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Night: Raft Of The World
Night - Raft Of The World CD Album Review

Night: Raft Of The World

Melodic Hard Rock
4.0/5.0

While Night has been around since 2011, and have dropped two previous albums, Raft Of The World is my first experience with the band. This Swedish band is plowing the path of the NWoBHM revival movement that's been ongoing for ten or more years.

Night Band Photo

Night

Yet having said that, and having not heard the preceding albums, Night doesn't remind me of early Judas Priest or early Dickinson Iron Maiden. Night sounds like they've backed off on the "metal" side of NWoBHM, opting for the (melodic) hard rock side of the genre. Then, the band stepped back a few more years and tapped into early Seventies pseudo-psychedelic heavy rock scene. Nevertheless, there is some sharpness to the twin guitar harmony and leads, and some weight in the rhythm section, which still gives there music some NWoBHM timbre. Actually, there guitar lines are likely the centerpiece, and best part, of every arrangement across this album. Yet, it's the abundance of rhythmic rock groove that propels these things.

For some song highlights, you have some quick pacing with Surrender and Winds, the latter a good example of Night's twin guitar harmony. For something on the heavier side, more metal-ish as it were, check out Under The Gallows or the thick bottom end and wailing guitars of Where Silence Awaits. Then there's somewhat eerie atmosphere of Coin In A Fountain with its echoing vocals and drums wrapped around prickly light electric guitar work. I think that's the song that gave me the idea for the pseudo-psychedelic heavy rock motif mentioned earlier

Essentially, with Raft Of The World, Night is reinterpreting early Seventies proto-metal and the hard rock side of the early NWoBHM movement, with both interesting and entertaining results. Recommended.



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Essentially, with Raft Of The World, Night is reinterpreting early Seventies proto-metal and the hard rock side of the early NWoBHM movement, with both interesting and entertaining results. Recommended.

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