Monthly Archive: March 2019

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Judas Priest – Firepower – 2018

Hands down, Firepower is the most potent and best album Iäve heard from Judas Priest in a long time. Their last few records have sounded a bit tired according to me. Here there’s full power to both the guitars and vocals. Ron Halford proves once again why he is the Birminghamian Godfather of Metal! Nobody does it better than him! And, as I said, the guitars are there as well. I feel like it hasn’t...

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Place Vendome – Close to the Sun – 2017

Place Vendome – Close to the Sun Close to the Sun is Place Vendome’s fourth album and the first for med to hear. If you’ve heard Helloweens classic albums Keeper of the Seven Keys part 1 and 2 you know what a great singer Michael Kiske is. He was really an asset for Halloween at that time. But that was many years ago and Place Vendome is not the home for singer Michael Kiske. I...

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Philosophy of a Knife – 2008 – An extreme flick

I’ve had Philosophy of a Knife in my possession almost since it was released almost ten years ago. For some reason, I’ve never watched it. Maybe it’s because it’s four hours long and filmed in black and white. At least for the most part. Well, I’ve never been afraid of watching long movies in foreign languages and I often see black and white as a more stylistic way to create beautiful imagery, so that can’t be it....

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Dragonquest – 2009 – Asylum brings Marc Singer

Marc Singer might be most famous for  V –  the series, or Beastmaster. The latter might apply more to fans of cult movies of course. In either case he’s the most famous name is Dragonquest. Jason Connery, the son of Sean Connery does a part as well but I wouldn’t count either of them to the great stars of cinema. Daniel Bonjour does the main part as the chosen one. He is as good an...

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Kill or be killed - 1976 - nostalgica de luxe!

The deadliest tournament! For some reason I have come back to the movies I liked and watched in my youth. We didn’t call them Martial Arts though. For us it was just “karate movies”. I think that it makes more sense here than in many of the Asian flicks that’s hit the surface during the years. I don’t know why but as long as it’s kung fu and oriental fighters it’s not really a karate...

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Raw – 2016 – Vegan goes cannibal

I actually never heard about this before when I ordered it a few days ago. I saw it on some list where extreme movies were listed and felt like I needed it. It was fairly cheap as it’s not a general Hollywood kind of movie. Not that it matters where it’s made but I’ve found that movies outside Hollywood and especially from Europe often are superior. AS I said, I didn’t know much about Raw but since...

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Horisont – About Time – 2017 – Swedish Hardrock!

If it were 1982… If I didn’t know better, I would have guessed that this new album by Horisont – About Time was released in 1982 or something. I don’t know if Horisont were looking for this sound. If they did, they did a good job! For me it sounds way too dated in the retrospective sense. I don’t like music that claims to be new to sound like it’s coming from the dark ages....

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Hour of Penance – Cast the First Stone – 2017

One of the fun things about listening to bands and releases you never heard (or heard of) before is that you never know what to expect. There is usual a description on the site or article you got the idea from. But since I’m old, ancient, grey and don’t have a clue about what some of these genres mean I’m still surprised and try to put the pieces together. I read that Hour of Penance...

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Dr. Strange – 2016 – Another piece of Marvel

Marvel delivers yet another cool movie! Just a few years ago, I wasn’t that into Marvel productions. It was more because I didn’t recognize the super heroes than that I didn’t like the actual concept of the films. To be truthful, they have always been quite esthetic to watch. They’re beautiful and they have a lot of nice action (and CGI). I think the days when we all were Anti CGI is now over. We...

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The Fifth Wave – 2016 – Alien Invasion

When I got hold of this I thought it was some kind of juvenile adventure movie. Possible with a fantasy twist. The Fifth Wave isn’t exactly that. There may be youngsters in the main parts and the story is seen from their perspective. It may even be targeted for a younger audience, but there’s nothing fantasy about it. The Fifth Wave is a Sci-Fi Thriller as I see it. The main plot is about these alien ships that...