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Blaakyum Line of Fear
On their sophomore album, Lebanese natives Blaakyum seemlessly/progressively blend thrash with oriental melodies and arrangements, and while the end result does not have the impact of relevant works from the region (Melechess and Orphaned Land come to mind, with all analogies accounted for), Line of Fear is certainly an album of merit, also due to its excellent sound. If only the vocals were not over the top all the time... The album is streaming at play.spotify.com.
Denner/Shermann Masters of Evil
You look at the band name and you think nothing could go wrong with this album; and yet, Masters of Evil has solid, but by-the-numbers arrangments (despite the admittedly well played guitar leads), and a surprisingly weak sound production! 0.3 points go to the exceptional vocal work.
The Almighty Blood, Fire & Love
The Almighty's debut is one solid slab of sleaze hard rock/blues, further dirtied with a punk rock attitude. Don't expect flashy solos, don't expect extravagant hairstyles, this is only rock n' roll. The album is a safe bet for informal gatherings (sic), where the spirits are flowing, and the feel-good disposition of all participants is the absolute norm.
Roxette Good Karma
I didn't know these guys were still around. This is a pleasant pop album, but not anywhere near Roxette's '90s highlights.
Marta Ren and the Groovelvets Stop Look Listen
The soul and groove of this album is second to none, Marta Ren's vocal work is killing it every step of the way, not that her backing band falls behind or anything, rather it consists of frantic virtuosos on every instrument (the rhythm section slays!). Push play and get in the move! Favourite track: the whole album. Stream:
Defiatory Extinct
Swedish rock/metal scene is all too known for yielding excellent material for a variety of distinct styles, yet when it comes to thrash, the genre was always mixed with something else (death/black/progressive metal, even hard rock). UmeƄ natives Defiatory, may be the first Swedish outfit coming so close to the genre, as their debut emulates Bay Area thrash with fragments of Swedish extreme metal. Although the energetic arrangements tend to blend towards the album's end, the album is rewarding as a whole, due to its excellent sound and vocals. Favourite track: Reaper. Stream:
Electric Eye Different Sun
I wasn't aware of Electric Eye prior to this album, so I don't know how the debut sounded (I intend to find out at some point). The dominant impression after a handful of casual listens, is that Different Sun is fragilely split between drone/psych and less-psych-somewhat-pop-rock instances. The former are delight to delve to, while the latter... not so much. Favourite track(s): All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again, Heavy Steps On Desert Floor. Stream:

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  • Crysis i saw you rec it in the night is the new day thread. sounds like it's right up my alley, i'm gonna give it a listen.
    June 18 08:22 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Trexw san to malaka Gianno gia na kalupsw to xameno edafos kai na perasw ta mathimata ths sxolhs pou xrwstaw. Polu diavasma re file. Esy ola kala ?
    June 18 05:06 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie elliniko stoner-doom me oliges doseis apo Grunge http://stonedspirit.bandcamp.com/releases
    June 17 06:09 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Thanks for the info, well I love prog and thrash so I guess I'll start with the third one, after Roooooowwrr or whatever it's called
    June 14 07:20 PM
  • TalonsOfFire I'm loving Vektor and thought to give Voivod another try given how influenced they are by them. Thought I'd ask you given the username, what's the best place to start with that band? I've tried b4 but haven't been able to get really into them for whatever reason
    June 11 03:12 PM

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