Vishnu – “Nightbeat Love”

Vishnu – “Nightbeat Love” (Big Dipper Records)

Despite being named after a Hindu god and hailing from Norway’s arctic circle, Tor Thomassen and his crew take their heart from rock’s greatest! There’s enough soul here to melt an iceberg, be it from the Johnny Thunders swanky rock n roll melodies to the shakin grooves inspired by The Rolling Stones to the trance rhythms of The Cult on songs like ‘Hurricane Heart’, ‘Wreck My Soul’ and ‘European Sunset’. Most of all it’s Tor’s deep driving vocals akin to Lou Reed or Iggy Pop that when fused with southern soul harmonies and lighter Dylan-esque folk make his aura radiate like a spiritually possessed dark minister on a mission from God. Just remember it’s rock…

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