Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Devil's Blood - The Time Of No Time Evermore (2009)

Country: Netherlands
Genre: Psychadelic Rock/Classic Rock

1. The Time Of No Time
2. Evermore
3. I'll Be Your Ghost
4. The Yonder Beckons
5. House of 10 000 Voices
6. Christ Or Cocaine
7. Queen of My Burning Heart
8. Angels Prayer
9. Feeding The Fire With Tears And Blood
10. Rake Your Nails Against The Firmament
11. The Anti-kosmic Magick

Debut full length by The Devil's Blood starts of where "Come Reap" left. And the deliver a a real worthy follow up without any really weak spots. The 11 minute long The Anti-cosmic Magick that finish the album of is just magical 8/10

The Devil's Blood - Come Reap (2008)

Country: Netherlands
Genre: Psychadelic Rock/Classic Rock

1. Come Reap
2. River Of Gold
3. The Heavens Cry Out For The Devils Blood
4. White Faces (Roky Erickson cover)
5. Voodoo Dust

Brilliant first ep by The Devil's Blood. Even the cover on the legend Roky Erickson's "White Faces" is pulled of, strongly. 8/10

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sabbath Assembly - Restored To One (2010)

Country: USA
Genre: Psychadelic Rock

1. Glory To The Gods In Highest
2. Hymn of Consecration
3. And The Phoenix Is Reborn
4. The Saints Shall Enherit The Earth
5. The Power That Is Love
6. Glory Hallelujah
7. Judge Of Mankind
8. We Give Our Lives
9. In The Time Of Abandon

Psychadelic rock with Jex Thoth on Vocals. Great 70's psychadelia. 7/10

Necrovation - Breed Deadness Blood (2008)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Old School Death

1. Dead Faiths Purulence
2. Breed Deadness Blood
3. Dark Reverie
4. Recessed In Frailty
5. Putrid Evocation
6. Seal The Gates
7. Crush Imp Widowers
8. Death Salvation
9. Divine Obscure

Necrovation debut contains raw, dirty old school death metal that sounds like it comes sthraight out of the early 90's. Together with bands like Repugnant, Tribulation, Vanhelgd and many more real death metal is back.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dismember - Dismember (2008)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Swedish Death Metal

1. Death Conquers All
2. Europa Burns
3. Under A Blood Red Sky
4. The Hills Have Eyes
5. Legion
6. Tide of Blood
7. Combat Fatigue
8. No Honour In Death
9. To End It All
10. Dark Depths
11. Black Sun

Dismembers latest album which delivers some tunes that probably will be classics within then years. Highlights: The melodic masterpiece "Under A Blod Red Sky" And the raw and heavy "Legion" that will make you all throw your fist in the air and start to bang your head.7/10

Mercy - King Doom (1988)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Doom Metal

1. Death's Company
2. Tribulation
3. 1953-1988
4. Black Magic
5. Evil Prepares
6. Memory
7. Heartbreak In Hell
8. Sorrows / Darkness

Another great doom classic. This album should as well with "Witchburner" Be in any doom fans collection. 7,5/10

Mercy - Witchburner (1985)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Doom Metal/Heavy Metal

1. I'm Your Pervert Priest
2. Pains of Golgata
3. Pray
4. Welcome To My Graveyard
5. Judgement Day
6. Voodooo Kills
7. Witchburner

Witchburner is the album where Mercy gets more doomy and darker. This a also my favourite of them, some real classic songs that make this a milestone in early doom metal. 8/10

Mercy - Mercy (1984)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Doom Metal/Heavy Metal

1. Heavy Metal Warriors
2. Dirty Love
3. Metal Mania
4. Tyrant
5. Master Of Disaster
6. Spanish Eyes
7. Zombie

Mercy's first full length, A gret mix between early doom and classical heavy metal

Mercy - Swedish Metal (1982)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Heavy Metal/Doom Metal

1. State of Shock
2. Don't Stop Heavy guitar
3. Heavy Sound
4. Lost In Time
5. Stranger From The Dark

Mercy's first EP which is more heavy metal oriented then their later doomy releases.

The Foreshadowing - Oionos (2010)

Country: Italy
Genre: Gothic Doom

1. The Dawning
2. Outsiders
3. Oionos
4. Fallen Reign
5. Soliloquium
6. Last Humanity
7. Survivors Sleep
8. Chant of Widors
9. Hope. She's In The Water
10. Russians (Sting Cover)
11. Revelation 3-11

Second album by The Foreshadowing that delivers once again real dark music. Slow and depressive gothic doom which a touch of dark rock as Katatonia.

Pale Divine - Thunder Perfect Mind (2001)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom/Stoner

1. Amplified
2. Magic Potion
3. Judas Wheel
4. Pale Divine
5. Gods, Monsters & Men
6. Dream Flower
7. Star Child
8. Devil's Mark
9. 20 Buck Spin (Pentagram Cover)
10. Dark Knight

First full length by Pale Divine delivers some real good stoner/doom. Much better then average, heavy and raw. 7/10

Death - Spiritual Healing (1990)

Country: USA
Genre: Technical/Progressive Death Metal

1. Living Montrosity
2. Altering The Future
3. Defensive Personalities
4. Witihin The Mind
5. Spiritual Healing
6. Low Life
7. Genetic Reconstruction
8. Killing Spree

One of the most classic Death albums. Also one of the best, as well in the whole Death metal category.8/10

Shining - Klagopsalmer (2009)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Black Metal/Depressive Rock/Experimental

1. Vilseleda Barnasjälars Hemvist
2. Plågoande O' Helga Plågoande
3. Fullständigt Jävla Död Inuti
4. Ohm - Skoj Att Leva
5. Krossade Drömmar och Brutna Löften
6. Total Utfrysning

Latest album by swedish experimental band Shining. 7/10

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Noctum - The Seance (2011)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Hard Rock/Doom Metal

1. The Seance
2. Fortune Teller
3. Insomnia
4. Den Onda Trollpackan
5. Mistress
6. Lucifer's Way
7. Remain
8. Children of Darkness

A great piece of 70's hard rock/doom metal, Big sabbath and November influenses, Simmilar to Witchcraft and Graveyard 8/10

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Demonical - Death Infernal (2011)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Swedish Death Metal

1. The Arrival of Armageddon
2. Return In Flesh
3. Black Inferno
4. Ravenous
5. March For Victory
6. Through Hellfire
7. All Will Perish (The Final Liberation)
8. Slain Warriors
9. Darkness Awaits
10. From Northern Shores
11. Night Of the Graveless Souls

New album by the Swedes Demonical. And as usual the deliver raw dirt old school Death metal that brings your thoughts to Dismember and Entombed. You can here som melodic elements here and there, thoose passages sounds like it could have come from Dismembers milestone "Death metal".

Graveyard - Hisingen Blues (2011)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Blues Rock/Hard Rock

1. Ain't Fit To Live Here
2. No Good, Mr. Holden
3. Hisingen Blues
4. Uncomfortably numb
5. Buying Truth (Tack & Förlåt)
6. Longing
7. Ungrateful Are The Dead
8. Rss
9. The Siren

A long awaitied follow up to their self titled sucess debut. And Graveyards continues to deliver strongly. Hisingen Blues will be up there with the best albums of the year. 8,5/10

Monday, May 2, 2011

Keen Hue - Juicy Fruit Lucy (1993)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Heavy Metal

1. My Favourite Waste of Time
2. Juicy Fruit Lucy
3. Bad Sign
4. Comming Home
5. Hey Hi Hidi Ho
6. Tell No Tales
7. Bad Reputation
8. I Will Make You Feel Alright
9. Into The Night
10. Hard Life
11. Pray For Your Rescue

Swedish 80's heavy metal. It took 8 years for Keen Hue to follow up their great debut "Ogre King". The glory of the 80's metal popularity was gone but here in some of the bad years for metal Keen Hue delivers some real solid heavy metal that sends you on a trip a couple of years back. 6/10

Argus - Boldly Stride The Doomed (2011)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom/Heavy Metal

1. Abandoning The Gates of Byzantium
2. A Curse of The World
3. Wolves of Dusk
4. The Ladder
5. Durental
6. 42-7-29
7. Boldly Stride The Doomed
8. Fading Silver Light
9. Pieces of Your Smile
10. The Ruins of Ouroboros

Latest full length by americal doom/heavy metal band Argus was a awaited one after the brilliant self titled debut. The new albums sure delivers the expectations. Highlight: the 11 minute long Pieces of your Smile, Epic. 8/10

Death Breath - Stinking Up The Night (2006)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Old School Death/Swedish Death Metal

1. Death Breath
2. Shopping Spree
3. Heading For Decapitation
4. Dragged Through The Mud
5. Coffins of the Unembalmed Dead
6. A Morbid Mind
7. Reduced To Ashes
8. Christ All Fuckin Mighty
9. Flabby Little Things From Beyond
10. Cthulu Fhtagn

Death Breath's debut that knocks you down in the floor right away. Raw and dirty.

Death Breath - Let It Stink (2007)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Old School Swedish Death Metal

1. Giving Head To The Dead
2. His Protoplastic Worship
3. Maimed And Slaughtered
4. Dead But Walking
5. Lycantrophy (GBH cover)
6. Sacrifice (Bathory cover)
7. Twisted In Distate

Kickass death metal with Nicke Andersson from Entomed and The Hellacopters. Clearly following his old bands step with the death 'N' 'Roll concept. 8,5/10

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hangnail - Ten Days Before Summer (2005)

Country: USA
Genre: Stoner Doom Metal

1. Overhang
2. Side-Slide
3. Keep On
4. Summer Rain
5. Visit My World
6. Sun Quake
7. 4-28
8. One Million Layers B.C
9. Charge The Vibe

Really good unknown stoner doom with the really excellent song "Summer Rain".

Pale Divine - Eternity Revealed (2004)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom/Stoner Metal

1. Morphia
2. Crimson Tears
3. Sins of the Fallen
4. Martyrdom
5. Blind Faith
6. Serpents Path
7. Ever After
8. Drowned Out
9. Lords of Solitude
10. Solitude

Great mix of traditional doom and stoner. 6,5/10