Saturday, February 23, 2013

Krokus - Dirty Dynomite

There's a lot of AC/DC records I'm gonna have to wear out before I resort to this

Enforcer - Death By Fire


A 2013 release that sounds very much like the early 80's Speedy Heavy Metal with some glamorous vocals. A blend of the first Metallica and Def Leppard albums and a NWOBHM blur into LA glam.

-Speed Metal in the style of Exciter. Good stuff.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Fight Amp - Birth Control

If it was 1993 again this might be the only record I listen to. Noise rock!

Votum - Harvest Moon

I'm on the fence about this one. At their best they've got a Pink Floyd/Queensryche progressive Metal thing going on. They've also got some really whimpy vocals that knock 'em down a notch for me. They introduce some "modern" elements, they all make me cringe. There's also some non metal rhythms going on once in a while that make 'em sound like Pablo Cruise Metal. Overall I like the music...This is Metal for girls. For me personally it probably works best as background music.

-Rory says they sound like Incubus.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Heavy Rotation - February 2013

  • Enslaved - RIITIIR (2012)
  • Portal - Vexovoid (2013)
  • Christian Mistress - Possession (2012)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cult Of Luna - Vertikal

First impression. Post rock bores me.

-They do on occasion  add some blips and bleeps that remind me a bit of an 80's movie soundtrack.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Master - The New Elite

If Master hadn't been around so long you could say this sounds like a new band heavily influenced by early East Coast Thrash. They say Master is a Death Metal band, but before there was Death Metal there was Master and it was all just Thrash back then. Not reinventing the wheel here. Master is Master.

Baroness - Green & Yellow


Before I listened to this I heard terms like "Post-Grunge" thrown around to describe it. I thought that was a funny term. Turns out that's a's good a description as any. Especially if you don't like "Indie".