Thursday, April 17, 2014

Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time


1986
I guess when you make five great albums in a row it's tough to live up to, but this album rocks like crazy!

Kiss - Creatures Of The Night


1982
The last legit Kiss album. Huge production. Possibly the biggest sounding metal album of the early 80's.

Kiss - Kiss


1974
The second best Kiss studio album.

Kiss - Hotter Than Hell


1974
The best Kiss studio album.

Saxon - The Power And The Glory


1983
If Iron Maiden had a more of a Kiss AC/DC mentality.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Shrine - Bless Off


2014
Angry controlled high energy rock.

3rd Ear Expeience - Boi


2013
Psychedelic pop space rock freak out spacey rockin. Similar to Monster Magnet, but not so drugged out. Also an early Pink Floyd thing going on here. Lots of spacey trippiness. Almost a post rock thing but not so boring, also some cool rhythms.

Hopelorn - From Withered Branches


2013
This is slick and tight Black Metal. Slow parts then fast parts. Start over again.

Witchgrave - Witchgrave


2013
Retro NWOBHM with gruff vocals. Killer old school satanic metal. Venom meets Judas Priest.

Phantom - Incendiary Serum


2013
Black Metal with slower somber parts here and there.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork


2013
Reminds me of David Bowie. I haven't paid any attention to Queens Of The Stone Age since their first couple albums. This is not Stoner rock and one of the better albums released in 2013. I wasn't convinced upon my first listens but this is a grower.


Clutch - Earth Rocker

2013
Jack Black doing Dave Wyndorf. Jamming with Rage Against The Machine. Party rock Frat Style.

Kurballah - Kurballah


2013
Raw Black Metal.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Unvarnished


2013
70's/80's pop rock. Stale. Handclaps. Just get the record with "I Love Rock and Roll".  Lyrics here seem a bit more introspective/personal than just mindless pop/rock anthems, but not a lot. The lyrics are the only thing that makes this unique. Musically it's generic.

The Freeks - Full On


2013
High energy garagey stoner rock. Similar to Fu Manchu/Nebula/Monster Magnet.

Ape Skull - Ape Skull


2013
Sounding like late 60's ish, like a band from about 1968 inspired by Hendrix,Cream ect... slightly funky sometimes. Songs sound like an obscure album lost to time except the production is pretty good relatively speaking.

Black Rainbows - Holy Moon


2013
Stoner rock with a spacey theme. Sparce vocals, cool vibe. Fans of the generic should enjoy this. A lot of guitar jam out in the vein of Earthless.

Sykopath Condor - Sykopath Condor

2013
For fans of Kyuss and Pearl Jam and a bit of Southern Rock vibe in the vocals. Similar to Dave Wyndorf sometimes.

Queensryche - Queensryche


2013
Sounds similar to Operation Mindcrime. I don't know what any of their stuff has sounded like since then. It might all sound like Operation Mindcrime. I haven't been a Queensryche fan since the first ep. This sounds inspirational! New singer sounds like Geoff tate with a cold and never going for the highs of course. I'm kinda surprised this doesn't totally suck.

Metal Church - Generation Nothing


2013
Monotonous mid tempo 80's Metal/Thrash. Sounds likeit might ba aimed towards radio play. Nothing extreme with a catchy riff here and there. This is bland and uninspired.

Fanghole - For Pharaoh


2013
Stoner rockish anxious mysterious post rockish simplified. "Regular" productionish, 90's AmRepish.

Brutus - Behind The Mountains


2013
Bouncy early Black Sabbath vibe. These guys make it their own. Heavy blues rock.