Despite being predictable I like this release by Skogen Brinner. The band, a four piece from Sweden plays a brand of 70s groove stoner fuzz obviously inspired by Black Sabbath, Witchcraft, and Graveyard. They pull some great leads out of the tumultuous hat of their sound, and execute very good build-ups. Once the band are in the full swing of "Australien” and “Fasornas berg” they instantly bring to mind November and that’s always a good choice.
Altogether Skogen Brinner is a very entertaining debut album that should appeal to all fans of stoner, fuzz, riff and 70s heavy psych rock. Very potent release with plenty of power and intricate moments that are noteworthy. The 9 songs demonstrate concisely the band’s qualities. The musicianship is in-tact and all the elements of the classic stoner vibe are there, but there is typically nothing new here, and some of the songs can get whiny at times, regardless, it shows that their song writing skills within the catchy choruses keep their composition abilities up to par, and if you want to indulge in some fine stoner, this record is worth checking out, and I have to hand it to these guys, they have a grasp on what they are doing, but there still is room for growth.