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Band
The Quill
Title
Born from Fire
Type
LP/EP
Company
Metalville
YOR
2017
Style
Doom/Stoner
8/30/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
Comeback album for these Swedish stoners
The same classic lineup that recorded 'Hooray! It's a Deathtrip', 'Voodoo Caravan' and 'Silver Haze' is back together, complete with powerhouse vocalist Magnus Ekwall. While the last two The Quill records were very good, it didn't quite have that 70s heavy metal magnitude. 'Born from Fire' is bristling with soaring vocals, heavily distorted grooves and a lively percussion (Jolle Atlagic of Hanoi Rocks, Firebird). It's a convincing revival and a much-needed return to triumphant form. The Swedes are back!
Recommended for fans of: Firebird, Spiritual Beggars
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
4
VOCALS
4.5
PRODUCTION
3.5
ARTWORK
4
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: THE QUILL
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Born from Fire
2017
Metalville
Eric Compton8/30/2017
4
Full Circle
2011
SPV/Steamhammer
Eric Compton10/25/2011
3.5

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