Wednesday, November 30, 2011
1996Well, David Benson certainly has Ozzys' vocal sound down to a T. The tunes sound like some early Sabbath.
2011It's like the Deftones, I think. I'm not sure exactly what the Deftones sound like. This is Duran Duran metal. Thom York singing for the Deftones. Less and less metal as it progresses. Wussies.
2011Iron Maiden inpired heavy metal meets technical speedy metal. and metal. Lots of stuff going on here. -Progressive metal. You can hear Pink Floyd, Maiden, Queensryche...It's like Post progressive Metal 'cuz it's very modern and very rocking.
2011Gut wrenching Black Metal inspired gutter crawling with a sludge hammer. It's like getting beat up for an hour in many different ways.
2011This is better than I thought it was going to be. Tough guy metal that is commercial metal. Not into the vibe here. Doesn't suck. No, the lyrics are too wimpy to be tough guy metal. They seem to be directed at 14 year old girls.
2001Really, some repetitious vocals going on here. More sing a long chants than I care for (One is too much). Good album, it doesn't touch the early stuff of course, but not too bad.The way overly repetitous vocals knocks this album back from being really good and listenable.
2011Thank you Hull for bringing something new to the table. I'm not even sure what's going on here. Somewhere in the neighborhood of Rwake...a post rock Rwake.
2011Old school 80's metal sound here (with modern production). These guys are good and satanic. Personally, I'm just not feeling it. They've got epic Iron Maiden type songs. Lots of good playing.
-I have to come back to this one.
1987One killer doom riff after another. The dudes voice is sure to turn some people off. Keeping Doom alive in the 80's, not many had it in them.
2007 / 2008Big crushing heaviness that is a steamroller of a beatdown. For fans of Black Cobra, High On Fire...also long, long slow parts.
-This is two vinyl releases collected on one CD.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
2011Mind numbing crushing big epic Hardcore/Post Rock. This thing really is an epic. - More like Power Violence Crossover Doom and whatever Torche and Karp are.
-There's a Neurosis like epicness going on as well.
2011Starts out like late model Electric Wizard, but more psyche freak out. Then it turns indie rock. Then it's a bluesy White Stripes type number + some cool psyche. This is an EP.
2011Big riff rockin' like Down. Gruff vocals. Easy to bang your head and get into it from the very first listen. I don't dig the vocals all that much, but they're not a deal breaker. This rocks!
2011Love this band. Love this album. Let the head bobbin' commence. Early Pentagram/Black Sabbath, you get the idea.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
2011Technical Black Metal. Fast and scary. These guys really get going. Hang on a second...there's some styles here getting mixed that don't usually get mixed. They take some hard right turns towards the unexpected. Purist will be sure to hate on this. It's got the feel of a side project where things are too adventuresome for the "main" band. These guys have got skills and this record pretty much rules.
1996Some pretty awesome Death Metal going on right here. Gruff coarse vocals bordering on the whole cookie monster thing, but not quite there.
2011If Stevie Ray Vaughn was a fan of 70's rock riffage. There's a little Grunge vibe too, but mostly and overwhelmingly it's got the white boy blues playing the blues festival down in the park vibe.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
2011Sad Doomy metal. Dramatic vocals. It gets black metaly sometimes. Nice blend of styles. Well done. Get bummed!
2011This one kills it. Eyehategod type punishment with cookie monster vocals and hoarse screaming mixed in.
2011Black Metal with high production qualities. It all starts sound the same after a while, but it's good none the less. Fast.
2011All the elements are here, and I want to like this more than I do. Maybe it's just the songs. I'm sure these guys batter live.