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David Gilmour Rattle That Lock
With a combination of an elegant jazzy feeling and some exquisite blues melodies, the ex-Pink Floyd guitarist justifies his high calibre status. With a stylish simplicity and some moments of magic here and there, Gilmour seduces the listener to enjoy his fourth album in a calm and laid back atmosphere. Despite been remarkable, Rattle That Lock is definitely not his top moment. Recommendations: "Rattle That Lock", "In Any Tongue", "And Then..."[instrumental]
Blackfield Blackfield V
There are two things that I love and admire about Steve Wilson: the perfection and emphasis he seeks in his sounds and the innocent lenses he uses when writing lyrics. After a two-album step-back which left Aviv Geffen take the initiatives of the band, I was expecting a blasting album with Wilson back on board. However, I've listened to V for a number of times and still has not met my expectations. Still, it contains some excellent pieces. Recommendations: "From 44 to 48", "We'll Never Be Apart", "How Was Your Ride?", "Salt Water"
Big Wreck Grace Street
I had such a positive opinion from Ghosts that Big Wreck's latest release was a must listen for me. Unfortunately, Grace Street did not meet my expectations as it lacked stand-out tracks, elusive melodies or catchy grooves, something that it's predecessor managed to achieve so perfectly. There is no doubt that Thornley himself as well as his bandmates (especially Dave McMillan on bass), are skilful musicians. This however is far from beeing their grand opus. Recommendations: "You Don't Even Know", "Floodgates", "It Comes As No Surprise"
Firewind Immortals
I usually like bands which praise history in their songs. Firewind's eighth studio release Immortals has the battle at Thermopylae in ancient Greece as its main theme. The powerful riffing of the opening tracks "Hands of Time" and "We Defy", reminded me of the band's Burning Earth days while "Wars of Ages" brought had an Allegiance feeling. Fond of ballads, Gus G dispenses "Lady of a 1000 Sorrows" before an instrumental mayhem ("Immortals") and an agonising end. Recommendations: "Rise From The Ashes", "Hands of Time", "Ode to Leonidas".
Simo Let Love Show The Way
I was not really impressed with Simo's debut album. Although I am usually fond of thick guitars and the deep drum sounds, this time they have not won me. Despite the cool improvisation in their play and their energetic mood, very few tracks attracted my attention. The opening Doors-a-like track "Strange Blues" with a Break-on-through-to-the-other-side feeling was a positive introduction and similarly so was the following track "Two Timin' Woman". Despite having found a small oasis with "Please", the rest of the album lacked catchiness and solid/compact melodies. In addition, there were some prolonged moments with tracks like "I'd Rather Die I
HammerFall Built To Last
Hammerfall have never been my favourite band. However, I have always found their music pleasant and the majority of their catalogue enjoyable, despite having a repetitive formula. Build To Last its not a 'must' release but rather an average album to keep the machine working. Sharp guitars, catchy choruses, a couple of respectable ballads and a vigorous vocal performance by Can. Typical Hammerfall standards. Recommendations: "Hammer High", "The Sacred Vow", "Built To Last"
Rival Sons Before the Fire
I have to admit that this was not the greatest debut I've come across. However, this was a very good attempt by the Californians to establish their sound and communicate what they are about. A blues-oriented release with performances going strength to strength. All five members give their best and above all they work as a team; I could not single out one of them. They are all passionate and equally skilled and this was evidenced along the way. Recommendations: "Pocketful of Stones", "Memphis Sun", "Tell Me Something", "On My Way"

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  • Voivod An theleis na akouseis to Blues Pills, iparxei edo -
    August 11 03:40 PM
  • Voivod To ksexasa entelos, giati grafo kati gia allo disko, tha to tsekaro kapoia stigmi pantos! Pao stoixima pos o manos etoimazei review gia to album ;-)
    August 7 06:18 PM
  • Voivod gia poio album prokeitai? Pantos, boreis na postareis to keimeno sou opotenanai (ego panta perimeno na figei mia proteri kritiki apo tin proti selida kai meta na postaro ti diki mou)
    July 13 05:49 PM
  • Voivod dld borei kapoios na akousei to disko online me nomimo tropo? an nai, tote boreis na postareis tin kritiki kai prin tin episimi imera kikloforias
    July 13 06:04 AM
  • Voivod oi Celtic Frost itan support ton Kreator, kai omos tous dielisan tous germanous.
    July 11 11:43 AM

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