Henrik Palm – Many Days

If the question is “Do you want this record?” my answer will always be “Yes. Yes I do.”

A record-collecting friend of mine at work came to me with this conversation:

Friend: I know that you love Ghost.

Me: Yes I do.

Friend: I ordered a record from one of the ex-members of Ghost and I was sent two copies by mistake; do you want the extra one?

Me: Hell yes.

This is a perfect example of how to make me love you.

The artwork on this album suggests that the music is going to be super heavy and fast and feature screaming or growling vocals. It honestly looks like it will frighten your mom and summon forth some kind of evil demon if you spin it at midnight. This is not the case at all.

Many Days is mainly an alternative rock record with all of the trappings of a 90s rock band, but it has been run through a doom metal filter. The punk and emo influences are there in slower and darker and heavier tones. Is doom alternative a thing? Because that is exactly what this record is.

There is a familiarity about Many Days that I can’t put my finger on. It sounds like music I know, but it has been slowed down and then doom-filtered and then sped back up to not quite full speed.

Some of the vocal work is strange spoken word stuff, some of it is distorted punk-style vocals, and other parts are very ethereal.

You’ve got to hand it to those Swedes; they make beautifully weird and awesome music.

Owning this record will make you the coolest guy at the Hot Topic Christmas party.

Many Days is a nice addition to my collection because it fits in and stands out all at the same time.

My favorite track: (I Hate) People

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