Monthly Archive: March 2017

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Behind Convent Walls – 1978 – Walerian Borowczyk

I’ve seen a few movie by Walerian Borowczyk before. I think they’re all more or less kind of difficult to watch. Not because of the adult themes often included in them but for the slow-paced process of the plot. Behind Convent Walls isn’t an exception from that rule. There’s actually not much going on. It’s more like a snapshot of what goes on behind the closed-door of the convent. And let me tell you, there...

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Iced Earth – Plagues of Babylon – 2014

If you look at the cover of Plagues of Babylon, or any Iced Earth album for that matter, you might get the impression that the music is very violent. That isn’t the case. It’s metal music of course but less death and more power metal. It’s a pretty nice album, not fantastic but well worth a listen if you’re into symphonic and melodic power metal. Plagues of Babylon is kind a of aggressive album. The band...

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Stereoside – Hellbent – 2016

First of all I need to state that this might be an unfair review. Stereoside is more or less a post grunge band, a genre that I’m generally not to into. I think Stereoside does a good job with Hellbent though. Especially for the first half of the album. The opening track Miracle is a different approach to music altogether. I like the melody and it doesn’t have as distorted sound as grunge bands can...

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night – 2014

The cover of this bluray is filled with superlatives. I think the quote’s are a bit exaggerated but it’s basically the truth. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a gorgeously shot and visually stunning film. It is strange and special but it might not be the best vampire movie ever made. Not that I can pinpoint that to any one vampire film right now. There are a few beautiful vampire movies out there. I don’t...

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Road Rage, new album from Quiet Riot

For me, Quiet Riot is one of those band that never really hit the lights. I have a couple of their early albums on vinyl but that’s it. The mask on this cover is a great choice. I know that there is something similar on Metal Health. I have no idea if that’s their calling card, like Iron Maidens Eddie or Motörheads… motörhead. It’s a cool cover in any case. It makes me want to listen...

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Texas Releases new album

The last time Texas release an album was 2 years ago and I completely missed it. All albums prior to that one has a place in my collection. I do, however, feel that the earlier albums suited my testes better. It was more country-pop and blues-rock back then. Texas has since then evolved into something else. Maybe this new album is a step back to the origins. It will be interesting to hear. But I...

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Treat – Swedish Hardrock Band releases live CD and bluray

I remember when Treat were new to the hardrock scene in Sweden. There was this radio show and there were two songs fetured. Not the I can remember which ones now but there was also an interview with Robert Ernlund. I think it was when Scratch and Bite came out. I got a couple of their early albums but later forgot about them. A couple of years back I once again got aquinted with Treat....

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Texas Hippie Coalition – Dark Side of Black – 2016

Texas Hippie Coalition is a pretty new acquaintance to me. That is what happens when friend recommend bands to listen to. I’m glad I have such friends. Friends that know what I like and aren’t afraid to share their experiences of different bands that might not be as know to the public as som of the biggest bands out there. And it really doesn’t matter if It’s music that stick to me as much as Texas Hippe...

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11 Albums that formed me – a list

I Wanna Be somebody! Let’s start of this list with the first album from shock heavy metal band W.A.S.P. came out when I attended school. 1984 if I’m not mistaken. I still remember the school yard pounding out I Wanna Be Somebody from the portable stereos of the metal heads. I was evidently ne of them since I remember having my cassette player at school at this time. I still like this album a lot....