Category: Hardrock

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Y&T – Facemelter – 2010

Y & T has one of those kick ass cool logos! They have also a kick ass cool cover on their album. And Facemelter is a kick ass cool title too! I can’t remember when I last listened to them but since I got the pleasure to listen to this, it was too long! Y & T, Which stands for Yesterday and Today, is one of those classic bands. Those bands that has been around...

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Art of Anarchy – The Madness – 2017

I feel that The Madness by Art of Anarchy has grown on me for each time I listen to it. That’s why I kept from writing about it. I should have done it several weeks ago actually because I have been listening to it for a while. Now that I finally get around to it I hardly know what to write. I never heard of Art of Anarchy before but it’s a catchy name for...

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Eclipse – Monumentum – 2017

Lately I have started exploring new albums almost exclusively. I’m one of those guys who’s used to settle for what I have and what I now is good. That of course doesn’t go well in combination with blogging. Luckily I’m also very interesting in trying new things. preferably thing I never heard of before. Eclipse is one of those bands and Monumentum is their latest album. I had no idea they were Swedish and being a...

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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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Twin – Wasteland – 2017 – Swedish Metal!

I’ve come to realize that we in Sweden are very good at metal music. We have som kind of sixth sence when it comes to writing solid hard rock tracks that sticks. Twin is such a band. They’re from around here somewhere Gothenburg like every other band. In fact, there’s so many of them that it’s kind of impossible to keep track of them all. No, they’re not all good and they’re not all famous....

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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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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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Black Star Riders – Heavy Fire – 2017

Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy without Lynott The members of Black Star Riders have a history in another band called Thin Lizzy. No introduction is needed but apparently they’ve continued to tour and considered themselves to be more of a tribute band. That seems natural because there couldn’t really be a ‘real’ Thin Lizzy without Phil Lynott who died in 1986. It would be just as impossible as having Motörhead going on tour without Lemmy....

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Thunder – Rip it up – 2017

I don’t know when I first heard about Thunder but if memory serves I think I bought my first album with them by ’mistake’. Obviously it wasn’t a mistake since I planned to buy it and I would also consider it a lucky shot since the first acquaintance with their music was a bliss. I really liked that first album I heard, which was Behind Closed Doors from 1995 if I’m not mistaken. Since then...

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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...