Electric Haze
Get in Line

Label: Idle North Records/Sound Pollution
Three similar bands: Deep Purple/Black Country Communion/Rainbow

Rating: HHHHHHH (3/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm
01. Succuba
02. WOAH!
03. Get In Line
04. All I Ask For
05. Cavern Of Pain
06. Lest We Forget
07. Too Close To The Truth
08. Clenched Fist
09. Cryin´
10. Hidden ghost track (only on CD)

Anton Ekström - Vocals
Johan Andersson - Drums
Andre Ekström - Bass guitar
Tommy Töyrä- Guitar



Mixed and Mastered by Anton Ekström, Lost Boy Studios

Released 2021-06-36
Reviewed 2021-08-07

idle north
sound pollution

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So, the debut album of Electric Haze is a highly anticipated one, at least that is what I read in the email. I also read that they have a big following in Sweden, the US and other places. Statements like that often has me a but curious as it is easy to state one thing, but it is often open to interpretation. I looked at their youtube videos, the most viewed has around 1500 views and they have some 700 liking them on facebook, is that a big following? I do however know that facebook likes doesn’t always reflect real followers so, there are probably some more following and enjoying their music – otherwise the email was lying.

I think the cover almost reveals what it is about, straightforward classic hard rock, in the vein of the bands we list as similar. The choruses are fairly catchy and the songs a little bit unoriginal. Done to format I guess you can say, you get the expected selection of songs and there are no surprises. The sound is what it is, like it usually is with albums in this genre and it all feels like done to a format rather than something carefully constructed by a band of creative visionaries. But at least they keep it short in terms of the playing time.

Decent album, that is about all I can say about it. A bit boring I think, it is an album that lacks a bit of imagination. The opening track is pretty good but not really exciting and the rest of the album is something that is best glossed over, it doesn’t make much of an impression. But sure, if you find accessible and simple rock music appealing it should be a decent album for you, but I grow tired with it very quickly and want to turn it off before it ends despite the playing time being fairly short.

I think a bit more adventurous wouldn’t have hurt, it feels like they are too cautious and just takes the cowardly route with the tried and tested. If you like the generic in styles similar to the bands listed as similar you might find this album to worth checking out, but don’t expect it to blow you away.