LouBreed
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Love Spit Love Love Spit Love
This is a project of The Psychedelic Furs members, and somehow it manages to sound even more psychedelic than the main band. In other words, if you'd care to check it out, you'll probably be very pleased.
4.0
08.05.20
Anubis Gate Covered in Colours
Some of these covers are great, some are competent, and a couple feels unnecesary. But yeah, it sort of works the way the band intended: everyone can pick a favourite spot. For me the most interesting renditions are clustered towards the latter haf of the album. The real rating can fluctuate between 3.3 and 3.6, depending on my mood. The main issue for me is that I'm usually lukewarm towards cover albums and would much rather prefer an album of original material from these guys.
3.5
05.02.20
Bruce Soord Bruce Soord
So, this one is probably meant to be similar to Soord's main band, but more stripped down. Surprisingly, songs here work better exactly when their arrangements are NOT so sparse and basic. The brooding couple that opens the album is probably designed to set up the mood, while the third song serves as a more energetic respite, which would have totally worked, if we haven't heard all this done better by The Pineapple Thief. Things get more interesting on A Thousand Daggers, and then Willow Tree comes even stronger, and songs are consistently good to great afterwards. I think you'll enjoy this if you like singer-songwriter kind of music even mor
3.5
11.06.19
Sweet Oblivion Sweet Oblivion
This is very nice. Geoff Tate sounds good, but its the songs that matter, and the songs are mostly fresh, devoid of perpetual dullness of Tate's solo projects. I'd take this over anything Queensryche released post 1994 and prior to La Torre arrival. If you like modern Queensryche, chances are you'll enjoy this album as well.
4.0
10.22.19
Korn The Serenity of Suffering
4.0
09.14.19
Overkill The Wings Of War
OK, here's my minority report: This is as good as anything they did since Ironbound. Initially I was very sceptical, prepared to disregard old guys, but this album works even better than The Electric Age and White Devil Armory for me. Oh, and it's better than just "a solid slice of thrash metal." The album is pretty diverse, catchy when it's needed, Bobby utilises full spectre of his abilities, from the harshest to more melodic singing, and they did try to expand the palette. So, maybe give it a try.
4.0
03.09.19
Chevelle Hats Off To The Bull
4.0
12.19.18

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