4/10 … Although I don’t understand one single word of what they are singing about, and I’m a lyrics guy, I tend to love Russian metal and punk, the sound of the language fits like a glove to the aggressiveness of the music.
I just love that they put the man behind the group on the front cover instead of the band in itself … talk about megalomania 🙂
Opening track Капитал opens in full speed and I just love it when Antonina Zhmakova raspy voice kicks in. I heard from several people that they have a problem with her voice, which I don’t get at all. This is just how I want a female singer in metal to sound like. Next up, Мастер Снов is also really, really good with a keyboard that pretty prominent . As track number three we get the ballad Время Строить Храм that I could do without and the same goes for the next tracks, Такова Жизнь, Покоритель, Ночной звонок and Змей искуситель. They are all some kind of semi-ballards/bubblegum hard rock. The closing track Привкус воли is a nice piece of hard rock and again Antoninas voice gets to use. So all in all, I wished it had continued as it started but unfortunatly not.
9/10 … The first wave of “Swedish Death Metal” came from Stockholm (again, not to be confused with the Gothenburg sound from Swedens other coast), and consisted of the bands Carnage, Morbid and Nihilist, who fragmented later into Entombed, Dismember and Unleashed. Many of these bands used the trademark Tomas Skogsberg/Sunlight Studios “buzzsaw” guitar tone. It was created by using heavily detuned electric guitars (usually C# standard or lower), a maxed out Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal pedal (see YouTube video at the bottom of this page), sometimes in combination with a single guitar through a Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal. The originator of this guitar sound was Nihilist guitarist Leffe Cuzner, though it was evolved and altered over the years.
9/10 … The show in itself is really good, and they travel to all kinds of locations to investigate. Since it’s American produced we get the usual half whispering narrator and some shaky hand held camera to make it more exciting for the general public. But all in all really good.
This escape theory is certainly interesting and since I’m an open minded person, I don’t discard claims like this when there are enough evidence to back them up. But the official story might as well be correct one, we will probably never know with a 100% certainty.
Vader, a Death Metal band from Poland that was formed back in 1986. On this one, “Impressions In Blood” the bands seventh studio album, not counting the cover album “Future of the Past” from 1996 we find the track “Helleluyah (God Is Dead)”.
A music video was shot and it was directed by Andrzej Wyrozębski. Janusz Król was responsible for special effects and the set design for the video, while Sławomir Panasewicz was the cameraman. In Poland, the album “Impressions in Blood” landed at position No. 8. The album also charted in Japan.
7/10 … I don’t really know who to review this, you really have to listen for yourself. But it’s certainly interesting, both in a historical and musical sense. A couple of tracks feels more like random sounds then music, but the last track ”Поток/Stream” by Mr. Schnittke is just amazing and I listened to it over and over again! It would fit right into any modern day Dark Ambient compilation.
9/10 … The eerie opening of the first track “Reek of Putrefaction” sets the mode before all hells breaks loose … just jawdropping. ”Exhumed to Consume” is up next with the immortal opening lines “Grimly I dig up the turfs, To remove the corrupted stiffs, Trying to contain my excitement, As I desecrate graveolent crypts”, and we are of on a FANTASTIC journey to a depraved persons mind. “Symphonies of Sickness” couldn’t be a more appropiate title for this work of filth. We then get a couple of mid-tempo pieces in the middle before finishing off with some filthy brutal stuff. It just have to be experienced.
10/10 … After watching two seasons of this documentary TV Show, I think it is by far the best one I have ever seen. The host or main researcher Luis Elizondo, a former military counter-intelligence officer approaches this topic really serious and with a scientific mindset. He doesn’t go close to claiming it’s ”little gray men”, but know the phenomena is real and wants to find answers to what it could be.
6/10 … I love watching fighting scenes with Jackie Chan, unfortunately I don’t always like his movies when they have too much of the ”slipping-on-banana-peel” humor in them, that seems to be as common in Hong Kong kung-fu movies as dancing in Bollywood movies from India. But his more ”serious” movie like Rumble in the Bronx or Police Story are just awesome.
Updated: 2020-08-27, Mile Higher Podcast added. APES AMONG US 8/10 In my opinion NAWAC (maybe together with the Olympic project) is the only really serious bigfoot/sasquatch research organisation that I know of. This is their official podcast. More or less all episodes are extremely facinating, but unfortunatly they don’t come out that often. Maybe one […]
“Justice is Lost … Justice is Raped … Justice is Gone”
Metallicas fourth album takes on the oppression of the system. The System that you were told was for your protection. On this track they make the case against the justice system. That it’s not so much about justice for you as it is for those with money and lawyer against lawyer. The lines “Apathy their stepping stone, So unfeeling, Hidden deep animosity, So deceiving” says it all.
“The Revolutionist” was first released under the name J-Love & Ric Nice feat. Guru and under the title “Behold”. Guru then released the track on his fourth studio album outside of Gang Starr as Baldhead Slick & da Click. Now the title was changed to “The Revolutionist”. But the version/mix I love (the first of the YouTube videos here on this page.), is found on a bootleg 12″ under the Gang Starr name and also here called “The Revolutionist”.
8/10 … Mr. Gaye had one of the most amazing voices in the history of soul music, but unfortunately with a tormented soul, that we can properly put on his fucked up father. A father that couldn’t give his son praise for his accomplishments, a cross-dressing pastor that gave his son shit for not making ”gods” music 😡, and ultimately killed him the day before Marvin would turn 45. May he rot in his christian hell forever and ever.
9/10 … I just love this album, both for nostalgic reasons and that it has simple, yet amazing rock and roll tracks with just that touch of dirty rawness I love. ”Hard Luck Woman” I could do without, it feels like a poor attempt to make something for the radio and top charts and a hope to repeat the success with previous albums ”Beth”. But the other nine tracks are all classics.
7,5/10 … The UK version is on my top 5 best/funniest sitcoms ever list, so I never watched this, the american version when it was first aired. And it took a while to shake of the ”let’s Americanize an already perfect show”. But when I forgot about the original, this is awesome. Especially the first 5 seasons.