DÖDSFEST – Det sista äventyret (album review)

Straight to the point

This artist is AbsRecommended

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I have been kidnapped by some aliens lately and could not unfortunately blog as much as I would have liked. It is too bad, especially because one of the best Swedish record of the year was released last Wednesday.

Well, I already mentioned it several times. Have praised it since its first song came out, but I guess I have to repeat it one more time : Dödsfest debut album “Det sista äventyret” is a masterpiece of simplicity. From opening tune (“Dödsfesten”) to the last one (“Gammal, lam och kall”), the whole record goes straight on. Directly to the point. And leaves you with the impression that you should play it all over and over again. I admit my poor Swedish abilities do not allow me to really get the lyrics, but I truly think I get the point.

This could be sum up as “melodic pop”. This could be described as “punk”. This is probably a mix of both, i.e. great melodies and an insolent attitude. Sometimes very BobHundish (latest single “Utan din kyss”), sometimes more Mattias Alkberg BDish (“Vi bestämmer över dig”) and even a little bit Pascalish on the song “GG Allin på kalas”. It makes sense: the band is a dreamy crew formed by Conny Nimmersjö (from Bob Hund), Karl Malm (from Mattias Alkberg BD), Manuela de Gouveia (from Pascal) and Christian Ramirez (from Park Hotell). Brilliant people that bring all their influences together.

All in all, you feel eventually an emergency in this sound, a need to keep it short, alive, easy to reach, as if the end of the world was near and we did not have much time left to enjoy. Totally AbsRecommended.

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