Saturday, July 16, 2011

Långfinger - Skygrounds (2010)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Classic Rock

1. Herbs In My Garden
2. Skygrounds
3. Restart The Groove
4. Eclectic Boogieland
5. Ultra
6. Fantasy Ridge
7. Slightly To The West
8. Iller
9. A Subtle Life (As It Is)
10. Ragnar

"Långfinger" is the swedish word for index finger. This a great debut filled with 70's groove.

Fates Warning - The Spectre Within (1985)

Country: US
Genre: Power/Progressive Metal

1. Traveler In Time
2. Orphan Gypsy
3. Without A Trace
4. Pirates Of The Underground
5. The Apparition
6. Kyrie Eleison
7. Epitaph

Second full length album by Fates Warning. A real classic

Dark Quarterer - Dark Quarterer (1987)

Country: Italy
Genre: Epic Heavy/Progressive Metal

1. Red Hot Gloves
2. Colossus Of Argil
3. Gates Of Hell
4. The Ambush
5. The Entity
6. Dark Quarterer

Dark Quarterer's debut.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Count Raven - Mammons War (2009)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Traditional Doom Metal

1. The Poltergeist
2. Scream
3. Nashira
4. The Entity
5. Mammons War
6. A Lifetime
7. To Kill A Child
8. To Love, Wherever You Are
9. Magic Is...
10. Increasing Deserts

Doom giants Count Raven's fifth studio album and their first in 13 years when "Messiah Of Confusion" was released. Excellent comeback!

Heavy Load - Death Or Glory (1982)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Heavy/ Power Metal

1. Heavy Metal Angels
2. Might For Right
3. Something New
4. Bleeding Streets
5. The Guitar Is My Sword
6. Take Me Away
7. Trespasser
8. Stil There Is Time
9. Traveller
10. Little Lies
11. Daybreak Ecstasy

Swedish cult band Heavy Load's second album. Excellent album all the way through. Some real early power metal in there.

Heavy Load - Full Speed At High Level (1978)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Heavy Metal

1. Full Speed At High Level
2. Midnight Crawler
3. Moonlight Spell
4. Storm
5. In Two Minds
6. Rock 'N' Roll Freak
7. Caroline
8. Son Of The Northern Light

Epic debut by Heavy Load. Early heavy metal that somewhat simmilar to Judas Priest at the same time.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ghost - Demo (2010)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Heavy Metal

1. Ritual
2. Prime Mover
3. Death Knell

First demo by Ghost.

Orodruin - Epicurean Mass (2003)

Country: US
Genre: Traditional Doom Metal

1. The Welcoming...
2. Peasants Lament
3. Melancholia
4. Pierced By Cruel Winds
5. Unspeakable Truth
6. Burn The Witch
7. War Cry
8. Epicurean Mass
9. Untitled

First and only full length released by this excellent US doom metal band.

The Hellacopters - By The Grace Of God (2002)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Garage/Classic Rock

1. By The Grace Of God
2. All New Low
3. Down On Free Street
4. Better Than You
5. Carry Me Home
6. Rain Days Revisited
7. It's God But It Just Ain't Right
8. U.Y.F.S.
9. On Time
10. All I Got
11. Go Easy Now
12. Exorcist
13. Pride

Fifth album from the swedish rock group "The Hellacopters" with the metal legend Nicke Andersson(Entombed) as front man. Kickass old style rock 'N 'Roll

Coven - Blood On The Snow (1974)

Country: UK
Genre: Classic/Psychadelic Rock

1. Don't Call Me
2. This Song's For All You Children
3. Lady-O
4. Blue, Blue SHips
5. I Need A Hundred Of You
6. Hide Your Daughters
7. Lost Without A Trace
8. Easy Evil
9. Blood On The Snow

Blood On The Snow is Coven's third studio album.

Nektar - Journey To The Centre Of The Eye (1971)

Country: UK
Genre: Psychadelic Rock/Progressive Rock

1. Prelude
2. Astronauts Nightmare
3. Countenance
4. The Nine Lifelss Daughters Of The Sun
5. Warp Oversight
6. The Dream Nebula
7. The Dream Nebula Part II
8. It's All In My Mind
9. Burn Out My Eyes
10. Void Of Vision
11. Pupil Of The Eye
12. Look Inside Yourself
13. Death Of The Mind

Journey To The Centre Of The Eye is the debut of progressive/psychadelic band Nektar.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Leatherwolf - Leatherwolf Ep

Country: US
Genre: Heavy Metal

1. Spiter
2. Endangered Species
3. Season Of The Witch
4. Kill And Kill Again
5. Leatherwolf

Leatherwolfs first ep. Some real classic 80's heavy metal with a bit us power metal and hard rock feel to it.

Iron Angel - Winds Of War (1986)

Country: Germany
Genre: Thrash/Speed/Power Metal

1. Winds Of War
2. Metalstorm
3. Son Of A Bitch
4. Vicious
5. Born To Rock
6. Fight For Your Life
7. Stronger Than Steel
8. Sea Of Flames
9. Creatures Of Destruction
10. Back To The Silence

Iron Angel's second full length.

UFO - Strangers In The Night (1979)

Country: UK
Genre: Hard Rock

1. Natural Thing
2. Out In The Street
3. Only You Can Rock Me
4. Doctor Doctor
5. Mother Mary
6. The Kids
7. Love To Love
8. Lights Out
9. Rock Bottom
10. Too Hot To Handle
11. I'm A Loser
12. Let It Roll
13. Shoot Shoot

Strangers In The Night is a live album by the brittish hard rock band UFO. The original double LP album was recorded in the autumn of 1978 in Chicago, Illinois And Louisville, Kentucky. This was the last concert with guitarrist Michael Schenker before the reunion in 1993. This is one of my favourite live album off all time. Greatness!

Iron Angel - Hellish Crossfire (1985)

Country: Germany
Genre: Thrash/Speed/Power Metal

1. The Metallian
2. Sinner 666
3. Black Mass
4. The Church Of Lost Souls
5. Hunter In Chains
6. Rush Of Power
7. Legions Of Evil
8. Wife Of The Devil
9. Nightmare
10. Heavy Metal Soldiers

One great debut album by Iron Angel which stands out as really different from other german thrash bands(Kreator, Destruction and Sodom) at the time.

Falconer - Armod (2011)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Power Metal

1. Svarta Änkan
2. Dimmornas Drottning
3. Griftetid
4. O, Tysta Ensamhet
5. Vid Rosornas Grav
6. Grimborg
7. Herr Peder Och Hans Syster
8. Grimasch Om Morgonen (Cornelis Vreeswijk cover)
9. Fru Silver
10. Gammal Fädbopsalm

Armod is Falconers seventh studio album. On this one they turn direction to write in old fashion swedish that really lights up their songwriting. Really good lyrics with calming touch of folk music.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thorns - FWOSHM Comp

Country: Sweden
Genre: Heavy Metal

1. Heavy Load - Heavy Metal Angels
2. Alien Force - Hell And High Water
3. Hiroshima - Midnight Fighter
4. 220 Volt - Prisoner Of War
5. Torch - Beauty And The Beast
6. Keen Hue - Ogre King
7. Crystal Pride - Thousand Nights
8. Universe - Strong Vibration
9. Heavy Load - Caroline
10. Jonah Quiz - Nattsvarta Ögon
11. Proud - Star Of The Masquerade
12. Norden Light - Night Life
13. Silver Mountain - King Of The Sea
14. Gotham City - Swords And Chains
15. Mindless Sinner - Tears Of Pain

A best of com album of the early years of heavy metal in Sweden.

Accept - Blood Of The Nations (2010)

Country: Germany
Genre: Heavy Metal

1. Beat The Bastards
2. Teutonic Terror
3. The Abyss
4. Blood Of The Nations
5. Shades Of Death
6. Locked And Loaded
7. Kill The Pain
8. Rollin Thunder
9. Pandemic
10. New World Comin'
11. No Shelter
12. Bucket Full Of Hate

Accept's latest full length. And as well their best album in a long long time. Fits perfectly to post this after seen their wonderful show at Getaway Rock Festival.

Seamount - Sacrifice (2010)

Country: US
Genre: Doom Metal

1. The Ancient
2. Ocean I Call You
3. The Mountains Will Know My Name
4. Standing In The Rain
5. 40000 Phantoms
6. Stardust
7. Gettin Through
8. Sacrifice
9. Path To Legend
10. Only Death Shall Do Us Part

Excellent latest album by Seamount.

Seamount - Light II Truth (2009)

Country: US
Genre: Doom Metal

1. Out Of The Dark
2. Together We Wear The Cross
3. Honey Flower
4. Stormchaser
5. Devils Mill
6. The Paradise
7. Light And truth
8. Vampyropoda
9. Aken The Wizard
10. River Queen
11. That Witch
12. Sun At Night
13. Into The Light

Phil Swanson's second full length together with Seamount. Greatness!

Morgana Lefay - The Secret Doctrine (1993)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Power/Thrash Metal

1. Rooms Of Sleep
2. What I Am
3. Alley Of Oaks
4. Soldiers Of The Holy Empire
5. Paradise Lost
6. Nowhere Island
7. The Mirror
8. State Of Intoxication
9. Cold World
10. Lord Of The Rings
11. Last Rites
12. Dying Evolution
13. The Secret Doctrine

The secret Doctrine is Morgana Lefay's third studio album.

Slaughter - Strappado (1987)

Country: Canada
Genre: Death/Thrash Metal

1. Strappado
2. The Curse
3. Disintegrator
4. Incinerator
5. Parasites
6. F.O.D. (Fuck Of Death)
7. Tortured Souls
8. Nocturnal Hell
9. Tales Of The Macabre

This is one classic piece of Thrash/Death Metal. Their only full length they ever did.

Outworld - Idem (2006)

Country: US
Genre: Progressive Heavy/Speed Metal

1. Raise Hell
2. Riders
3. Warcry
4. Outworld
5. The Never
6. City Of The Dead
7. Prelude To Madness
8. The Grey Tide
9. I Thanatos

Outworld's only full length before they split out. This is a technical bands that reaches near perfection on their abbilities toped by one amazing singer. The only flaw is the song writing at times.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Crystal Pride - Crystal Pride (1985)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Heavy Metal

1. Rock' N 'Roll Gun
2. Let You Go
3. Knocked Out
4. Evil Force
5. Out For Love
6. The Final Eclipse
7. Thousand Nights
8. Flight Of Heart

Only full length album ever released by the swedish all female band Crystal Pride. Some really good straight forward classic heavy metal. Forgotten..

Hour Of 13 - The Ritualist (2010)

Country: US
Genre: Traditional Doom Metal

1. The Gathering
2. The Ritualist
3. Naken Star
4. Demons All Around Me
5. Possession
6. Soldiers Of Satan
7. Evil Inside
8. The Crawlspace

Second full length by Phil Swansons Hour of 13.

Hamferð - Vilst Er síðsta Fet (2010)

Country: Faroe Islands
Genre: Epic Doom Metal

1. Harra Guð Títt dýra navn og æra
2. Vráin
3. Aldan revsar eit vargahjarta
4. At enda

First Ep by this Epic doom band that suprisingly comes from the Faroe Islands. What's even more suprising is that the chose to sing in their mother language which gives this band another dimension that fits great with the music. Heartful doom..

Orchid - Capricorn (2011)

Country: US
Genre: Doom Metal

1. Eyes Behind The Wall
2. Capricorn
3. Black Funeral
4. Masters Of It All
5. Down Into The Earth
6. He Who Walks Alone
7. Cosmonaut Of Three
8. Electric Father
9. Albatross

Debut full length by San Francisco hailing doom band Orchid that is delivers some real solid doom with a big dose of the 70's.