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1998Fourteen years after this album came out I figured it was about time to give it a listen. It's unmistakably Van Halen and it unmistakably sucks. An album from Van Halen that sucks is still better than half the bands out there and if you liked Van Hagar you might like this, but you suck too. This guys voice has a lot of similarities with Sammy. Strike 3.
-and Van Halen, like Metallica is never going to please everybody again. And if this guys were trying to please me, they're headed in the wrong direction.
Friday, November 15, 2013
2013I haven't cared about Ozzy since around the time Bark At The Moon came out. This is a good Sabbath record.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
If you like the parts of live Hendrix recordings where Jimi takes off and everybody is struggling/waving goodbye...you'll dig this. If you like the parts of Hendrix recording where the rhythm section lays it down and Jimi takes off. You'll dig this. Last couple songs are more space rock and a little less Hendrix
1983Pretty much a Roger Waters solo album with guest appearance from the other members of Pink Floyd. Sounds like the quiet parts of The Wall.
2013Oh man. This smoke! Black Metal meets old school Hardcore with touches of psychedelia. If the first Voivod album met the first Discharge album and had a Black Metal baby.
Retro 70's hard rockin'. Reminds me a lot of Witchcraft. There's a Black Sabbath influence for sure, but this seems brighter and cheerier and more up tempo in general. Catchier. It's like Foo Fighters meets Pentagram.
Female vocals over slow doom. The vocalist is REALLY going for it. It would have fine with me if they put down in the mix a bit. Killer tunes, but the vocalist is over bearing. She's letting it all hang out, I'll tell you that.
Soaring uplifting guitars witrh growly gruff vocals. Sounds really mis matched to my ears. Then they have breakdowns. Sometimes they have pretty backing vocals to go with the pretty guitars and keyboards. Modern metal with progressive vibe. The vocals make the whole thing seem pretty silly. I think if they had vocals that "matched" the music I probably wouldn't like this at all.
Bon Jovi rock. Christian pop metal should sound this nice. This just might be some kind of a concept album. No probably not.
Quiet ghostly vocals. Then they go slow then they go fast with scary Black Metal vocals. Then they go slow, and fast. Sort of Hardcore meets Black Metal.
2013Over time Church Of Misery has become more and more streamlined. They're still the same Black Sabbath inspired huge riff monsters, in the early days they were more filthy. Now they groove. This is probably not even a conscious effort. Just a result of becoming more skilled, getting better equipment...better recordings...
The first album from Kvelertak I loved and played to death. This is the second album from Kvelertak and it sounds exactly like the first. Funny thing is I have about zero interest in listening to this. Sounds monotonous because they're using the same tricks over and over.
GRIND! Up there with Pig Destroyer and Cattle Decapitation. I have a hard time listening to any Grindcore album in one sitting. This has a few slower breakdowns towards the end and helps, but I'm usually too beat up before it gets there.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Just when it's about to get too abrasive, it gets catchy. Every time. These guys mix up a few styles. After the first album I hoped they would bust out, but this is more of the same. Production is too slick.
-Kitchen sink thing. Neurosis meets Black Metal/neighborhood.
20131967 pop rock psychedelia made in 2013. Lo-fi indie...I listened to this quite bit for a while. Not so sure if I liked it, but kept coming back to it to check and see if I liked it. It's alright.
Bunch of Metal riffs with Hardcore screaming. Rory said she doubts the sincerity of his anger. This album is a little confusing because first few songs are pretty good. Then it just gets blah. Funny thing is the later songs aren't really that much different than the first. Similar to bands like Kvelertak.
Joe Satriani metal. I've never been a fan of this style of progressive metal. Instrumental with guitar doing the singing. Yuck. This album just goes on and on forever. More punishing than Grindcore.
Growl belch vocals. Tiny drums. Reminds me of Broken Hope and whatever genre of Metal that is, Death Metal I guess. I can't get past the vocals and the fact that every song sounds exactly the same. I don't hate it. I'm gonna go with "New Order Condemnation" as my favorite song off this album. It takes me three or four song to get into the proper mind set for listening to this.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
A lot of local metal bands play this style of music. It seems to be very popular with the kids now a days. Not so popular with me. Persefone add keyboards and has a guitar player that shreds. It's like Enslaved with "breakdowns". This is a talented band playing music that's pretty much generic at this point. Halfway through the album they take on a progressive vibe. It helps. Helps put me to sleep.
Sound scapes weaving in and out. Sometimes there's vocals sometimes there's some drums. Mellow. Feedback.
- Wooden Shjips - Back To Land (2013)
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- Vreid - Welcome Farewell (2013)
- Blood Tsunami - For Faen (2013)
- Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma (2012)
- Circle Of Ouroborus - Eleven Fingers (2011)
First Song: Cough. Super Heavy and slow Grief meets Electric Wizard at a funeral in the eighteen hundreds. Killer 18 minute sing.
Second Song: Windhand. Most all the elements that made early Electric Wizard so awesome is on display here.
Third Song: Windhand. More heavy groovin' awesomness with smoother vocals and maybe the best song on the split.