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Monday, August 2, 2010

Nimbus, Finland *** REISSUED ***

Nimbus - Obus. 1974 Satsunga.

*** Reissued by Rocket Records, July 2013 ***

When I first bought this album from a Helsinki record store some 17 years ago, I wasn't sure what to make of it. Today, I enjoy it more than ever. The vocalist uses a narrative style of singing, all in wonderful Finnish. The music is more typical of the Scandinavian tradition of mixing hard rock with progressive rock - and maintains a somewhat dour atmosphere. Instrumentally guitar, violin and, in particular, organ dominate. Definitely recommended to fans of Sweden's Trettioåriga Kriget (first album) and Norway's Host, though not as dynamic as the former. Features a nice lyric insert. My vinyl copy will most likely stay as a permanent fixture of the collection. Now if we can only get a CD to supplement that. Rocket Records would appear to be the obvious choice at this point. Boots exist.

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