Jambinai is one of the best bands combining traditional instruments with modern rock. This 9-minute song is a journey from the sublime to the epic. It’s really surprising how the song evolves throughout its playing time, how mood and atmosphere shift. You may also want to listen to the full album. It’s a masterpiece of avant-rock music.

The Night Flight Orchestra

The Night Flight Orchestra is another Swedish rock band that sounds like straight from the 80s. I guess you can call it an all-star band as it features some well known musicians, foremost Bj√∂rn Strid (Soilwork) and Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars). The music has an authentic vibe and some great hooks and vocal lines. Here are three videos for songs from their latest album Aeromantic.