Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Host - "Pa Sterke Vinger" 1974

Host (Norway) released two albums in the mid 70's before calling it quits. Their sound combined 70's hard rock/metal with prog and Norwegian folk. Many sections are reminiscent of early Iron Maiden or Judas Priest (Sad Wings of Destiny era) with twin guitars throughout, and "Harris-like" bass riffs. They also mix a few timesinature changes in spicing it up a bit. Their music is a little more complex and less heavy than Maiden, but the similarities are surprising. Host also liked to mix Norwegian vocals, melodies, and rhythms into their hard prog sound making it very unique. Over all, this is an excellent album that would be a hit with metal collectors or heavy prog fans.

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