On November 20, 2009, Avatar released their self titled third album. It peaked at number 36 on Swedish album charts, and not much other information could be found regarding this album. We couldn't even determine what the lead single was for the album, somehow nothing came up.
Just looking at the titles though, some of them were rather attention grabbing. Namely the ninth track, "Pigfucker." Given the bizarre name, we had to look this one up. Interestingly enough, it seems like he's talking back to a voice in his head in this. We may be wrong, but that's what it seems through out the lyrics. Its an interesting way to go about things, so for that we do want to give credit but we hear anything that's being said. Everything feels drowned out, though if it was spaced out a bit better, it would honestly all sound very good. It all just sounds smashed together, if that makes sense sense to anyone.
"Shattered Wings" is much better, because it all could be heard more. The vocals -and there for the lyrics were clear, all the instrumentals were their own thing. This one was done much better! The lyrics also tell quite the story that honestly would make a beautiful music video. We're picturing a lot of angels, falling down needing someone to catch them as the fall. The song points out that everyone needs someone, all while asking for someone to catch them as they fall. Its honestly rather beautiful.
Avatar really isn't quite our taste, but they had some songs on this album that were more so up our alley. So good job! You impressed us this time around.
Let us know what you think of this album, or just Avatar in general and then please head on over to their website to see everything they've got going on. They will be performing at many festivals coming up here very soon, such as Fort Rock, Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range, Rocklahoma, and more! Many more are in Europe, so be sure to check out their website for more details.
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