Category: Hardrock

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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...

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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...

Rebel Road 0

Edgar Winter – Rebel Road – 2007

I kinda always considered Edgar Winter to be a lesser-known musician than his brother Johnny Winter. And I think he is, but that doesn’t mean that he cannot stand on his own merits. It would be unfair to compare the two since they don’t represent the same kind of music at all. We all know Johnny Winters blues approach but Edgar sounds more like regular blues-rock. That is true at least for Rebel Road. It was...

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Heavy Load - Swedish metal pioneers

If we’re talking about Swedish Heavy Metal bands, there’s one band that comes to mind – Heavy Load. They were true pioneers of the genre in Sweden back in the day. They fulfill all criteria of a cult band too. Maybe they weren’t that obscure back in the day but they sure didn’t get the attention they deserved. Maybe that’s why they didn’t stick around for long either. They just weren’t willing to compromise their...

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Travel with the Sun – TwentySeventeen – 2017

When there’s an email from a band that recently released their debut album in the inbox things can basically go in two directions. The first way is that it’s something kinda awkward on the album. Perhaps something that’s way to modern and doesn’t suit an old man like me. Then there’s the other possibility. That the music featured on the album is really good and you wonder why you never heard it before. This is...

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Helix – Walkin’ the Razors Edge – 1984

When this album was released in 1984 the song Rock You was a pretty popular tune here in Sweden. I can’t say that it was a big radio hit in that sense. Partly because I don’t remember and partly because I know that Swedish radio wasn’t fond of playing songs from metal albums as Walkin’ the Razors Edge at the time. I think that has changed somewhat over the years but I don’t know to...

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Astral Doors – 2017 – Black Eyed Children

I love having friends that can recommend good music to me. Because it doesn’t really matter if you into this or that genre. It’s impossible to know it all anyway. We all need someone else to point out the music that we miss. Then again, you could ask the question how it’s possible to miss a band like Astral Doors when Black Eyed Children is their seventh album? But the truth is that I never...

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The Night Flight Orcestra – Amber Galactic – 2017

I was recommended the Night Flight orchestra’s latest album Amber Galactic by a friend. I usually like to explore albums that I know nothing about. When I’m recommended it from a friend that share my tastes in music it’s even more interesting. I was told it was a Swedish band from the south of Sweden – Helsingborg. Not that such things really matter but some parts of Sweden has a higher rate of bands per...

High n Dry 0

Def Leppard – High n Dry – 1981

It’s easy to say that Def Leppards second album High n Dry is a thousand time better than the debut album On Through the Night. It might feel that way, and it does, but it’s mathematical impossible to be true. I think that the music has matured gravely though. I like this one a lot. And as an anecdote I can tell you that I bought this in the early eighties on vinyl but I...

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King Kobra – II – 2013

My first encounter with King Kobra was in 1985. I remember an interview with drummer and founder Carmine Appice that the concept was that of a reverse Mötley Crüe. At least he mentioned this as where the idea to have 4 blonde guys and him as the single black haired guy. That was in exact contrast to Mötley Crües three black haired guys and Vince Neils blonde hair. It sounds like a nice story but...