TRISTESS: Hog & Låg Blues: LP

Sometimes it’s really hard to describe a record that is absolutely fantastic. It’s like, where do you begin? This is by far the best record yet from Tristess. Everything they’ve done prior pales in comparison. They definitely have the early European punk sound nailed down tight, and though the sound is retro, they sound refreshing. “Jag Tillhor Mig” is an excellent track that has a bit of a Stooges sound in the guitar, and the singer, Triztano Cazanova, adding the “ch-ch-chs” sends the song over into the “repeated play before listening to the next track” category. The organ on “Hg & Låg Blues” and the sax on “Paralyserad Generation” raise this record even further up the measuring stick of what makes a record great and not run of the mill. Definitely one of the best of 2008. 

 –M.Avrg (Deranged)