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| ||Nocturnal Rites Shadowland|
Shadowland is a fine specimen of European power metal with excellent musicianship which includes some impressive guitar-work and a vocal approach which is very smooth and fitting. On this LP, Nocturnal Rites have retained their influences but have increased their personal touch which has resulted in a darker and heavier album than in the past.
| ||Morass of Molasses These Paths We Tread|
Morass of Molasses' brand of stoner rock includes influences from blues rock, desert rock and sludge. When these guys are in the zone like on "Wrath of the Aphrodite", they're almost irresistible as they have a knack for creating groovy fuzzy riffs. However, this is not the case for the entire album which is what makes it a somewhat inconsistent experience. However, if they build on their strengths, they might release something special in the future.
| ||Night Demon Darkness Remains|
Night Demon once again do a great job of mixing their NWOBHM influences with some Thin Lizzy reminiscent moments but this time around the Diamond Head elements are less than on their debut. The audible bass is also a very welcome addition and the same can be said for their tempo changes. Overall, a very good effort and it is worth to mention that their singer/bass player is also the bassist for legendary band Cirith Ungol.
| ||Hellripper Coagulating Darkness|
Hellripper might not be reinventing the wheel but on Coagulating Darkness delivers some incredibly fun and catchy black/speed metal. The music is energetic, full of memorable riffs and, with a duration of less than 30 minutes, the album finishes before you know it. Perfect for a beer or two.
| ||Ice Giant Ice Giant|
In order for a retro album to be enjoyable, the execution has to be almost impeccable. Unfortunately for American heavy metal outfit Ice Giant, this is not remotely the case. Everything is abysmal. The guitar playing is sloppy with uninspired riffs and bad solos, the drumming is all over the place or sounds not in sync such as on "The Tale of Rawonam" and the vocals are childish. The album actually sounds worse than a demo and closer to what high school kids would play in their garage during their initial gatherings.
| ||Masters of Reality Sunrise on the Sufferbus|
Calling Sunrise on the Sufferbus a stoner or a hard rock LP would be slightly limiting as it includes a variety of different genres and influences. Overall, the album is blues rock at its core but has a loose mid/late '60s vibe which is probably due to the presence of the legend that is Ginger Baker. The music is quite varied from the boogie of "She Got Me" to The Beatles-esque "Jody Sings" or the Yarbirds-meet-Cream in the '90s "Ants in the Kitchen". Overall, there is a light-hearted atmosphere which is very apparent on "T.U.S.A."; essentially a rant by Baker regarding the American's inability when it comes to making a good cup of t
| ||The Muggs The Muggs|
Extremely well-performed energetic blues rock which is influenced aesthetically by the Detroit scene and bands like The Stooges or MC5. Nevertheless, the emphasis is on bluesy guitar riffs and the album does not disappoint as Danny Methric delivers an array of catchy riffs and delicious licks. Probably, as good as retro rock gets.
|YUJOS Ton K.A.Towns mou thymise gia ta giouria pou kanei apo tin grammi tou faoul pros ta mesa. Tis kiniseis mesa stin raketa pou kanei den tis prosexa na po tin alitheia. Opote efkairia einai na ton xanatsekaro in epomeni gia na do tis kiniseis tou. Esto kai ligo pou leei o logos na fernei ston McHale tha einai trelo klepsimo aftos Mano opoia omada kai an ton parei.|
|EvoHavok I don't think it was, haha. All my 1's are worse, though.|
|EvoHavok I'd give points to that for being absolutely hilarious in its sloppiness.|
|YUJOS Episis gia tou Rockets nai ena triaraki xreiazontai xalara. Alla star dyskolo na vroune. Mallon apo tin lottaria tha psonisoune gia aftin tin thesi fetos. Ehoun to 43 kai to 45 nomizo sto deftero gyro. Apo tin free agency pali tipota Sefolosha an paroune h' kana Rudy Gay mia Xara tha einai. Mehri na xanapesoun me tous Spurs vevaia... I traba me tous Nets zen mou aresei...Ehoun ton Lopez re sy oi Nets ti na ton kanoun ton Ryan? Steile alli protasi xaxaxaxa.|