Monday, March 03, 2014

THE BLACK SWEDEN: Heavy-Metal Versions of ABBA Hits

As one-joke album concepts go, "Gold" by the one-off Black Sweden works better than most.  Don't know how many ABBA songs one really needs to hear performed in full-on head-banging fashion, but the performances here are skilled as any "real" metal album, and everyone sounds like their having tons o' fun. Worth it alone for their version of "Take A Chance On Me" a la Metallica.

No one's taking credit, but apparently genuine Swedish metal all-stars are behind this.

Figured I'd better post this as copies of this CD are literally going for hundreds on Amazon. (On American Amazon, at least.  Maybe the streets of Sweden are littered with these?)

Black Sweden "Gold"


Nick Titchener said...

That is simply marvellous. Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Good lookin' out! There was also this, an ABBA tribute album by established (mostly Swedish, of course) metal bands: A Tribute to ABBA

Colorskins said...

Please, please, PLEASE bring this one back!