BIGELF are a group of four guys from Los Angeles. In 1997 they released a 6 track CD on the new label Third Hole Records in USA. Pretty soon they were picked up by the Swedish label Record Heaven where they released "Closer to Doom" with 4 bonus tracks. The music is built up by heavy Toni Iommi riffs, KING CRIMSON Mellotron, a domestic Jon Lord Hammond B3 and melodies that could have been arranged by Lennon/McCartney. The 6 tracks that were on the Third Hole release are of course the best tracks on this album, but the 4 bonus tracks makes this release even more worth it's price. The first bonus track are "Theme One (from "An Instrumental Thing")", and as you can see on the title, it's instrumental. The second bonus track is "I, The Jury". It's previously released as a single in 1994, and in my opinion it should have been included on the Third Hole Release, as it's almost as good as my favorite track "In the Void". The third bonus track is "Fight", a demo from 1992. It reminds a bit of the title track "Closer to Doom". The last bonus track is "Baron Saturday", and it's recorded live at the Viper Room in February 1996. This is a very good song with a super cool riff that ends the album.
Damon Fox: lead vocal, keyboards, guitar, percussion
A.H.M. Butler-Jones: vocals, guitar
Richard Anton: lead vocal, bass
Thom Sullivan: drums
5. In The Void
6. Closer To Doom
7. Theme One [bonus track]
8. I, The Jury [bonus track]
9. Fight [bonus track]
10. Baron Saturday (live) [bonus track]
Closer to Doom will go down perfectly for all you fans of heavyrock from the 70s era and this is one of the most devestating albums of the 90s, a highly recommendable album that you should lay your hands on.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! MONSTER!!!
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