Brutus Behind the Mountains

Brutus Behind the Mountains
7
The '70s never ended for half Swedish, half Norwegian quintet Brutus. If anything, '70s psychedelic rock is alive and well in their hearts, and their sophomore release, Behind the Mountains, is a testament to that. Songs like "Personal Riot" and "Big Fat Boogie" remind you of a time when people used to dance to rock'n'roll and not computer-generated A.D.D. (aka dubstep). "Reflections" is the most "out there" track on the record, with the background organ reminiscent of Iron Butterfly. The entire sound of this album is incredibly refreshing. Staying true to the genre, Brutus remain untouched by ProTools' digital corruption. This analog purity provides an incredibly rich tone and I can't help but think what Behind the Mountains would sound like on vinyl. Brutus are what Wolfmother tried to be: a modern Pentagram or Black Sabbath, keeping what many consider to be the golden age of music alive in Scandinavia. (Svart)