Hällas debut album “Excerpts From a Future Past” set to follow the band’s debut EP. The swedish quintet has adopted the progressive sound from their earlier release and their unique way of creating a powerful, catchy, yet complex sound and taken it a step further, calling their genre “adventure rock”. The Swedes were praised for their EP released in 2015 and their new concept album contains seven storytelling tracks about seers, a knight on a quest for answers and the fall of a once great city.
For their new album the members shared interest in the great storytelling of early heavy metal and progressive rock bands led to the decision to create a concept album. Using organs, synthesizers, medieval-sounding twin guitars and dynamic drums and bass, their inventive style of songwriting with progressive passages intertwined with a steady foundation of heavy rock followed accordingly - all accompanied by the expressive and wistful vocals of Tommy Alexandersson. Together, these ingredients blend into this timeless, one of a kind album with a story set in the middle ages of an alternative universe, following a seer who possessed forces previously unknown to man. As the rumor of his powers spread, the story proceeds.
“Excerpts represents their debut full-length and it's really fantastic. Steeped in the hard rock, proto-heavy metal and progressive tendencies of the 1970s, Hällas so perfectly evokes this era without sounding remotely tired or trite.” – Angry Metal Guy
”A marvellous prog-rock adventure awaits…” - Toilet ov Hell
”Best of all, here’s a 70s-inspired band that doesn’t need to rely on Iommi riffs like almost everyone else – Hällas are much more Uriah Heep (if they had listened to Iron Maiden guitar melodies on their time machine) than Black Sabbath, they are vital and even playful more than dark and super-heavy. They sound real.” - Roadburn Festival
“What makes the world fun is the ability to do something unexpected, to be different. Hällas is very different from your average folk, psychedelic, or power metal band.” - Glacially Musical
1. The Astral Seer
3. Nebulon’s Tower
4. The Golden City Of Semyra
5. Star Rider
6. Shadow Of The Templar
7. Illusion Sky