‘About Time’ is Swedish hard rock quintet Horisont‘s fifth studio album. It’s a release with lyrical content that focuses on the subject and theme time travel, but not only do the lyrics focus on this subject, the band’s sound, image… well, pretty much everything about this band is taken from the past.
As soon as the record kicks in with first track ‘The Hive’, you get an instant throwback to rock eras of previous decades, from the likes of veterans from the genre Thin Lizzy, and Deep Purple. The song starts off very mellow, and builds-up to a classic riff in the end part of the song, something that could be compared to works of Lynyrd Skynyrd in ‘Free Bird’.
‘Electric’, the lead single from the record, follows-up, and holds one of the strongest and most lyrically memorable choruses on the album. However, after a few more tracks deep into the full-length, it feels like we’ve been here before time and time again; a musical déjà vu.
Another highlight comes in the form of ‘Without Warning’. It’s easily one of the best tracks on the album, equipped with solos that can rival any of the classics. At times, it feels like this track has been straight off of an Iron Maiden record.
Horisont have proved that going back to old ways will take you forward, as their 10 year life span has proven, and ‘About Time’ is definitely the band’s greatest effort yet. If you’re into classic rock and hard rock, then this album is definitely up your street.
Written by Callum Griffin (@CalGriffinn)