Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spiritual Beggars - Ad Astra

Year of release: 2000
Genre: Hard Rock/Stoner/Metal
Country: Sweden

01. Left Brain Ambassadors
02. Wonderful World
03. Sedated
04. Angel Of Betrayal
05. Blessed
06. Per Aspera Ad Astra
07. Save Your Soul
08. Until The Morning
09. Escaping The Fools
10. On Dark Rivers
11. The Goddess
12. Mantra
13. Let The Magic Talk

In a few words:

Ad Astra is probably the best album of Spiritual Beggars. The album is actually a dynamite of energy. Hard rock is combined with metal and space/stoner elements resulting in excellent songs that can cheer you up. The riffs and solos of Mike Ammot, the rhythm section, the keyboards of Per Wiber and of course the voice of Spice are the components of this album. If you like 70's hard rock and bands like Deep Purple, you will also like this one. After many years I put this album on my cd player and it blew my away like the first time. Enjoy it with a lot of beers!

Personal highlights:
"Angel Of Betrayal", "Per Aspera Ad Astra" and "Mantra"