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Release dates: Sweden, November 13th. Rest of the world, November 20th.
Honeymoon Disease's debut album is basically a display of retro music and I have to admit, despite some of my unflattering words before, that I'm starting to appreciate and enjoy this type of music more and more as time goes by, even though this particular album eventually might not be my top priority in terms of this year's greatest albums of the whole genre.
What they're doing is for the most part far from coming out unique or being one of a kind, as most of this outfit's material has sort of been done before in some kind of different shape or form. The band is, rather unsurprisingly, trying to feed substantially off the elements of the 70's hard rock scene, where they include a guitar play that clearly sticks out as a considerable factor with lots of tiny and pretty simple, yet nice, leads and licks.
The vocal melodies on this record come out subordinate to the actual musical contents, as they so often did during the earlier times of heavier music. Don't get me wrong, I know for sure that everything counts when it comes to having a record with supposedly a great outcome, but this experience is definitely a clear case of music before singing.
I'd say that most of the songs are okay or rather good,
yet at the same time I can't really find any specific songs that are
great enough to be able to get me completely excited and overwhelmed.
The Transcendence is indeed a pretty valid release, but since it doesn't
contain those absolute top moments, which usually launch records to
higher levels, I believe that 6 chalices is a fair rating in the end.