Yearly Archive: 2017

Vanity 0

Madman’s Choice – Vanity – 2017

I don’t know if Madman’s Choice wants to sound heavy or not. Or if they want to sound “out there”. I think they succeed with the latter. It’s kinda in the terms of Stoner Rock and it sounds like a long psychosis. A mild psychosis that is. There are plenty of bands where you easily can use the metaphor “high as a kite” for describing the music. Vanity has just a tad of that. I think it’s angled...

Karma Hammer 0

Lord of Cyclopses – Karma Hammer – 2017

  To be honest with you I have a hard time listening to music with too processed vocals. Lord of Cyclopses has this. At least on this album – Karma Hammer. The music is somewhere in the crosslands between old school hard rock and more modern radio heavy rock. It’s ok to listen to but nothing that gets me too excited. I would have liked some more riffs and some less basslines. But on the...

Diamond 0

Nocean – Diamond – 2017

I reviewed Nocean once before I think. It was on another blog and another language though. I don’t remember much from my experience back then but I think I liked it pretty much. Therefore I was interested when I learned that Noceans new album Diamond was gonna be released on December 1st, 2017. This could be something for Christmas was my thoughts. But I don’t like it that much. I mean, it’s ok and it has...

Yolanda 0

Yolanda – mijn verhaal

I would be lying if I said that this wasn’t a tough book to get through. It’s not only that the theme is totally horrifying, dealing with child abuse and torture. There are graphic descriptions of incest and even murder of infants. That isn’t the worst part. The worst part is the Yolanda is a real person and that this is her story of what happened to her. I’ve read my fair share of extreme...

A New Dawn Ending 0

Ancient Bards – A New Dawn Ending – 2014

I know that I said it before, but to explore unknown territories is the most rewarding chore of reviewing. You get to hear and see so many things that you wouldn’t have if you didn’t search for new and “other” stuff that you already know about. I can’t remember where I heard about Ancient Bards but I figured, based on the band name and the album title – A New Dawn Ending, that this would...

Monstrocity 0

Madam X – Monstrocity – 2017

Monstrocity has to be one of the most anticipated albums of the year. At least for me! I have wanted Madam X to follow up their success with their 1984 We Reserve the Right for as long as I can remember. At least since 1984… And now they finally released their second album 33 years later than the first one. That ought to be some kind of record! This is the classic line-up too. I know...

Belko Experiment 0

The Belko Experiment – 2016 – Would you survive?

The Belko Experiment begins pretty awkwardly. The employees are all searched when going into the office building. We as the audience knows that something violent is going to happen so for us it might not be strange. But if you look at it from the eyes of the personnel you might see it in a different light. Wouldn’t you be surprised if you suddenly were frisked before entering your office building, after being employed a...

Murda 0

Nathalie Sade releases new single – Murda

Murda is kinda all of what I dislike by modern dance music all at once. Despite that, I really like it. It has some feel to it and the auto-pitch machine or whatever it’s called is charming. The bass is pretty high pitched and it’s very produced. In short, everything I dislike. But in this case, it works! But to be fair, the Latin/salsa rhythms are a blessing. I usually like that in some form or...

Juke Joint at the Edge of the World 0

Randall Bramblett – Juke Joint at the Edge of the World – 2017

You know, the reason for mentioning the album name so many times, and especially in the first paragraph, has to do with SEO and is not really information for you. This is Juke Joint at the Edge of the World and the artist is Randall Bramblett. Did you get that? Juke Joint at the Edge of the World. Long title and I don’t really know what it means. Not that I really care either. I got...