Dum-da-dum-da-dum-da-dum-da-dum-da-dum-da-dum-da-dum-da... What could that be? Exactly, good ole Blues Rock. And with a title like "Freedom" and the stars in front of the title and behind it, you all would have guessed right away that these guys are from Sweden, eh? I knew it!
So what are SKY HIGH doing in "The Metal Observer"? They are getting a review. Why? Because they are closer to Rock/Metal than some other bands that we have in here and I like them. Of course, this trio does not bring us any real novelties, also because I think that in Blues it really has turned impossible by now to do something really new, but the relaxed, laid back mood of the altogether 16 songs is just infectious I would say.
Now I am in no way a specialist for Blues Rock and also do not have the knowledge about this particular sub genre to really put SKY HIGH into the overall context, apart from the fact that they do their thing pretty good. Where they draw their inspiration from is also shown by the choice of their two cover versions, "Freedom" by Jimi Hendrix and "All Along The Watchtower" by Bob Dylan".
So if you can walk on Blues, SKY HIGH bring you a recommended album in "Freedom", which almost oozes with the experience they have (if you look at their site, then they list tons of releases already!) and is just pure Blues Rock to groove along with! Even though close to 70 minutes are a little much overall… (Online May 21, 2003)