El Doom & The Born Electric – “El Doom & The Born Electric” – [Rune Grammofon]
Norwegian progressive hard rock that keeps moving through complex arrangements. No tedious riff-rock here. If you like fearless guitar-slinging and a solid rhythm section, this is right up your alley. Ole Petter Andreassen handles lead guitar, did most of the composing, and produced the record. He’s also the singer, and, well… I’m not crazy about his voice; a little of it goes a long way. If they could have gotten, say, Rob Halford in, this would be just about perfect.