Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Black Sabbath - Dehumanizer

This album is a mush biscuit. Once in a while something stands out to grab your attention, but the rest of the time I feel like I'm just waiting it out.
The songwriting is the biggest problem, along with the weird production and annoying drum sound. At least it's got Dio and Iommi and Geezer. Didn't Geezer write most of these songs and have a lot to do with the production? Was that this album?
This came out in 1992 and it sounds like they're trying to hang in with where metal was at in '92.

All these songs are heavy, dark and heavy. I don't think anyone was accusing Black Sabbath of selling out when this album was released.

Nothing memorable happening here. I listen to it once in a while. Dio is Dio you know. Barely above average tunes and Dio brings it up to a B-. Barely.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Uriah Heep - Very 'eavy...Very 'umble

Similiar to Deep Purple but more epic.

Pacific Ocean - Purgatory

R&B rock.

Luz Atomica - Luz Atomica

These guys have got a grimey Alice Cooper kinda thing going on. Sleazy glammy grime rock. Sounds like they're gettin' into whatever L.A. Guns was gettin' into. Later in the album there's a song that sounds like The Clash covering Duran Duran.

The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Remains To Be Heard

Blues rock.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Santana - Abraxas

Everybody's jammin and rockin out! Lots of percusions. Sparse vocals...and Carlos Santana playing the guitar.

Early Man - Death Potion

Old school thrash and you can certainly hear the NWOBHM influence.


The Firebirds - Light My Fire

Psyche rock somber vocals blues rockin' similar to Blue Cheer. Raw recording

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

The Byrds get all country on your ass with this one. Great album. Gram Parsons pretty much put this all together. Parsons joined the Byrds just before they recorded this album and left the band by the time it was released. It was a commercial failure at the time. Sounds like a bunch of old country songs to me, cover songs, traditional songs I don't know, but it's good stuff.