Thursday, September 8, 2011

In Gowan Ring - Time Is A Spiral (2007)

Country: USA
Genre: Neofolk
RYM rating: 4.05

1. Boat Of The Moon
2. On The Stranglin' Way
3. Morning's Waking Dream
4. The Seer And The Seen
5. Cupped Hands Spell
6. Dandelion Wine

An outstanding Ep filled with beautiful neofolk. Psychadelic and contemporary.

Steve Von Till - As The Crow Flies (2000)

Country: USA
Genre: Singer/Songwriter / Contemporary Folk
RYM rating: 3.65

1. Stained Glass
2. We All Fall
3. Remember
4. Warning Of A Storm
5. Twice Born
6. Midheaven
7. Shadows In Stone

Steve Von Till from Neurosis is born of Oakland, US. Except for this project he also have a ambient project called Harvestman.

Eddie Vedder - Into The Wild (2007)

Country: USA
Genre: Folk Rock
RYM rating: 3.77

1. Setting Forth
2. No Ceiling
3. Far Behind
4. Rise
5. Long Nights
6. Tuolumne
7. Hard Sun
8. Society
9. The Wolf
10. End Of The Road
11. Guarenteed

Eddie Vedder's fantastic soundtrack to the beautiful movie "Into The Wild". The movie is based on a true story of a man that breaks away from he's family and society to live in the wild.

The song "Society" always touch me. Lovely lyrics.

November - 2:a November (1971)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Hard Rock
RYM rating: 3.90

1. Sista Resan
2. Men Mitt Hjärta Ska Vara Gjort Av Sten
3. Asthamahgurchk - Den Fjottengangare
4. Mina Fotspår Fylls Av Vatten
5. En Lång Dag Är Över
6. Môuchkta (drömmen om Malin)
7. På Väg
8. Ganska Lång Från Sergel
9. Och så en morgon... "Ibland räcker inte bara ord"
10. En Ny Tid Är Här

Second album by the swedish cult band November. Early hard rock that will never be forgotten. Brilliance. This are the ancestors of bands like Graveyard, Witchcraft, Burning Saviours, Abramis Brama and Noctum.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Opeth - Heritage (2011)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Progressive Rock
RYM rating: 3.40

1. Heritage
2. The Devil's Orchard
3. I Feel The Dark
4. Slither
5. Nepenthe
6. Häxprocess
7. Famine
8. The Lines In My Hand
9. Folklore
10. Marrow Of The Earth

Opeth's latest adn tenth studio album. Here they have done a different approach from "Watershed" and have pretty much blown away the metal influences. And in comes the progressive rock feeling. Strange, psychadelic and somewhat touching. I would think it's their change towards a softer album that gets down the general review of this album. For me this a big musical step up compared to Watershed.

Chateaux - Chained And Desperate (1983)

Country: UK
RYM rating: 3.43

1. Chained And Desperate
2. Spirit Of The Chateaux
3. Burn Out The Dawn
4. The Dawn Surrounded
5. Straight To The Heart
6. Baton Rouge
7. Son Of Seattle
8. Shine On Forever

Debut full length by Chateaux. I feel that this a very underrated NWOBHM album with some great songs.

Burning Saviours - Hundus (2006)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Doom Metal/Hard Rock
RYM rating: 3.85

1. Out Of Sight
2. Dark Lady
3. The Servant
4. Lilly Marion
5. Ballad Of Time
6. Heathen Rites
7. Let's Dance
8. The Man I Used To Be
9. Hundus

Second full length and the best Burning Saviours album so far in my opinion.

Witchcraft - Firewood (2005)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Doom Metal/Hard Rock
RYM rating: 3.78

1. Chylde Of Fire
2. If Wishes Were Horses
3. Mr. Haze
4. Wooden Cross (I Can't Wake The Dead)
5. Queen Of Bees
6. Merlin's Daughter
7. I Seea Man
8. Sorrow Evoker
9. You Suffer
10. Ballad Of The Invisible
11. Attention!

Second full length album by Witchcraft. A bit more experimental then the first one but they stil delivers the same old witchcraft according to the ancestors of Norrsken and ofcourse the legacy of November.

Burning Saviours - Burning Saviours (2005)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Doom Metal/Hard Rock
RYM rating: 3.80

1. Silent Prayer
2. Pytho
3. Thoughless Fools
4. Shadow
5. Seeing Is Believing
6. Spread Your Wings
7. Trees And Stone
8. What's The Point

Burning Saviours excellent debut. For fan of Witchcraft & Graveyard as well as groovers of the 70's.