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Estado Novo: Estado Novo

Estado Novo were men with a plan when it came to making this album, "The idea was to make classic rock album. To make the recordings within one weekend and make it happen in analog with 2-inch tape machine and traditional mic set-up etc." The key concept was, "no compromise! No compromise in music. No compromise in lyrics. No compromise in sound."

Having noted all this, I have to say that on my first run through of the album I absolutely hated it…with a passion. I found it to be meandering, listless and even worse, dull. However, Clearly it is only fair to give all our reviews a chance so I gave it a few more whirls and more and more it began to grab me. I'm not prepared to call this album a classic but Hiili Hiilesmaa - drums Kalle Sundström - guitar Jukka Puurula - bass Teppo Haapasalo – voice have actually achieved much of what they set out to achieve. This is defiantly uncommercial sludgey 1970s style rock music. Tracks such as "The Method" and the slightly more melodic opener "Verbal" have real depth and scope and whilst this isn't the type of music I naturally turn to I can appreciate the quality on offer.

Track listing:
  1. Verbal
  2. Dilitante
  3. Term of the King
  4. The Method
  5. Physic
  6. The Serpent
  7. Salazar
  8. Random Convict
  9. On Going
  10. Twisted Mogul

Added: October 2nd 2014
Reviewer: Simon Bray
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