Graham Reid | | <1 min read
It happens every now and again, someone turns a genre on its head -- like when Hayseed Dixie makeover hard rock as hoe-down bluegrass, Pat Boone takes metal classics and makes them big band ballads, or Metallica's music gets appropriated by a string quartet.
This is familiar stuff, and Laibach taking Let It Be into aggressive martial music is a particular favourite at Elsewhere.
So you only need to know that despite this Scandanavian group's name and the amusing album title what you have isn't Swedish death metal but quiet, pastoral covers of songs by AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and so on done in a subdued acoustic manner. Singer Harriet Ohlsson has plenty of Joni Mitchell in her.
After Pat Boone I guess "metal lounge" had to come.
It's interesting (a word which suspends judgement?), will be forgotten as quickly as Mike Flowers Pops version of Oasis' Wonderwall, and is probably utterly pointless.
But with scraped cello, minimal piano and Ohlsson's charming vocals it isn't half bad though.