Saturday, May 07, 2011

Exhumed: Message

Digging Up Graves

Message was a German/British band from the early 70's with a psychedelic/progressive/space rock kind of style. From Books and Dreams, released in 1973, shows some obvious kinship with metal. Just look at that skull on the cover, and all the references to sleep and dreams are pretty common among doom metal bands and early Sabbath. Not to mention some dark musical similarities. The riffs are cool--the bass is excellent--the compositions are sprawling but coherent, and they even use saxophone to great effect. Check out "Dreams and Nightmares (Dreams)":

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