The first all African-American punk music band was called Pure Hell (also Death is credited with that, and the debate will continue), they where formed in 1974, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pure Hell released their only single ‘These Boots Were Made for Walking’/’No Rules’ in 1978. An album ‘Noise Addiction’ was recorded the same year, but not released until 2005. … and they where fu**kin awesome!

5/10 … Self released full-length debut from this Swedish band, and it opens up nothing short of amazing with “Fallen Angels” directly after the really cool intro, and I’m pumped, thinking that this will be an awesome ride. But the next track is a slow thing, “The Beast inside of Me” which is really good, but I can’t stop thinking that it’s an anti-climax to put something slow/mid-tempo directly after that explosive start. Well, we will probably then get back on track with the next one, “One by One”. Nope, we go even slower!!! Holy f**k, am I disappointed now. I wanted more of the starter, the track that made me throw myself out on the internet to check if this had a vinyl release. But the record screams back at me … forget that, now we will go into Power Metal ala Helloween mode (a genre that’s not for me at all) and stay there for the rest of the record…..

10/10 … Every once in a while a new band shows up that makes me believe there’s still life in traditional heavy metal, a band that deliveres music that makes me get that euphoric feeling along my backspin, playing air drums (yes, for me it’s drums, not guitar) and thinking there’s still hope and I don’t just have to listen to my 1980’s metal records when it comes to traditional metal. Usually for me, most releases nowadays have too much of a sterile/clinical sound for my taste, like it’s been made in a labratory by men in white coats. So even if the songs are good, the feeling is not there. I want some dirt, and I want some rawness….

9/10 … Part of the N.W.O.S.H.M movement that rised up from the underground in Sweden in the late 2000’s with band such as Enforcer, Trial, Air Raid, Screamer and many more. Ced (Cederick Forsberg) has like a million bands where I think he have had the biggest success with Blazon Stone, a true Running Wild worship band. This is the debut from 2011, and this is more of a Manowar worshiping band. If a song title like “Metal The Posers To Death” doesn’t say it all, I don’t know what will. It’s simply awesome from start to end…

STEELE is a remarkable name in the history of Heavy Metal from San Francisco. They were one of the most cherished bands by the local scene at the time, delivering pure U.S. Metal, as it was done in the early 80s. Without big budgets to support them, they managed to immortalize much of the feeling experienced in those crazy years of Heavy Metal.

3/10 … 1980’s Metal is my favourite music genre, the one I always come back to. I also like digging into the obscure, the rare releases. Bands that only made one 7” or made one track for a compilation album.

So with that said, it sadeness me to say that this is absolute garbage, apart from the last track with Behemoth that is really good, only Mercy, Paradize and Silver Mountain are okey, the rest is total crap, just a waste of vinyl. There are so much other good obscure Swedish bands so it beats me why the chose these ones.

9/10 (Package 10/10) … What can I say about this classic that hasn’t already be said? This is the classic of the classics, Motörheads “Ace of Spades”, an album your grandmother probably heard of. Now it’s 40 years since its release. I love this album, especially the title track, “Ace of Spades” “Shoot You in the Back”, “(We Are) The Road Crew” and “The Hammer”. The only song I could have done without is “Fast and Loose”.

7/10 … Other reviewers have complained about the lack of gossip about other bandmembers, personally I couldn’t care less since the artists private life more or less has never interest me but the music and recordings in itselfs. My complaint is all the pilot and fencing stories that I have 0% interest in, but I get why it’s in here since it’s a big part of his life.

7/10 … I loved the movie “The Invisible Man” (10/10) that you can read a full review of here, but I probably shouldn’t review soundtracks, since I listen to them in the same way I listen to Dark Ambient. I want to be able to just close my eyes and that the soundscape takes me on a journey of darkness and apocalypse. I don’t want to see the movie the soundtrack was made for in front of me, but my visions. With that said, this is hauntingly beautiful. I can’t say it gives me any “dark visions”, but simply beautiful. Track 1 & 2 have some distorted parts I could have done without. Track 7, “Attack”, is just that … a full on attack of distortion from the start and that works for me better than the previous early tracks.

9/10 … The American Chicago based band Macabre, famous for only making songs about true-life criminals/serial killers. They really have their own unique sound, mixing Thrash, Grind, Death and some ompha-bompa. They call it Murder Music.

”Dahmer” is a concept album about Jeffrey Dahmer, and only Jeffrey Dahmer. The songs comprise a biography of the life of Jeffrey Dahmer; therefore they are in chronological order ….

9/10 … The album goes straight to my heart after listening to it just once. After 3-4 times the songs grow even stronger Some stand out songs for me is Ghosts, If I was the priest such, Letter to you and the final I’ll see you in my dreams. But Ghosts has sailed up as my big favorite on the record. There is a lot of what core E Street Band is, the structure, strong melody, a chorus that sticks, hammond organ, acoustic piano and tha compact rock sound.