Falconer - Grime Vs. Grandeur (2005)
Reviewed by Daniel Millard
Well here it is, the black sheep of Falconer’s discography, and the one Falconer album that didn’t meet with overwhelmingly positive reception. This is due to a number of factors that require explanation. First, the Johanssons, added as full-time members on bass and guitar for The Sceptre Of Deception, were rotated out in favor of bassist Magnus Linhardt and second guitarist Jimmy Hedlund, both of whom remain with the band to this day. This particular changing of the guard may not have had an impact, but member-swapping almost always has a certain impact on sound. Although it was clear that, at the time, Stefan Weinerhall was pleased with the musical direction of Grime Vs. Grandeur (having been somewhat disappointed with the realization of The Sceptre Of Deception for reasons that escape me), audiences around the world didn’t quite agree with the new approach.
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