FILM, MUSIC and LITERATURE

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The Night Flight Orcestra – Amber Galactic – 2017

I was recommended the Night Flight orchestra’s latest album Amber Galactic by a friend. I usually like to explore albums that I know nothing about. When I’m recommended it from a friend that share my tastes in music it’s even more interesting. I was told it was a Swedish band from the south of Sweden – Helsingborg. Not that such things really matter but some parts of Sweden has a higher rate of bands per...

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Arturius – Arturius – 2017

Arturius is a Swedish power metal band from Gothenburg. I don’t know why so many heavy metal band originates from that city but it’s a fact. There are many bands coming from Gothenburg. I can’t say that they have much in common. Of course they are all metal band (at least those that I refer to) but apart from that I don’t see any similarities. My heart beats extra fast for metal music so I...

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Anatomy – 2000 – Creepy German Flick

As I’m a Swede I’m used to reading subtitles. I have always done that as long as I can remember. In fact, that’s the way I learned English in the first place; watching those late night flick on the TV. It definitely helped me to learn how to read in the first place. Nowadays I don’t need any translation help when watching English spoken movies but it the sub title is there I can’t help...

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Crossbones -2005 – A Pirate Slasher

If you’re like me and have several thousands of DVDs in your collection, you’re always happy to find something that you never heard of that might fit your preferences. In this case I found a pirate movie and thought I would add a nice adventure film to my collection. Crossbones isn’t that though. It may be disguised as one but it’s really not. Crossbones begins with a narrator telling us the backstory of this pirate...

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El Día de la Bestia – 1995 – The Day of the Beast

My Spanish is almost non existing. There are a couple of words I actually understand but apart from that it’s all gibberish to me. But there’s luckily English subtitles on The Day of the Beast. For some reason I thought that this was a horror flick. Well, it’s easy to make that assumption with such a title for the movie. But if you’re attentive you’ll notice that the cover actually says that this is a...

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Labyrinth of Lies – 2014 – A story of Auschwitz

Labyrinth of Lies is yet another movie that I knew nothing about. I became interested in it solely because of the cover and the swastika in particular. This led me to assume that the story-line would be about someone doing investigations about Nazi connections and were led into circles by lies from various people. I wasn’t so wrong. This is basically what Labyrinth of Lies is about. We get to follow this prosecutor who for...

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Kingdom of Gladiators – 2011 – Sword and Sandal

Luckily I have kind of a fetish for movies set in the ancient world with sword and sandals. Or a dream world for that matter, or a parallel universe. It really doesn’t matter. I like the barbarian culture and if there’s demons and wizards so much the better. There might even be ancient legends of doom or world destruction. All the better! Kingdom of Gladiators has a few of these elements. I don’t think there...

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Alice Cooper – Welcome to my nightmare – 1975

Since the previous album, Muscle of Love was the last with the original Alice Cooper group, Welcome to my Nightmare is the first by the solo artist. It’s a theme album of course and I think it’s pretty obvious what the theme is. If not, there’s a hint in the title. Welcome to my Nightmare might also be the definite album that Alice Cooper is most associated with. There is a couple of song that...

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Hezt – Där för dig – 2018

I recently discovered this hip-hop artist Hezt. Well, that’s his stage name anyway, let’s leave it with that. Let’s also leave that I would never have listened to him if the circumstance that I went to school with his mother back in the day. She, of course, proud of her son, shared his songs on social media and I needed to check out what it was. Actually, Hezt isn’t such a new acquaintance at all. Sh...

High n Dry 0

Def Leppard – High n Dry – 1981

It’s easy to say that Def Leppards second album High n Dry is a thousand time better than the debut album On Through the Night. It might feel that way, and it does, but it’s mathematical impossible to be true. I think that the music has matured gravely though. I like this one a lot. And as an anecdote I can tell you that I bought this in the early eighties on vinyl but I...