03:49 - !J.O.O.E.! Overall I enjoyed it, despite glaring and numerous plot holes and being a too long. But I think it could have been better if it didn't want to be too many things and concentrated on just a few. Joon-ho Bong's The Host was a better
03:47 - Darth Satanious ...out of place on purpose. It is like everything, some may find that something works and some may not. Fucking traffic control in the Shoutbox,
03:45 - !J.O.O.E.! True, but Battle Royale felt clearly rooted in satire, so they got away with it.
03:43 - Darth Satanious I think they wanted to put an interesting character with her, and I believe they succeded. Her place in Snow reminds me of that chick in the instructional video of Battle Royale. A weird, kind of eccentric character that feels...
03:42 - !J.O.O.E.! Which is ironic because she was the best part of the film, but the one element which didn't belong.
03:40 - !J.O.O.E.! [SPOILERS] It's like on one hand, you have the serious and tragic tone of the film where babies were eaten etc, then on the other hand you have the caricatured, designed for humour character of Swinton. Not compatible imo.
01. An Industry Of Murder 02. Slow Motion Countdown 03. Seven Seven 04. The Suits, The Law & The Uniform 05. Endless Night 06. Hard Time Lovin' 07. Goliath 08. Fool In The End 09. 20/20 (Tunnel Vision)
Session musicians Nils Dahl - rhodes, piano and mellotron on "Slow Motion Countdown" and rhodes on "20/20 (Tunnel Vision)" Magnus Jäverling - hammond on "Hard Times Lovin'" Martin Holm - saxophone on "The Suits, The Law & The Uniforms" Erik Sjöberg Ridderström - Norwegian fiddle on "An Industry Of Murder"
Additional info Produced, recorded and mixed by Don Alsterberg in Gothenburg, Sweden at Don Pierre Studios at various days between May and early August 2012.
Mastered by Hans Olssonn Brookes at Svenska Gramofonstudion Mastering.
Jonatan Ewald - some last minute engineering.
Front and back cover art by Henrik Walse, Walse Custom Design Co.
Layout by Tobias Barth, Jaggd Design.
Photos by Anders Bergstedt.
After the first listen I thought that this album is weaker than "Hisingen Blues" but now that I've listened to it a couple more times I can say that it's almost on the same level. There are some fast and rocking songs, such as Endless Night and Goliath, and there are also some nice slow, bluesy songs (i.e. Hard Times Lovin'). Overall this is definitely a hard rock album of the year for me.