This summer, after years of absence, everyone’s favourite giant monster lizard finally returns! No, I’m not referring to the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex in Jurassic World, but the other dinosaur, the… fuzzier one! Skraeckoedlan, meaning ‘dinosaur’ in Swedish, have unleashed their monster of a second album "Sagor", picking up where they left off in 2011 with "Äppelträdet".
"Sagor" brings back more of the same heavy, warm fuzzy tone interlaced with melodic and groovy riffs that made "Äppelträdet" so good.
Though heavy, it is definitely easy on the ears as it is the perfect blend comprising of the melody and catchiness of Swedish Stoner Rock (Truckfighters, Dozer etc) and the bluesy, groovy elements of Progressive Rock, that will leave you headbanging from start to finish.
There are few words in the English language that can be used to describe "Sagor"; gargantuan, monstrous, colossal… yet those words do not convey its majesty and beauty. Perhaps, in going with the theme of monsters and creatures, the Japanese term "Kaiju" is more apt.