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Monday, 14 September 2009

"FATHER"- Testing The Limits Of Metal And Alternative Music

These are the guys your televangelist always warned you about, which is a good thing. 

When I was in Croatia this past summer, I had a chance to spend a couple of days in Rijeka, a really cool city on the Adriatic coast. This city is also where one of my favorite Myspace friends hail from, a metal/alternative/progressive band named "Father".

I went down to Dallas Records, a record label and store where you can purchase lots of homegrown Croatian talent as well as t-shirts and other merchandise. Anyway, I had already listened to a few of their songs before but was finally able pick up their first cd, a superlative amalgamation of killer tunes named "Inspiritus". You can get a taste of what they are about by visiting their Myspace page at

I was also very close to getting a Father t-shirt, signed by members of the band, who said over the phone that it would be no problem. (The girl at the counter knew them and gave them a call.) Unfortunately though, the last Father t-shirt was one size too small for me. Needless to say, I was dissapointed.

But, I did at least get the cd, and have actually been listening to it quite a bit over the last few days. I really hope this band does well. They just recently made a video of their cover version of The Beatles' Eleanor Rigby and are expected to be putting out a new cd in the near future. If anyone reading this in Croatia or other parts of Europe, I highly recommend you try to catch one of their shows. They are definitely on my list of things to do when in Croatia again. Their official website is to be found at

Father playing one of their innovative songs - Machina

Cover version of The Beatles' Eleanor Rigby by Croatian band Father

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