LUGNET – Nightwalker

LUGNET - Nightwalker
  • 8/10
    LUGNET - Nightwalker - 8/10


Pride & Joy
Release date: January 25, 2019

User Review
6.83/10 (3 votes)

Sweden’s Lugnet describe their sound as tough and gritty 70s hard rock. Each song on Nightwalker tells a story using a wide range of arrangements and sounds which will take all 70s Hard Rock fans by storm.

Opener “Die For You” hits early and often like a meaner and leaner version of Deep Purple’s “You Fool No One”. It confirms Lugnet’s intention to play a metallized version of 70s Hard Rock. “Begging” continues the high speed groove with infectious riffs and righteous lyrics. While the remaining songs don’t match the fury of the two opening tracks, they also don’t lack for creative arrangements or hooking power. “Never Again” down shifts without sacrificing impact wringing out riffs dripping with Heavy Blues swagger. Downshifting even further, “Death Laughs At You” begins with a doomy intro before settling into an emotive Blues duel between vocalist and band. It sounds like the rhythm section of Geezer Butler and Bill Ward backing up Stevie Ray Vaughan. Check out the big chorus in “Living In A Dream” and the even bigger ZZ Top inspired guitar salvos. Closing track “Kill Us All” channels Black Sabbath riffing from 1972s Vol. 4 creating a crushing statement of retro audio bliss.

Nightwalker is a well-produced, written, and performed. It’s a storm of an album which 70s Hard Rock fans will gladly ride out. Lugnet throws down the gauntlet for the best album of 2019. Who will take up the challenge?


TRACKLIST (Highlights: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 )

  1. Die For You
  2. Begging
  3. Never Again
  4. Death Laughs At You
  5. Nightwalker
  6. Living In A Dream
  7. Cockroach
  8. Kill Us All


Johan Fahlberg: Vocals
Matti Norling: Guitar
Marcus “Mackan” Holten: Guitar
Lennart “Z” Zethzon: Bass
Fredrik Jansson-Punkka: Drums


  • Zac Halter

    Zac was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. His interest in heavy music began in the 70s with his father’s Johnny Cash albums. After cousins introduced him to Steppenwolf, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, KISS, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Johnny Cash didn’t stand a chance. The 80s were spent in full pursuit of everything Metal: searching for new music at record stores, listening to albums, studying the covers and sleeves, and attending concerts. In the 90s, he preferred Death Metal over Grunge and hosted the Death Metal Juggernaut on WUPX in Marquette, Michigan. It was advertised as the only prime time Death Metal radio show in the country.

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