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3.5
02.19.18
Merlin The Wizard
Very entertaining slab of psychedelic doomy heavy rock with a great feel for groove. The addition of saxophone as a lead instrument at places is a really nice touch, as it enhances the psych effect. Great job by these guys.
3.5
02.17.18
Pohjast Matused
Pretty good - albeit simple - blend of traditional/doom/viking metal that exudes a genuine epic feeling which is always a good thing when it comes to this style of metal. Wish the music was as awesome as the cover art though.
3.3
02.08.18
Riot Narita
Energetic and well performed rock/metal that essentially sounds like a US version of NWOBHM. The songwriting is tight with plenty of hooks and catchy melodies by the underrated Mark Reale while Guy Speranza oozes of attitude and is very fitting for this kind of music. Overall, the most fun album in Riot's discography along with Fire Down Under.
3.8
02.05.18
Saxon Thunderbolt
Saxon is one of the most honest bands in the history of heavy metal. Once again, what you get here is solid yet unspectacular no frills heavy metal that lacks spectacular highlights or extreme lows. The album's short run time contributes in making it an enjoyable listen and there is also a touching tribute to Motorhead in the form of "They Played Rock and Roll". Overall, a decent LP but I seriously doubt I will be jamming it in the future.
3.0
02.05.18
Orphaned Land Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs
I cannot deny the fact that this sounds like the product of serious labor but for the most time it sounds so polished, harmless and overproduced that it loses all its fun. Yes there are some good melodies here and there and this is quite enjoyable at times but the vocals are incredibly/annoyingly melodramatic and the overall feeling I get is like this is the soundtrack of a middle eastern love story. In addition, most tracks sound so harmless like they were prepared for the Eurovision Song Contest or like this is cheesy ethnic music performed with metal instruments. Those vocals though, damn...
2.0
02.03.18
Cradle of Filth Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay
On Cryptoriana ? The Seductiveness of Decay, the masters of Victorian gothic horror built on everything that made Hammer of the Witches such a revelation, expanded on those ideas, and created a less instant but deeper and more developed offering.rThe guitarwork is among the best among Cradle of Filth?s discography and Dani?s vocals are once again solid, while the reduced number of shrieks makes the album an appropriate starting point for potential new listeners. Smerda and Shaw brought new life to a classic formula, infusing it with an array of brilliant riffs and solos while contributing to one of the most guitar-driven alb
4.0
02.02.18

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  • necropig Yessssssssssssssss
    February 19 04:33 PM
  • necropig You might like these guys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5Lkn47MhcA
    February 19 03:37 PM
  • zakalwe Ello mano dude. I see that like me you thought The Vintage Caravans Voyage was a good album, you heard the follow up? Arrival has absolutely blown my bits off and melted my face. I can?t believe I?ve held off from listening to it until recently. Of course it borrows from all number of the greats but it does it really, really well.
    February 14 02:36 PM
  • Snowdog808 Hi Mano. I am seeing Uriah Heep in 15 days, and I am so glad that they've played a variety of Byron-era tracks in recent shows! Also, I would love to know what you think of my Rainbow review. Thank you very much!
    February 11 06:07 PM
  • Voivod Ontos, den iparxei kai den exo tin paramikri idea giati, grapse tin epithimia soy sto secretarial thread gia na ti diavasoun oi mods
    February 2 09:10 AM

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