Being honest, i’d never heard of The Quill before this cd landed on my door matt, but apparently this is their first album since 2006 and it’s a bit of grower.
After a nearly five year hiatus, Swedish rockers The Quill return with their sixth album Full Circle, and introduce new singer Magnus Arnar, who is a worthy successor to Magnus Ekwell who left in 2007.
The media have labeled them as stoner rock, something I feel is a bit constrictive , as they are more diverse than that, think more Soundgarden and less Queens Of The Stone Age, though they do hit real stoner territory with “24/7 Groove”, and “More Alive”.
The rest of the album stacks up pretty well, there’s even a Ballard, “No Easy Way Out”, and a few generic rock tracks, like ’More Alive’, ’Full Circle’ and ’White Flag’. Though “Black Star” is the stand out track for me.
This is a rich album, full of texture, substance, and well written polished songs, so if you like your stoner rock, a bit on the lighter side, but still with deep thunderous bass lines, and rich grooves, then this is certainly the one for you.
01. Sleeping With Your Enemy
02. Full Circle
03. Black Star
05. Bring it On
06. River of Moonchild
07. 24/7 Groove
08. White Flag
09. Pace That Kills
10. No easy way out
12. More Alive
13. Waiting for the Sun
A thunderous 8/10
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