This is a site where I post reviews of CDs, DVDs, LPs, and concerts. I have been writing music reviews on and off since 1984. I ran a heavy metal fanzine from 1984-1988 called Metal Madness and have been a staff writer for Aural Innovations for many years. I have also contributed to Chrohinga Well (RIP), Bad Acid (RIP), Lowcut (RIP), Roadburn and a number of other zines as well. I recently moved to Portugal so please request the new address and do not send any music to Denmark anymore. Tak..
is a pretty new Dutch band featuring Peter, Hulbert and Nick.The album is 4 pretty long pieces (between
8-14mins in length) of pretty jammed out and improvised stoner rock.It was all recorded live in the studio with
no edits in April 2018. Side A starts off with a pretty slow, stoney track but
mostly it a long lead guitar jam with the other guys following along for nearly
the first half of the song and then they kick into a riff and groove and off we
go. The guitar goes off into sound
effect mode briefly towards the end of the track while the drums and bass keep
it moving forward. Stórborg is next and a more heavy riff oriented track with a
sort of menacing song that keeps you a bit on the edge, as I felt the track
might just really explode but it didn’t. Side B starts with Gewapende Magte.
This track is a monster with some really cool and fast guitar work but also
hypnotic.I was drawn in. The riffing is
intense and heavy at the end. Very metallic and aggressive. Glad no one is
screaming at me!! Czar continues the intensity for another 9min powerful track.
The riffing is really intense and the drums and bass just keep it simple. Give this album several goes if you don't get it right away. I was really drawn in after a few listens and dug this a lot.
wrote a full review of this super cool album detailing all the songs but it was
lost and sadly, I don’t have time at the moment to do it again. Lets just say
that this is a very cool band from two German brothers who lived and made music
in Paraguay in the late 60s and early 70s. These are all totally unreleased
tracks from 1969-1975. The band released a full length album in 1971 and this
was rereleased by Guerssen already.The
songs are very short but really well crafted and a lot of diversity. These are
really good songs with a lot of fuzz guitar, good melodies, and sometimes some
very strange sonic surprises. I was really pretty blown away..The CD features 16 tracks and you get a
download code for three additional songs.Still sounds good today.. Check out the videos for a few tracks below..
is the 3rd album by GreekMulti-instrumentalist, Nikitas Kissonas, who composed, arranged, produced
and played all the guitars, basses, and keyboards. There are some guests adding
flute, trumpet and Theodore on the drums. Sadly, I lost my very detailed review
of this album as I took you through each minute and I have no time to do it
again, after a 3rd listen. Lets just say this is a long journey with
many changes occurring and the track taking some very different and unexpected
twists and turns along the way. A very emotional ride and some of this would be
great film music. It starts off quite heavy in the first track but these heavy
guitars disappear and don’t reappear much until the 2nd track. Some
exceptional guitar at times. You still get the feel that it was pieces together
and not played by a real band but these are great tracks if you take the time
to let yourself go on the ride with Nikitas. These tracks would be very
difficult to perform live or it would require months of preparation.
are back with another live album, the 2nd released in 2 months! I
have not heard the double live in Rome one but this one was recorded in Greece
in December 2016 and released on the Norwegian label, Pancromatic. It features
3 long tracks.It starts off with Lande
Längesen/ Sorgenfri and quite mellow with some beautiful flute playing. It is
great to hear Uti vär Hage, from the first album played live again. A lot of
good energy and a couple of great guitar solos in this track. The whole band is
really on fire and sounding good. The recording has this sort of compressed,
not super dynamic sound but all instruments are clear and the mix is decent. The
B side is long track Gåanglåt fråan Vintergatan. It starts slowly with the
drums and organ, after a short spoken introduction. Long organ solo and also a
drum solo is included on this track as well. The band really shines. It is
pressed in 500 copies on clear vinyl and 250 on a gold/purple vinyl.