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  • Summary: The second album for the Swedish doom rock band was produced by Don Alsterberg.
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Hisingen Blues
Going by the riot Call the rest a stone Leading to the isle I don't wanna go Nothing really matters Even life or death Meeting with the man To feel... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Aug 31, 2011
    The title track of this album finds Graveyard at their most rip-roaring, offering a thunderous riff and some stinging guitar soloing. Other tracks throw little stylistic tweaks (background vocals on "Buying Truth [Tack & Förlåt]") into the mix, but the basic formula stays the same.
  2. Kerrang!
    Aug 31, 2011
    The classy atmosphere of Hisingen Blues makes Graveyard sound timeless rather than retrogressive, and wholly relevant in 2011. [14 May 2011, p.51]
  3. Aug 31, 2011
    There's not too much to Hisingen Blues when all is said and done, but more than ever, it feels like Graveyard has its own identity, delivering a version of heavy blues rock with so much attention to detail that it stands out far apart from the band's more modern-sounding peers.
  4. Aug 31, 2011
    The inevitable slump following the atomic "Submarine Blues" of this Gothenburg, Sweden, quartet's self-titled 2007 debut nevertheless bottles a lightning shot or four of moonshine psych-blues.
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  1. Sep 11, 2011
    Thursday, September 8th, 2011, around 3:30 PM: I'm walking home from school, I passed by some local record store, there was a piece of paperThursday, September 8th, 2011, around 3:30 PM: I'm walking home from school, I passed by some local record store, there was a piece of paper says 'You can pick any of those CDs for $6'. Hisingen Blues was one of them. "It sounds like a Blue Cheer album" the guy in the record shop says, so I decided to buy it; it's cheap, supposedly good so, why not?

    Thursday, September 8th, 2011, around 4:00 PM: I decided to play the CD, it started playing. "This sounds like Led Zeppelin, holy **** Unlike The Raconteurs who also sound like Zep, This album is full of energy, loud guitars and gives you that wonderful groovy shivers, it's everything I ever asked for. By track 5 I realized that this has some of coolest guitar riffs ever. And then Longing came, which fits perfectly as the soundtrack for some medieval-based movie. Ungrateful Are the Dead came next. "Those riffs again!" I thought, not that it's a bad thing, though. And then, at some moment of this song comes an awesome guitar solo just to make this song laterally awesome. *3 minutes of jamming to RSS*
    The Siren started as a really meh-ish song but as the chorus started it was becoming slowly a song I would hear from Led Zeppelin (again) and I like that.

    Thursday, September 8th, 2011, 9:30 PM:
    I played the album again and I appreciated that Uncomfortably Numb's last minute's sheer beauty. Also.. I could actually focus on the guitars in RSS, pretty cool, I have to say.

    Friday, September 9th, 2011, 6:00 AM: "I'm definitely in love with this."