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Halldor Laxness


Download links and information about Halldor Laxness by Minus. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 43:30 minutes.

Artist: Minus
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 43:30
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No. Title Length
1. Boys of Winter 3:53
2. Who's Hobo 3:27
3. Romantic Exorcism 3:20
4. Angel In Disguise 3:09
5. Flophouse Nightmares 2:49
6. Here Comes the Night 3:33
7. The Long Face 4:32
8. My Name Is Cocaine 3:59
9. The Ravers 2:05
10. I Go Vertigo 3:11
11. Insomniac 4:08
12. Last Leaf Upon the Tree 5:24



While Minus' Halldor Laxness isn't a particularly good record as far as the genre of 20-somethings working the punk-metal crossover in the early 21st century go, it's more creative and less clich├ęd than many of its rivals. While average, grungy metal-punk with grinding, sometimes bleak, chord progressions provides the foundation, there's also some psychedelic swirl to the sonics at times. Singer "Krummi" (aka Katie Jane Garside) eschews the usual growl'n'grunt of the style for a more normal, straining, alternative rock voice; mixing confidence and confusion. The songs are infused with much of the youthful torment that suffuses such bands, but these guys sport a higher quotient of defiance and a lower quotient of nihilistic rage. The dehumanizing effects of drugs come in for their share of comment, explicitly in "My Name Is Cocaine," and less blatantly in the sound of an "elevator Prozac going insane" in "Here Comes the Night." At times they hint at breaking through the boundaries of their niche, with "The Long Face" approaching more conventional, anxious, mainstream rock, and "Insomniac" admitting some funk into the beat.