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Blackmore's Night The Village Lanterne
The last (and hopefully not final) great album by the duo with several shining moments in Ritchie's playing and classic Blackmore's Night tracks in the form of "25 Years", "Faerie Queen", "St. Teresa" and emotional instrumentals such as "The Messenger" and "Village Dance".
Motorhead Under Cover
This is one of those albums I'm very on the fence about because when I jam its songs I'm having a great time and everything sounds great. However, from the cover art to the fact that each song, with the exception of "Heroes", has been previously released, screams cash grab and Motorhead has been the absolute opposite of that. Therefore, I cannot deny the fact that I enjoyed the album but there is no way I am going to pay and reward anyone who is behind this release which would have never seen the light of the day while Lemmy was alive.
Ruby The Hatchet Planetary Space Child
Elffor Dra Sad
Dark medieval dungeon synth which emits a certain sense of grandeur but tends to be over-repetitive at points. Overall, a convincing effort but not easy to digest and would benefit from some editing and trimming.
The Ferrymen The Ferrymen
Despite the promising line up, The Ferrymen's debut is a good albeit unspectacular effort. The brand of power metal/hard rock with prog tendencies these guys play brings to mind Dio's solo material, sometimes Symphony X or maybe Yngwie Malmsteen's more commercial moments. The elephant in the room is of course vocalist Ronnie Romero's similarity to Dio which is a given but Ronnie has his own style and is a very competent vocalist even though he tends to overdo it with his gritty/gravely approach. In addition, the songwriting is quite generic and the production makes the music sound even more run of the mill which is worsened by the unnecessary
Dream Troll The Knight of Rebellion
Goofy, cheesy, quite formulaic but still very enjoyable. The Knight of Rebellion is a mix of traditional and power metal with epic tendencies which shows a band on the right path. Dream Tr?ll's debut is very promising, the riffs and ideas are certainly there but I would like to see these guys working even more on making their sound slightly heavier.
Pagan Altar The Room of Shadows

shoutbox » all posts 
  • RunOfTheMill YO since when are you staff??? Totally missed that, congrats to Sputnik's authority on everything old school ;)
    September 17 01:47 PM
  • danielcardoso How have you been buddy? Take this as a small saturday gift haha.
    September 16 08:13 AM
  • MrSirLordGentleman yo m8, Friday started another prog contest if you interested
    September 12 01:25 PM
  • Titan manos bro whats up brother.....been very busy with work so i haven't been on much.....and yes, irma is coming right for us.....probably a cat 2 near me......should be eventful, and hopefully ok
    September 8 07:00 PM
  • EvoHavok Glad to share. Yeah, he nailed it; his presence makes sense too, because Aleah had a pretty prominent part on the closer of the last Amorphis record.
    September 7 02:25 PM

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