Liv I Vårdens Slutskede Industrial, Noise Vanvård Alright? This wasn't very exciting at all. As a side project to Severe Illusion I had expected more from Ulf and Fredrik. Other projects they are involved in holds a higher standard so I wonder what went wrong. The music is described as aggressive and primitive, primitive I can agree on but the aggressive part just isn't there. By listening to the music you'll hear that it consists of simple beats and sounds. There are no extra sounds added, no fuss and no complexity that makes the makes the whole sound fuzzy. Maybe it's this that saves the record. There are three reasons why this isn't a total catastrophe. The first reason is the cover which is very old school punk. Second reason is the song titles in Swedish, some are really funny. The last reason is the song "Medelstor Hackspett" which is really great. Why isn't the rest like this? This review was written 2005 and initially published on Neurozine.com
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Vanvård - Liv I Vårdens Slutskede

Alright? This wasn't very exciting at all. As a side project to Severe Illusion I had expected more from Ulf and Fredrik. Other projects they are involved in holds a higher standard so I wonder what went wrong.

The music is described as aggressive and primitive, primitive I can agree on but the aggressive part just isn't there. By listening to the music you'll hear that it consists of simple beats and sounds. There are no extra sounds added, no fuss and no complexity that makes the makes the whole sound fuzzy. Maybe it's this that saves the record.

There are three reasons why this isn't a total catastrophe. The first reason is the cover which is very old school punk. Second reason is the song titles in Swedish, some are really funny. The last reason is the song "Medelstor Hackspett" which is really great. Why isn't the rest like this?

This review was written 2005 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Jan 01 2005

John Wikström

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