What's in Your CD Player etc....175

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The 11th Hour-Burden of Grief, and Lacrima Mortis

Incredibly heavy doom/metal/Sabbath/Candlemass style heaviness. Clean vocals, crazy heavy guitar sound!

And Mors Principium Est=Dawn of the 5th
Melo Death/Power Metal from Finland. Mix between At the Gates, Dark Tranquility and In Flames. But better!
The new songs are an abomination


Asia - Aqua

I guess I am in an AOR Synths type of mood
Better drowned than duffers if not duffers wont drown


Baroness - Gold & Grey
I really like it. I know there will be people complaining about the sound - but this is essentially just an artistic choice and a quite obvious one at that (it is quite heavily compressed and distorted at times). It is a kaleidoscope of an album, it has all the makings of a magnum opus to me. I believe this album will turn out to be a pivotal point in the bands' catalogue.
Bla-bla big words, I know, but that does not take away form the fact the song writing is top notch here. They have clearly moved away more and more from standards set in metal even though loud guitars are still present but the fuzz laden basslines and lively drums, that more often than not swirl around odd time signatures are far from what I'd call modern metal, or metal of the old for that matter. Sure there is Baroness as we know it (Borderlines most obviously) but most of the album is new territory for the band. I think this is what Baizley & Co was trying to achieve prematurely with Green & Yellow but failed to capture: a wide vision of what Baroness music can be: it finally lived up to its' full potential, not taking away from Red or Blue - these were early days masterpieces in itself (Blue is 10 years already!).
And that's saying a lot coming from an old metalhead...
Arrogance Is Bliss


I've just finished Muse : Absolution

Now enjoying the delights of the 'other Canadian power trio' Triumph: Just A Game

Sadly can't see Rik Emmett ever gracing these shores again.
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light<br />Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life<br />All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside<br />When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide


2 new CDs from Rockosmos arrived yesterday and very good they are too

Dead Blonde Stars - Keepsake
like Soundgarden and Alice In Chains reincarnated in 21st century North England

Awooga - Session
Brilliant trippy Stoner, Space rock
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The Letter R

Morass of Molasses new release - The Ties That Bind

And some Mohair B-Sides, ahead on tonights gig, that have just been given the light of day on Deezer


Better drowned than duffers if not duffers wont drown


Better drowned than duffers if not duffers wont drown


Legend in my own Mind<br /><br />

Not enough war
Not enough famine
Not enough suffering
Not enough natural selection


followed by
Mostly Autumn - White Rainbow


Pallbearer-Heartless. Brilliant Metal/Doom/Sabbath type stuff
The new songs are an abomination


Quote from: Jonners on June 17, 2019, 11:09:15 amPallbearer-Heartless. Brilliant Metal/Doom/Sabbath type stuff
Fantastic album indeed, and it has been noticed: they just signed with Nuclear Blast for their new album. They are going places :-)
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Lou Reed & Metallica - Lulu

both discs  :o
Better drowned than duffers if not duffers wont drown


Better drowned than duffers if not duffers wont drown


June 22, 2019, 00:04:16 am #1079 Last Edit: June 22, 2019, 13:05:18 pm by Matt2112
Watching a couple of You Tube channels and happened upon an official full album stream of Yngwie's latest, Blue Lightning.

Not a blues album (it couldn't be that) but "bluesy", with a number of cover versions of standards like Foxey Lady, Purple Haze, Paint It Black  and While My Guitar..., a few original blues-rock numbers and an inevitable instrumental.

Has Yngwie reined things in, mellowed some, let that preternatural vibrato sing a lot more..?  Er, no.

Every track here is subject to the usual bombardment of zillion-note, neo-classical hemidemisemiquaver runs and arpeggios that have been keeping him in Ferraris for about the last 30 years.

The covers, loose and amorphous and merely rendered as backing tracks to the relentless uber-shred, should have been left well alone. Yngwie should not have done the vocals himself - he can't really sing. Yngwie should not have produced the album himself - it sounds like it was recorded via an iphone app.  It doesn't even sound as if he had a proper drummer, but used a cheap machine out of an Argos bargain basket - the sound of them is utterly hideous.

And yet; the chops this man has are still from a different planet. The picking hand of a hummingbird's wing; unteachable vibrato and legato; complete mastery of scales; and licks where the speed and dexterity at times defy belief.

Listening to this is like opening the bonnet of a clown's car and finding a Formula 1 engine underneath.
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