Horisont - Break the Limit
Rise Above
70s Heavy Metal
2 songs (7'57")
Release year: 2014
Horisont, Rise Above
Reviewed by Alex

Having missed reviewing a pair of full-lengths for Swedish 70s metallers/heavy blues rockers Horisont, at least I can shine the spotlight back on them using a quick write-up for their stopgap EP Break the Limit. In preparation for their next (fourth) full-length, Break the Limit serves as an appetizer, and what an appetizer it is. Changing nothing from their approach, which started with the debut Tva Sidor av Horisonten, the Swedes are still hell bent on rocking it out, proto-heavy metal style.

Break the Limit is the type of a lead-off hit Horisont does so well. Announcing the song arrival with a drum roll, urgent old school riffs and not overstated double bass take us then on a journey where nodding your head in approval will be the only option. Vocalist Axel Soderberg provides familiar Gillanish vocals (his vocal chords not fried) and delivers one hell of a catchy vocal melody. Quick bridge breakdown and guitar wizard solo complete the picture.

Yellow Blues feels much more psychedelic, in part because it has synthesizer backing. Psychedelic or not, its riffs are just as urgent, and drum solo and some roll/slide sequences make you rock out and air drum. Quick picked back-and-forth guitars trade barbs with each other.

Without saying which track I liked more (really hard to do), I continue to urge end of 70s-early 80s Black Sabbath and Deep Purple fans to flock to this band and support them. I need to do it myself and put forthcoming album on the list of purchases. Meanwhile there are still Time Warriors and Second Assault which still need to be acquired.

Killing Songs :
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Other albums by Horisont that we have reviewed:
Horisont - Odyssey reviewed by Alex and quoted 88 / 100
Horisont - Tva Sidor av Horisonten reviewed by Alex and quoted 86 / 100
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