REVIEW: Spiritual Beggars – Sunrise To Sundown

Press_coverSpiritual Beggars – Sunrise To Sundown
CD/LP 2016 InsideOutMusic

Sunrise To Sundown is the ninth studio album by de Swedish rock band Spiritual Beggars. If the band does not ring a bell maybe Mechael Amott will? Well he Spiritual Beggars band leader and the lead guitarist from the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. The rest of the band consists of Apollo Papathanasio (ex Firewind) on vocals, Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy, Witchery) on bass, Per Wiberg (Candlemass, ex Opeth) on keyboards as well as Ludwig Witt (Grand Magus, Firebird) on drums.

Don’t expect anything like Arch Enemy. ‘Sunrise To Sundown’ offers catchy hard rock and roll with a vintage sound: a blues riff here, a southern rock riff there, some stoner, … and all this spiced up with some vintage organ and keyboard tunes. It is a must have album that can be put somewhere between Deep Purple, Dio and The Doors.

The digital tracks are spinning on repeat for a while now and it is becoming one of my most favourite rock albums of 2015-2016. This catchy and divers album certainly deserves a spin on everyone’s turntable (or CD player). 9/10

Track list:
1. Sunrise To Sundown
2. Diamond Under Pressure
3. What doesn’t kill you
4. Hard Road
5. Still Hunter
6. No Man’s Land
7. I Turn To Stone
8. Dark Light Child
9. Lonely Freedom
10. You’ve Been Fooled
11. Southern Star


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