Monthly Archive: February 2020

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Angra – Omni – 2018

Omni is Angra’s ninth studio album. Yet I have never heard of heard of them before. Angra is a Brasilian band but apparently, they’ve has some great success in both Europe and Japan. It’s not hard to hear why. It’s pretty good melodic power metal. The singer has a smooth operatic voice most of the time and the instrumentation is pretty standard. There are guitars, fast drums, and some keyboards. Yet, for me, it doesn’t...

old scars new wounds 0

Act of Defiance – Old Scars New Wounds – 2017

This is not my first encounter with Act of Defiance. It’s not even my first review of one of their albums. The review was, however, lost during a faulty backup of the site. I remember it as very good musically and this has similar qualities. This second album – Old Scars New Wounds – doesn’t sound as much Megadeth as the debut though. It’s not strange at all that this came across in the sound...

Librarians 0

The Librarians

There are plenty of series that focuses on collecting and locking away magical artifacts. We have Friday the 13th: The Series, Supernatural, Warehouse 13, Relic Hunter and we have the Librarians. I’ve always loved this kind of series and this is my newest addition to them. It is based on a trilogy of movies released a few years before starring Noah Wyle. I loved them and when I first got acquainted with them I didn’t...

The next generation 0

Star Trek: The Next Generation

I can’t say exactly when I discovered Star Trek for the first time. It as many years ago to be sure, although “my” series wasn’t The Next Generation but The Original Series from the 60s. This is kinda strange since I wasn’t even born when it aired and I was born and raised in a country where it didn’t air anyway. There might have been some TV-time for it in the 70s but I can’t...

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Amy MacDonald – Under Stars – 2017

I Believe I own Amy Macdonald’s first two albums. They are very nice listening experiences. I like her voice a lot. It sounds like she’s singing somewhere in the back of her through and it gives a certain sound. I suppose Amy’s music qualify as country pop but to be honest I don’t hear much country music in there. The exception is in her voice. It’s hard to explain but there’s something country there. Apart...

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Kiss – Peter Criss – 1978

Peter Criss’s solo album differs from the other member quite a bit. It doesn’t sound like Kiss whatsoever. I really like that. It’s the opposite of Paul Stanley’s effort that was just another Kiss album. This is special, this is an opportunity well taken care of. This is a rock album with something totally different than what you’d expect. There are both piano and string arrangements there. Something completely different than just bass, guitar, and...

The Lost Boy 0

The Lost Boy – 1997 – sequel to a child called it

The Lost boy is the continuing story that began with A Child Called It. The first chapter kinda stays in the story told in the previous book. Maybe it’s a little more in-depth than the story that was told in A Child Called it. As a whole, I feel that this isn’t filled with descriptions of physical abuse. That doesn’t mean that it’s any easier to understand how a mother can treat her child this way. And even...

Ace Frehley 0

Kiss – Ace Frehley – 1978

Back in the day when I grew up I always liked Ace Frehley’s way of writing music more than the other Kiss members. It was more straight and to the point in some way. I still hold songs like Cold Gin and Hard Times from the Dynasty album among the best that ever can from the band. All the songs on this solo album sound just like you’d expect. I guess I could have an...

Goes to Hell 0

Alice Cooper – Goes to Hell – 1976

Alice Cooper Goes to Hell follows in the musical wake after the legendary masterpiece Welcome to my Nightmare. The songs seem to be written with the stage in mind and how they could be performed live. It’s theatrical and would fit on any musical scene. At least if you’re talking about rock scenes and other equivalents. But I don’t think there’s any real classics on this album. Of course, we got the main title but...