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The Guitar Is Mightier Than The Gun = Digipack = (CD)
The 3rd album from Swedish intergatactical starfighters on their eternal quest for infiltrating the human race with their alien psychic powers of enslaving the neanderthals by brainwashing their with the finest space rock ever done in Sweden ! 1 bonus track, 16 minutes of spacesounds extra compared to the vinyl version.
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Type: CD
Recorded: 2009
Release Date: 2009-11-03
Label: Transubstans Records
Country: Euro
Item No: TRANS054
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Track List
01 Demons and haze
02 Turn left to the mexican barbeque
03 The guitar is mightier than the gun
04 Smokin (bonustrack)
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Reviewed 4/12-09 by JULIAN  Rating:
Stunning album! - The enigmatic time-travelling aliens return for another glimpse of their unique spacemosphere. Predecessor ?Impressionable Sounds Of The Subsonic? was an exceptional album but it?s unremittingly intense wall-of-sound was not for the faint-hearted. ?The Guitar Is Mightier Than The Gun? has moved further away from heavy-metal towards a more psychedelic approach: while still underpinned by heavy rock, this album effortlessly straddles the thin divide between spacerock and psych, musically exploring both outer and inner space.

The whole is cloaked in a big dose of Prog: music twists and turns, seldom standing still for long, always progressing to some new excitement and not afraid to experiment with alternative time signatures. Perhaps the greatest advance over previous albums is in the songwriting and arranging departments. Melodies are more memorable, vocal performances more assured, and dynamic arrangements propel songs with a vibrancy that leave a listener wanting more, despite their length.

It is an excellent sounding album, intimate yet emitting power and clarity without obvious over-use of processing effects. Each primary instrument has its own distinct place on the sound-stage, especially bass which is a commanding presence throughout. Indeed, as befits it?s title, guitars dominate this album: bass, left-lead and right-lead are bedrock constants on which all else hangs, whether other guitars, keyboards or miscellaneous samples. Oh, and the drum kit sounds superb too!

?Demons And Haze? is of tripartite construction, beginning energetically before a gorgeous majestic melodic centrepiece with soaring Mellotron-esque keyboards that finally dissolves into alien landscape samples; back in the day, especially when playing live, Prog bands would often insert a lengthy instrumental/jam session into the middle of a song, and that?s what FBFOS have done with ?Turn Left To The Mexican Barbeque?, a doom-laden hippie trip with scary male/female vocals book-ends a len