NP: THUNDER

by Chief Rebel Angel on 2015/07/22
From Rock To Black Metal - Chief Rebel Angel

Alright, let’s admit it: you have seen the name of the band but not really gotten into it, or perhaps not even heard them. We’re talking of the British hardrock band THUNDER, and at least that initial line is true for yours truly.

So, when I was bored of the weather in Sweden the other night (it really has been the worst summer weather-wise, I simply cannot remember a colder summer with more rain… ever!), I was flicking around on the internet, shopping for records as I usually do. And as a collateral damage, the “Best Of THUNDER” ended up in my shopping basket.

Now, the thing is – the rest of the order was really intense extreme metal (CUT UP, ASTROPHOBOS, MURG…), and even though I like that stuff, some parts of my family do not agree. The result: I started playing a lot of THUNDER on the stereo back home during the days, as this really fits everyone.

Damn me if this isn’t really good stuff!

It might not be the heavyest, the most brutal or the most complicated music (really, the drums and the bass often goes kind of “dumm-dumm-dah” for more or less the entire song), but it grooves, it shakes and it moves. A lot!

The album is full of covers, easy listening rock’n’roll and joy.

Sometimes that’s just all one can ask for, and I surprice myself somewhat by stating that right now, THUNDER is playing!

(yes, this Spotify-thing is not the exact same thing, but… let’s face it… it’s a THUNDER “Best Of”, and that is good enough!)

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