RHAPSODY SWEDEN Strange Vibrations SPV CD085-59962(2004)
Formed in Sweden in 1974, this mid 70s album gets a re-release through MT Classix with 2 new tracks added as a bonus.
Chunky trad rock with a metal edge, and the keyboards layered under the guitar nicely.
'Crazy Dance' and 'Belly Dancer' are gentler, piano led with some searing guitar over the top (think of Ritchie Blackmoreís Snowman).
Overall itís a very strong rock/metal album which is hard to fault, but thereís just something special missing, which means itís not as gripping or essential as it could or should be. Still, worth a listen.
Review by Joe Geesin