Forgotten Hard Rock Albums: Bad Habit "Revolution"
Introduction to the Album Revolution
There are albums in the history of music that can be considered to be forgotten even if they are not forgotten in the literal sense. One such album is the 1995 album by Swedish hard rock band Bad Habit called “Revolution” which came out in 1995. Sweden is already a special country in terms of the metal and hard rock scene and those of you that remember reading about this band’s 1998 album called Adult Orientation, Revolution is the album before that one.
The Album Has Powerful Vocals & Good Guitar Work
This is not your original kind of hard rock album but an impressive display of good use of synthesizer feel as the vocals of Bax Fehling are powerful indeed as the guitars in the song “Too Late” are so smooth. “Sad But True” starts off this album and this is a typical hard rock song about love. There are times when we want to be alone the entire night with that special person that we love. It is time to get the love going, so communicate with the one that you love!
The Songs Hunger & Still In Love With You
“Hunger” is a song about being so far away that we miss the one that we love and when we finally find that person, that hunger is over. But if that hunger is left unfulfilled, that will create a major longing for that person. “Still In Love With You” is a love song about someone experiencing major regrets about letting the person that he loved go. There is nothing he can do even though he is still in love with her. In the CD booklet, it says that this song is dedicated to a person named Christina but listening to this makes me think about my own experiences that I have had with love. Even if that person that we let go seems like the one for us, are they really the right person for us? It is said that there is always someone for everyone out there.
How is the Rest of the Album Revolution?
“Revolution” is a song that has that big blues influence in it and it is about moving on from a friendship that didn’t really work out. The album cover for the album Revolution may as well have some big or significant symbolism in it as there is a drawing of a human hand that is trying to tell us to stop our bad habits and change them as soon as we can. I write this album review after coming off of a challenging afternoon yesterday while acknowledging some of my own human feelings and prejudices and this is not easy to do. All of us have bad habits that only we can address and try to stop them before they become a recurring pattern and have an adverse effect on our lives. “Broken Dreams” starts out with this beautiful acoustic guitar and this song is about being despondent and sad because the person that we love has tragically passed away. She died at a young and innocent age and these kinds of deaths are very devastating. Overall, Revolution is not as good as Adult Orientation but it has good rock songs about love, good guitar work, and powerful vocals for a hard rock album.
© 2019 Ara Vahanian