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Night: Hight Tides Distant Skies
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Night: Hight Tides Distant Skies

Melodic Heavy Guitar Rock
4.0/5.0

Soon to celebrate 10 years in the business, Sweden's Night returns with their fourth long player High Tides Distant Skies. It follows on the heels of Night, a 7" EP release offering two new songs. The new album features both guitarists Oskar Andersson and Sammy Ouirra sharing lead vocal duties, while introducing us to new drummer Linus Fritzson from Ambush.

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Musically, Night strays little from their path of twin guitar driven heavy rock, echoing Seventies proto-metal with some notable psychedelic influences. Their sound is organic and fundamental with crisp and harmonious twin riffage, solos which both soar and spar with each other, and a rhythm section which moves with groove and, at times, some gallop. While song melody and harmony are self-evident, Night also favors strong harmony in their vocal arrangements. You'll find this within Shadow Gold, Crimson Past, or Under The Moonlight Sky. Additionally, Night also makes use of some piano within Crimson Past in the second half where it duets with the guitar solo. That song also has some interesting guitar technique that reminds of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straights. Additionally, I think I heard some Hammond organ just past the halfway point of Here On My Own, but definitely at the end of Under The Moonlight Sky. Other songs of interest include Burning Sky and Give Me To The Night which have a bit more gallop with the groove, especially the latter song. All things considered, with High Tides Distant Skies, Night delivers another fine album of melodic heavy rock, steered by their stylish twin guitar lines, energetic rhythm and groove, and superb vocal harmony. Recommended.




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With High Tides Distant Skies, Night delivers another fine album of melodic heavy rock, steered by their stylish twin guitar lines, energetic rhythm and groove, and superb vocal harmony. Recommended.

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