If part of your seasonal suffering involves coming up with a Christmas present for the Zep/Purple/Sabbath/Lizzy fan in your life, then Graveyard are here to cross one worry off the list.

Analogue devotees who insist on sides A and B for even the CD running order, the Swedish quartet couldn't fake it if their lives depended on it, and while you feel there's a hit single in them, they haven't put it on Lights Out. Instead, we have a downbeat, Jeff Buckleyesque ballad (Slow Motion Countdown), some Morrison Hotel-style relationship blues (Hard Times Lovin') and plenty of thick, dirty grooves (every song).

However heavy the subject matter, you can sense the warmth between the band on every song - even if listeners heed the album title there'll still be a glow in the dark.

Harry Guerin