Krux - Krux
If I mention that Leif Edling is behind the band Krux
many of you probably gets a pretty clear picture of what this band is
Musically this lands somewhere between mentioned bands Candlemass and the progressive-like doom of Abstrakt Algebra, with an all-embracing Black Sabbath´ish atmosphere resting over it all. The music is heavy as lead and full of feelings with some really great melodies, best shown in the track Enigma EZB where the tempo is driven up to a quicker pace and in Popocatépetl that is a slow song with a heavy groove and a great melody line in the chorus.
Of the nine tracks the first seven are really good with an even quality straight through while the second to last track Evel Rifaz is more like "strange noises from an bassguitar" that I could easily have done without. The finishing twelveminute track Lunochod is a little bit too much for me beeing to uneven and totally spaced out, but I have no problem overlooking that when the rest of the album holds such high quality and when the songs has such excellent names.
See also review of: III: He Who Sleeps Amongst The Stars