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The Vintage Caravan The Vintage Caravan
Ever since these Icelanders deservedly took their place in the international vintage rock scene with Voyage, I wanted to check on their namesake debut not just for the sake of completion, but also because apparently some A&R somewhere checked this album first before brokering the band to the labels. It turns out, The Vintage Caravan is indeed more than a humble band start, as these guys have the requisite swagger to make the legacy they touch upon, sound as if it was their own alone. Stream:
http://musicmp3.ru/artist_the-vintage-caravan
3.6
09.16.20
Inertia Island The Laser Sunrise
If this album was a TV series pilot, it would definitely be a flawed one, but also one to stimulate curiosity about what comes next in subsequent releases, as its core traits will appeal to people thirsty for heavy (as in really heavy) US heavy/power metal. First and foremost, stand the vocals of Michelle Torres Gilruth which just compel you to listen to the whole album, and then it's the thrashy groove of the guitars, that also tease a primer penchant for melody. Due to immediately perceivable mishaps on all sectors (vocals, arrangements etc.), The Laser Sunrise feels like it's been recorded hastily by a promising band that
3.2
08.04.20
Havukruunu Uinuos Syƶmein Sota
Somewhere Far Beyond has just found its extreme metal sibling. Stream:
http://naturmachtproductions.bandcamp.com/album/uinuos-sy-mein-sota
4.0
07.23.20
Sleepin Pillow Superman's Blues
4.0
07.10.20
Baby Birds An Olive Branch Wrapped in Barbed Wire
In endeavoring a sound closer to subdued/drone-y electro/noise rock and less on post punk, these Texans resort to minimalism with adequate avail, meaning the album is fine for playing in the background. https://babybirdsnoise.bandcamp.com/album/an-olive-branch-wrapped-in-barbed-wire
2.8
06.21.20
Spell (CAN) Opulent Decay
With Opulent Decay, Spell jump to the gothic/heavy metal bandwagon, and while the album's overall atmosphere is different from those of peering albums, the majority of songs fails to make a lasting impression. Favorite song: Psychic Death. Stream:
http://spellofficial.bandcamp.com/album/opulent-decay
3.0
05.10.20
Parkcrest ...And That Blue Will Turn To Red
It's hard to tell why this is really the case, but the best Chilean thrash/metal metal bands are better than most of their Latin American peers, while they rival just about any other homologous/notable US/European metal outfit out there. With their sophomore album, Chilean Parkcrest are certainly among the recent additions to the aforementioned cluster. Their native/torrentous Latin American metal demeanor has been blended with legacy tech thrash lores from both sides of the Atlantic - Coma of Souls-era Kreator and late '80s Heathen - plus that awesome groove Megadeth perfected in Rust In Peace. If their lead guitars become
3.8
05.02.20

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  • robertsona thanks for the answer man! I like em a lot too, great energy, sort of music-school-y (my older roommate lamented the "gen z/millennial music school effect" on younger brooklyn musicians, or rather how they embody that, but he's a crab) but not pretentious; fun!
    September 17 06:09 AM
  • robertsona Love the godcaster love even though no one else is showing them love: where?d you hear about or see them? I just found them trawling Brooklyn concertgoing video men?s YouTube pages
    September 9 10:01 AM
  • garas I see. And yup, I can second that those albums are super good. And uh, I've just finished reviewing it. Sputniks needs to hear such greatness!
    August 22 05:17 PM
  • garas Ah, alright! I was just curious because I haven't seen your rating on it - but sorry for the pointless question then! I've discovered the band through the first LP, and tbh it was "love at first sight". And I liked this new one even more, I think.
    August 22 07:58 AM
  • garas Ah, the new Ball album is so good! Have you listened to it?
    August 21 04:35 PM

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