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Deep Purple inFinite
3.5
04.29.17
Steve Morse Band High Tension Wires
Despite Steve Morse's resume and the word "tension" in the album's title, High Tension Wires is mostly a laid back affair. In addition, labeling the music on here as progressive would be a stretch as most tracks are rather short with not much room to develop into something adventurous. However, this is a very good slab of instrumental guitar music that features diversity in the form of various influences, melodies and moods with some eclectic and emotional moments.
3.4
04.23.17
Deep Purple Live in Denmark 1972
Absolutely blistering live album by Deep Purple less than a month before the release of Machine Head (you can listen to Ian Gillan introducing "Highway Star" as a song which will open their live shows in the future). In terms of performance, this lies somewhere between the jam heavy Live in Stockholm 1970 and the more refined Made in Japan. The mixing is slightly weird in the beginning with the vocals and drums being quite loud but that doesn't really ruin the experience as Gillan and Paice are on fire. Of course, Blackmore and Lord are at the peak of their abilities exchanging solos and as the show progresses we ca
4.4
04.21.17
Disharmony (GR1) Goddamn the Sun
Having formed in the early '90s, Disharmony disbanded in 1995 having released only three demos and an EP. Goddamn the Sun is the Greeks' debut LP and it includes all those elements that characterized Greek black metal bands 25 years ago. Overall, the music is reminiscent of that of early Rotting Christ and Varathron with emphasis on melodies, a distinctive occult atmosphere and mid-tempo song structures. The drumming in particular is pretty good but the band could have avoided the unnecessary album introduction, the starting 1:30 minutes of "Third Resurrection" and have worked a bit more on the production by making the bass a bit mor
3.6
04.19.17
Eric Clapton I Still Do
I Still Do is a worthy addition to Slowhand's long catalogue simply because it doesn't try to do more than it's required from a 71-year old bluesman at this point of his career. Eric Clapton, even more than a performer might be a student of the blues, so it's not surprising that the main body of his latest offering comprises of covers from different blues styles. Taking under consideration Eric Clapton's age and recent health issues, retirement might just be around the corner after every new LP he releases. However, with age comes wisdom and on I Still Do we can listen to a man who feels comfortable in his own skin and this
3.0
04.18.17
Adrian von Ziegler Wanderer
Dungeons and dragons ambient music or in other words, an alternative soundtrack for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The album consists of three 20-minute tracks which describe a wanderer's life in the forest in the morning, the evening and during the night. Overall, Wanderer is an enjoyable listen and pretty good for background music but my gripe with it is that it sometimes feels like it is not going anywhere specifically.
3.4
04.17.17
Tardigrada Emotionale Ă–dnis
Tardigrada play a brand of atmospheric depressive black metal that even though is not anything new under the sun, it is performed at a very high level. Even though Emotionale Odnis is 60 minutes long, it easily draws you into its world and feels much shorter. In addition, the album consists of 5 interludes and 5 tracks that are at least eight and a half minutes long which provides consistency on one hand and the opportunity for the band to fully develop their ideas on the other. The tortured vocals might put some listeners off but they fit the overall mood. Overall, an excellent debut.
3.8
04.16.17

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  • MrSirLordGentleman Did u see the news about Blackmore recording a new song with Rainbow and redoing an old one (hopefully not the 10th version of Still I'm Sad by them lol). New album in the future, maybe? I'd be more interested in that than in new Purple material since Ronnie Romero really brings Rainbow back to its roots
    April 29 04:14 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Ela Mano, diavasa sto fb pws o Blackmore tha to proxwrhsei to project me tous Rainbow kai filodoksei na grapsei ena full length. Malista, thelei o neos diskos na graftei me gnwmona to kairo pou h mpanta eixe ton Dio gia front-man. Ean to psakseis sto google logika kapou tha th diavaseis thn eidhsh.
    April 24 04:38 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Ela Mano, diavasa sto fb pws o Blackmore tha to proxwrhsei to project me tous Rainbow kai filodoksei na grapsei ena full length. Malista, thelei o neos diskos na graftei me gnwmona to kairo pou h mpanta eixe ton Dio gia front-man. Ean to psakseis sto google logika kapou tha th diavaseis thn eidhsh.
    April 24 04:38 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie ennoeitai pws tha ta katafereis !!
    April 21 02:43 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Mia xara, makari na vreis ton xrono na grapseis. Egw den to exw akousei akoma, alla sigoura tha ton tsekarw mesa stis epomenes meres. Anupomonw na diavasw th kritikh sou.
    April 21 10:56 AM

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