Saturday, January 11, 2014

Nergard - Intermission

Nergard - Intermission (2014) Pug-Nose Records
Produced by Andreas Nergard
Tracks : 1.Acrobat 2.The bandstand 3.With or without you
3,5 out of 5

Intermission - a recess between parts of performance or production. Or in the case with Norwegian progmetal band Nergard, a brand new EP of covers between the previous studio album "Memorial for a wish" (2013) and the next LP.
Bandleader and drummer Andreas Nergard wanted to make a covers EP of songs from two of his favorite bands U2 and A-ha, he had the good taste of picking the odd U2 song "Acrobat" and it´s so wonderful to hear this forgotten song in a great progmetal version. The song feature a guest vocal performance from Andi Kravljaca (Aeon Zen) and Andi pulls it off really good, the highlight of the EP is the huge "The bandstand" where Andi is singing even better. It´s not everyday you get to hear an A-ha song the progmetal way. Hats off!
The most popular song is ofcourse U2´s "With or without you" from the legendary album "The Joshua Tree", it´s done with only guitar, piano and a beautiful vocal performance from Thomas Loseth (Tempo).  Too bad we only get 3 tracks because I enjoyed this EP a lot and would´ve liked to hear at least 1 or 2 more covers.

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