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Monday, April 21, 2008

Review of "Bat out of Hellvar" Album in Grapevine # 4 (2008)

Bat out of Hellvar
Hellvar draws its name from a of husband-wife duo Heiða and Elvar, who formed the band as a folk duo some four years ago but have now added two new members and become an electro-rock band. It is a hit and miss effort. The album tops early, there is a great instrumental song called Insomnia and the album’s best song, 11 Types, follows. Give me Gold is another song that helps the effort, but on the whole, the electro – rock mix fails to produce a very exciting record. There is a lot of things to like, almost every song has elements that sound exciting, but the complete product still falls short of being exciting. Sveinn Birkir Björnsson SBB

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