: 9 Absolutely one of the best albums I've heard this year. Top 10 for sure
BloodTears - 25.06.2011 at 14:42  
Rating: 7 Listened to this one for the first time yesterday. It makes me remember why I like blues rock so much.
Needs a lot more spins.
Ag Fox - 25.06.2011 at 21:23  
Rating: 7 It's good, but I don't get why people heap that much praise upon it
Troy Killjoy - 25.06.2011 at 21:26  
 
Written by Ag Fox on 25.06.2011 at 21:23

It's good, but I don't get why people heap that much praise upon it

Because it's new and it sounds old.

People go crazy for shit like that.
Ag Fox - 25.06.2011 at 21:29  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.06.2011 at 21:26

Written by Ag Fox on 25.06.2011 at 21:23

It's good, but I don't get why people heap that much praise upon it

Because it's new and it sounds old.

People go crazy for shit like that.
Well... Perhaps. I appreciate certain old sounding new albums (e.g. Ghost's latest which I ended liking it enough to give it a 9), but I guess I just don't quite feel the nostalgia here
Fat & Sassy! - 25.06.2011 at 21:30  
Rating: 10
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.06.2011 at 21:26

Written by Ag Fox on 25.06.2011 at 21:23

It's good, but I don't get why people heap that much praise upon it

Because it's new and it sounds old.

People go crazy for shit like that.


Or because it sounds incredibly raw and sincerely emotive. I'm not even *that* big of a classic hard/blues rock fan, but this album tickles me pink.
Troy Killjoy - 25.06.2011 at 21:31  
 
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 25.06.2011 at 21:30

Or because it sounds incredibly raw and sincerely emotive. I'm not even *that* big of a classic hard/blues rock fan, but this album tickles me pink.

I haven't listened to it (and most likely won't), I was just assuming.
Mr. Doctor - 29.06.2011 at 18:28  
Rating: 9 This is indeed one fun album to listen to
Boxcar Willy - 28.12.2011 at 06:38  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.06.2011 at 21:26

Written by Ag Fox on 25.06.2011 at 21:23

It's good, but I don't get why people heap that much praise upon it

Because it's new and it sounds old.

People go crazy for shit like that.

aint that the truth.
Mr. Doctor - 28.12.2011 at 14:14  
Rating: 9
Written by Ag Fox on 25.06.2011 at 21:29
Well... Perhaps. I appreciate certain old sounding new albums (e.g. Ghost's latest which I ended liking it enough to give it a 9), but I guess I just don't quite feel the nostalgia here


I'm the other way around, I don't feel that much with Ghost's album... The old school spirit wasn't really there, just the music. This guys really breath the genre imo.
Pennywise - 28.12.2011 at 23:52  
  This is the album I was searching since I got into Blues\Bluesrock. Best Rock Album 2011, alone for The Siren.
NocturnalStalker - 11.02.2012 at 11:53  
Rating: 8 Great album to enjoy the music while reminiscing of the good ol' 70's. Not like I can do the reminiscing part, though, as I was born in the eighties.
Anyway Hisingen Blues is one of the rare jewels presented before us in the previous year, and it would be very unwise to discard this album (unless you're a passionate hard/blues rock hater, which is also not too wise ).
Mehdi Taba - 16.03.2012 at 22:22  
Rating: 9 Classic Blues Hard-Rock, Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant)-like .
lord artan - 29.03.2012 at 08:30  
Rating: 10 Damn good i love this songs
qlacs - 10.06.2012 at 22:23  
Rating: 10 Gee this is SO FUCKING CLUTCHLIEK! Epic Win Band.

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