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Resension av KRAKELs singlar Burning Bridges och Boy like me.

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Krakel – ‘Burning Bridges, Boy Like Me’

Ahead of the autumn EP release, on which they’ll feature, singles ‘Burning Bridges’ and ‘Boy Like Me’ are now available, by hard rock/heavy metal band Krakel.CABB

The first single, ‘BB’, is themed around the literal metaphorical meaning of its title, i.e. to burn your bridges, in life, by way of sometimes dramatic and final actions, in order to free yourself (from constraints), to be yourself, whatever the impact.

The second, ‘BLM’, is a much more specific narrative,

Boy like me

KRAKEL Boy like me

around a soldier, going to war, finding that the enemy he anticipated turns out to be a young boy, no different to himself and the complex emotions surrounding that. Created as a call for peace and hope, ‘BLM’ has a strong guitar base.

Having launched 12 singles and 2 albums, to date, Krakel deliver a sound incorporating the best of both worlds, within their hard rock/heavy metal blend.

Featuring a 7 string guitar, fronting, Krakel now have a new guitarist (Hans) and bassist (Daniel); both seasoned musicians, whose skills add to the impact of Krakel’s sound.

Nominated for Best Hard Rock Band, by Radio WIGWAM, Krakel also feature in a 5 page spread, in Sweden’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine. Their track, ‘Endless Night’ won 3rd place, in Parallello Music Competition.

An associated video of ‘BB’ is also available, featuring fires and explosions.

Burning Bridges – Very enigmatic, cinematic intro! Quiescent, growing choral vocals are followed by solo feminine lead vocals, with a strong gothic edge. Lots of lyrical intrigue, powerful atmospherics and a hugely ominous streak. Plenty of darkened emphasis and flawless delivery, right to the end. Closing with sharply defined accompaniments.

Boy Like Me – Air raid sirens open, with disturbing sounds of children, crying. Scene set, straight away. This time, very bass led, retaining the creepy feeling, within the rhythms. Building vocal tension, profoundly stark lyrics. Food for thought, evoking lingering discomfort. Very impressive sinister vocal style. Sudden accordion plays, briefly, before it’s drowned out, by the fret-bending riffs, singing. Now, a child laughs, as a glockenspiel plays its glassy tones, after the sustained melodic solemnity. There, it fades, showcasing a clear contrast of light and dark, with poignant undercurrents.

Overall – In a complete U-turn from their previous sound, Krakel have crafted a very memorable, cut glass definition, within these sounds. Projecting clear-cut, morose atmospherics, conveyed with jagged edged vocals and haunting visual imagery. A brave, insightful departure from standard, expertly and convincingly conveyed, with flawless craftsmanship.

9/10 *********

For fans of cinematic voices, such as Eartha Kitt, Shirley Bassey and Dr Strangelove-esque, Cat woman vocal imagery, Telma, Forlorn Hope, Epica.


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KRAKEL betyder bråk, gräl eller gruff enligt SAOL.

KRAKEL är hårdrock med en metaltwist. Tunga riff blandat med lätta luftiga delar, fullt ös och melodier, texter med djupt innehåll. 

KRAKEL i sociala medier:

KRAKEL live från Fryshuset, Harry B James, Rock mot cancer, Orminge karneval, BetongRock, Reeperbahn festival mfl.

Thank Hjo!

KRAKEL tackar alla som var involverade i att skapa den fantastiska festivalen Rock Mot Cancer i Hjo! Vi är imponerade av engagemanget och hur proffsigt allt var ordnat och inte minst hor otroligt trevligt bemötande vi fick. Vi tackar också den underbara publiken och för den fina responsen. KRAKEL kommer gärna tillbaka nästa år!

Vi har fått lov att dela film och foto. Film: Louise Elfvengren

Foto: Jörgen Eliasson

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De som tycker om hårdrock får sin beskärda del av Black House Hill, Superposer Wannabe, Primal Instinct, Krakel och Battering Ram.

Krakel från Stockholm är en välkänd grupp i hårdrockskretsar.
Battering Ram är ett band som spelar rock av det hårdare slaget. De kommer från Filipstad.
The Bertils från Göteborg har turnerat i Japan och spelat på alla Beatlesscener i Liverpool.–och-siktar-pa-miljonen?shareSource=sharebutton

Ny singel!

Nu är den här!

Boy like me.

Ett budskap om fred och kärlek.

Berättelsen om en soldat som drar ut i krig bara för att upptäcka att fienden bara är en liten pojke, precis som han själv…



Follow the order

Crossing the border  blm canvas 2

I am here to destroy


Ready to to kill

Commands fullfill

A leaders toy


I´m marching to win

Not aware of the sin

Believing I’m doing it right


Loading my gun

Preparing to run

Right into the fight


Now I can see

That my enemy

Is just a boy like me


Believed in the lie

Ready to die

Obeyed the leaders desire


Crying in shame

A horrible game

Ending lives with fire


I´m turning around

The truth I have found

Saving my bullets for you


You are the monster

You are the hate

Know what I have to do


Now I can see

That my enemy

Is just a boy like me


Not anymore

Refuse the  war


Now I can see

That my enemy

Is just a boy like me