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Quill, The - 2017 Born From Fire


ARTIST: Quill, The
ALBUM: Born From Fire
LABEL: Metalville
YEAR: 2017


LINEUP: Magnus Ekwall - vocals * Christian Carlsson - guitars * Roger Nilsson - bass * George 'Jolle' Atlagic - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Stone Believer * 02 Snake Charmer Woman * 03 Ghosthorse * 04 Keep It Together * 05 The Spirit And The Spark * 06 Skull & Bones * 07 Set Free Black Crow * 08 Electrical Sun * 09 Hollow Of Your Hand * 10 Unchain Yourself * 11 Revelation * 12 Metamorphosis


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Not exactly a new band on the block, these Swedes have been around for twenty or more years. They've released a few albums too, including their 1995 debut on Megarock Records, in good company with AORSters Walk The Wire and melodic rock kings Aces High. Not that The Quill follow suit musically. No. They deliver a stoner style which is highly melodic, not unlike the recent Streamline album, but without the organ playing, which used to be something they were well known for in the past. On this 2017 release 'Born From Fire', it's all tough guitar riffs and equally tough vocals.

The Songs
After the stirring opener 'Stone Believer', the band fire up on 'Snake Charmer Woman', which could be a melodic version of Motorhead. Taking it back a decade or two, 'Ghosthorse' visits the doom-laden territory of 70's era Black Sabbath, but gets heavier as the track goes on. There is some thunderous back-end bass on 'The Spirit And The Spark', which will do damage to your speakers if you're not careful. 'Set Free Black Crow' is very retro, if the sound effects are anything to go by, while 'Electrical Sun' is a relentless bender, one of my faves so far. 'Hollow Of Your Hand' is a change-up moment, the lads dipping their feet into progressive rock territory with satisfying results. 'Unchain Yourself' is an undulating ebb/flow affair, mostly restrained, 'Relevation' is more in keeping with their stoner rock influences, while the closing 'Metamorphosis' is an instrumental oddity, with post-rock influences and sonic output generated through a plethora of guitar pedals no doubt.

In Summary
This is not normally a style of music I would put up on GDM, but like the Keleven release which I wrote about the other day, it's good to add some variety and write about something a little different. Signed to German label Metalville, The Quill are on the same roster as Threshold, Astral Doors, Toseland and Madame Mayhem. Who knows, we might look at them again in the future.

Quill, The - 2017 Stone Believer

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