6/10 … WOW, just fantastic … when it comes to the music. Atmospheric, distorted and melancholic. But this has to be the worst singers I have ever heard, and there are two of them. Is this a case where the two of them where thrown out of the same music school, got together and said “we’ll show them” and neither parents or friends had the heart to tell them the truth? The guy is slightly better than the girl, and holy crap is she bad, it feels like I’m dying inside when she opens her mouth. Is there an app or something so I can separate the music from the vocals? I’m being serious, because when it comes to the music, it’s so good, simply amazing. I would give this a 9/10 or 10/10 if they would have had the decency to shut up and it was released without vocals.
8/10 … The album consists of three tracks, Paths Anew, Led By The Glowing River and Embrace The Wrath Of Wind. With the title track as a personal favorite. But all three tracks are awesome. I haven’t seen any lyrics thou, so I can’t speak of that at all, but the atmosphere throughout is killer, and I’ll will surely have it in my headphones the coming winter. If I would have to complain on something it might be that in some parts the drum sound isn’t really what I personally like…
8/10 … Six years and 5000 live albums later (or at least two) since their last studio album, the longest gap we have had to wait for a studio album from the metal legends. In my opinion, Iron Maiden is one of the few Metal bands (together with Judas Priest, Motörhead, Candlemass, Sodom and Saxon) from the 1980’s that still releases high quality records…
EXIT festival takes place every July in Novi Sad, at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Serbia. Sadly I never been there and after hearing Amelie Lens set I want to go even more. Amelie always play that kind of techno that made me fall in love with the genre in the first place, hard, pounding, often […]
7/10 … There might be something wrong with me, but I totally understand his rage. Peoples selfishness, people being extremely rude, people who are cooky but can’t back it up, and when people call them on it they scream for help. Then ok, he maybe goes over the top in his revenge, but again, I understand his rage.
This kind of revenge thriller that could easily have been released 20 or 30 years ago, but then would have a less “barf” ending….
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….
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.
5/10 … So seven university students travels to a summerhouse for some vacation. When they arrive in the small village we ofcourse get the generic wierd, dirty service store clerk, and I feel I’m already losing interest. But okey, lets continue, maybe we get some good effects and some nudity. But no, not even that. More or less just red colored water and apperent CGI sharks. So some nudity then? Not that either, just a quick side boob. A pretty good jump attack by a shark though.