Tagged: Heavy Metal

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Kobra and the Lotus – Prevail I – 2017

I have heard Kobra and the Lotus before. As I recall it was a very present meeting with their previous album High Priestess. So when I saw another album was coming out I just had to check it out. It’s been a while so I don’t really have High Priestess in fresh memory but you shouldn’t compare anyway so it doesn’t matter. Sometimes I can’t help myself though and need to compare with everything. Prevail...

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Dark Lord – 1988 – It’s Nigh’ Time

I often make a point out of listening and view stuff that I know nothing about. I come over som gems from time to time. Most often it’s quite forgettable stuff though. In the case of Dark Lord, it’s a band that I never heard of before. I can’t remember where I found it but it came to be in my possession. At the beginning I started out by really liking the record. Why it’s...

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Megadeth – Dystopia – 2016

Megadeth has been pretty uneven over the years. In earlier years they performed fast thrash metal but in recent years they have slowed down quite a bit. Personally I like both styles depending on my mood. The important thing is that the riffs are good and that the melodies are nice. Megadeth seems to manage this pretty good over the years. I don’t feel like Dave Mustaine has sold his soul to commercialism as some...

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King Diamond – The Graveyard – 1996

My relationship with King Diamond is kinda ambivalent. I most often like the ideas behind the albums and I like the background music. I often have a problem with the vocals though, which is more or less the calling card of King Diamond. He has a gimmick of using falsetto, the Graveyard album is not an exception. Well, if you have a problem with that singing technique you have… well… a problem. King Diamong doesn’t...

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Madam X – Monstrocity – 2017

Monstrocity has to be one of the most anticipated albums of the year. At least for me! I have wanted Madam X to follow up their success with their 1984 We Reserve the Right for as long as I can remember. At least since 1984… And now they finally released their second album 33 years later than the first one. That ought to be some kind of record! This is the classic line-up too. I know...

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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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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...