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.

10/10 … This is the perfect concert, the ultimate Black Sabbath show off. Forget all about ”Live at Last” and ”Live Evil”, this is it, a 100-minute perfect performance recorded in New Jersey for the famous American radio show King Biscuit Flower Hour at the beginning of the LP promotion tour for ‘Sabotage’.

The sounds is awesome, raw but still with that ”Wall of Sound” that only Butler and Iommi can create together. Ozzy’s voice sounds fantastic. Not a single half-assed track or filler, just the best all spiced up with among other things a 14-minute jam.

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.

“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.

I find early careers of bands that later became big and filled arenas and stadiums very exciting. It’s fascinating to discover how amateurish they were or surprisingly professional even from the start. I would call it Music Archeology, where all of a sudden new details appear or rather been dug up by passionate fans to […]

“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 … This is a real coffee table book, 436 pages and a wooping 31x25cm. I sat down with a cup of cooffe and started at the begining. I was imiditlly sucked into this amazing universe and 6 hours later I was still at it. Writting down for me new titles to discover and listening to them on Spotify to see if I wanted to hunt down the vinyl. Another aspect I love about this kind of books is that I feel less crazy for spending so much time and so much money on music. There’s a whole lot of other people out there that are the same.