2020 Best of Metal: #6 Blues Pills-Holy Moly!

Release date: August 21, 2020

Origin: Orebro, Sweden

Personnel: Elin Larsson-vox, Zack Anderson-guitar, Kristoffer Schander-bass, Andre Kvarnstrom-drums

I think when I originally reviewed this one I characterized Blues Pills as one of those niche bands that I was really rooting for to break through. Their first couple of albums really showed a lot of promise, but there was that little extra something missing from the mix that would have pushed those albums into the great category. Well, on album number three, they figured it out. This is a retro-rocker that just oozes soul and sophistication for miles. Reminds me a lot of Graveyard with a female vocalist. This was one of those albums that I had a hard time keep out of the player.

4.5 flip flops out of 5

The list so far:
6. Blues Pills-Holy Moly!
7. Armored Saint-Punching the Sky
8. Huntsmen-Mandala of Fear
9. Black Crown Initiate-Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape
10. Haken-Virus
11. Fake Names-Fake Names
12. Kvelertak-Splid
13. King Buffalo-Dead Star
14. Sylosis-Cycle of Suffering
15. Kirk Windstein-Dream in Motion
16. Oranssi Pazuzu-Mestarin Kynsi
17. Forming the Void-Reverie
18. Lamb of God-Lamb of God
19. Demons and Wizards-III
20. Killer Be Killed-Reluctant Hero

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