Category: Hardrock

White Lace & Black Leather 0

Helix – White Lace & Black Leather – 1981

I think I first bought this album around 1985. On Vinyl of course! I still have it but I don’t think I ever got around to listen to it much. This was in the wake of the Helix hit song Rock You from the album Walkin’ the Razor’s Edge from 1984. Ut was kind of a huge hit in Sweden at the time. Therefore I needed to get more albums by Helix and White Lace &...

Grand Theft Culture 0

Grand Theft Culture – Grand Theft Culture – 2017

Grand Theft Culture releases their début album on june 2nd. I have had plenty of time to listen to it and I must say it has grown on me. At first I wasn’t impressed at all and I thought it was pretty disturbing to listen to. The arrangement and the melodies were just strange and needed a very active listening session to make any sense. In other words this wasn’t easy listening in the least....

on through the night 0

Def Leppard – On Through the Night – 1980

I once heard an interview with some of the members of Def Leppard where they talked about the musical influences of Queen. At the time I think that Hysteria was just released. An album that was a massive success for the band. Anyway, they talked about the influences Queen had contributed and I couldn’t understand the similarities – until now. On Through the Night is Def Leppards first album and it’s easy to hear. That’s...

Sin After Sin 0

Judas Priest – Sin After Sin – 1977

Sin After Sin is the third album by Judas Priest and the first that I bought on vinyl back in the day. Listening to it today makes me realize that Judas Priest was still looking for a sound and experimenting when this came out. It’s kinda like listening to early psychedelic Scorpions. Not to that extreme maybe but You notice that this was made over 40 years ago. I see it as a part of...

Van Halen 0

Van Halen – II – 1979

The story about the second Van Halen album follows the story about this debut album. I got it on vinyl in my youth but never really cared för it. Listening to it now makes me realize the virtuosity of Eddie Van Halen. And the cover art might be one of the best ever. I really like the clean look with just a gigantic logo. Music wise, II sounds kinda like the debut album. There’s no...

Van Halen 0

Van Halen – Van Halen – 1978

Once upon a time, I bought this debut album with Van Halen on vinyl. I still have it by the way. If I ever listened to it I don’t know. At least I had no memories from it whatsoever. I have listened to other albums with Van Halen that I didn’t think we’re that good though. But for some reason, I started to watch some Van Halen documentary on Youtube. That made me wonder, Were...

He saw it comin 0

Jack Russell’s Great White – He Saw it Comin’ – 2017

Once upon a time I listened to a band called Great White. I have long since them forgot all about them untill I got my hands om He Saw it Comin’. My belief was that Jack Russell’s Great White was actually the same band. I have, however discovered that this isn’t the case. When the former Great White singer Jack Russell started use the name for his solo band the other members took the matter...

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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...

Art of anarchy the madness 0

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...