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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:50 pm 


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Headless Cross I had previously professed my love for on here, especially the self-titled track. But what has gown on me is the monster that is When Death Calls. Ffffffffffuk that one makes my dick xplode! Nightwing is very good too, maybe just a hair lesser. And Devil & Daughter also a hair lesser.


When Death Calls, guest starring Brian May! ...who I'm not the biggest listener of, tbh - only on nodding terms with Queen. But ho ho hoooly fuck, he blows the roof off here. Scorching jetfire solo within a boundless black abyss of a Satanic hair ballad. Image

Nightwing is my second-favourite after Death, I think. Tony Martin is underrated to hell and back. Was kinda amused to note Iommi recycled the bulldozing outro riff from Sabotage's "The Writ," also that song's coda. But that's a cracking tune, too, and context is everything. :cool: (fuck me, I always forget about quasi-secret track "Blow On A Jug" :lol:)

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Cross Purposes, I cannot jive with this one. Opening track is alright, but it quickly disolves into a Dollar Tree version of Alice in Chains... really does nothing for me, it's okay at best. will give it more chances


Could never get into Cross Purposes, there's a line where certain bands hit "ordinary" status... not bad, just lacking what made them distinct. It's been over a decade but I felt the same about Motorhead's Rock n' Roll, just competent late-80s hard rock with a couple of gems to nick for the playlist. I should revisit.

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Hugues' Seven Star is really nice! way different, very bluesy and traditional hard rock and 80's rock. As far as 80's rock cheese, Danger Zone is actually really good (verse riff is honestly savage). Lots of strong moments throughout the album.


Seventh Star is good stuff, I agree. Even if the lyrics are kinda eyebrow-raising ("Livin' on the street, I'm no stranger to love" what the fuck? :shock: :lol:), that's some quality cheese! And the title track has some classic oomph to it. For all the shitshow surrounding the band at that point, it's solid work. I feel the same about The Eternal Idol... some pockets of greatness in there. Just try to forget about Ray "Death Dick" Gillen >_> Image
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Yeah the track Seventh Star is superb ! very monolithic. a few scorching rockers on the album actually. In For the Kill verse riff absolutely rips. same for Turn To Stone.

Forgot to mention Eternal Idol : couple good songs on that one! I really like the opening track The Shinning, for one. Rise up! To the shin-niiiiing... quite competent, OTTOMH I didn't like it quite as much as Headless Cross and Tyr, but it was pretty good.

Really getting new appreciation for Tony Martin, and frankly he's in the conversation for top Sabbath vocalist for me now. Certainly the better of the bunch technically, no bones about it.

Forgot to mention : Cozy Powell really hitting the drums with ODIN'S HAMMER on headless Cross and Tyr :lol: I mean fuck!
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Cozy, gone way too soon Image Fast cars and phones, not a great combo (reputed last word: "Shit!" :sad: :lol: :sad:) Crazy resume, the highlight I think being Rainbow's Rising, especially "Stargazer."
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Yeah was just looking at his wiki under ''discography'' and it's insane
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Fuck me, this song never fails to enthrall. Eight minutes gone in half the time, a characteristic of Rising in general. Thing's packed to the rafters, all killer no filler. I generally prefer hard cuts to fadeouts, but I gotta make an exception for Dio and the band's ad-libbing here. Thing blazes like a pyre until the last decibel has flickered away.

"Gimme back my WILL!"

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Dio/Blackmore/Cozy, what a fuckin lineup! It was never gonna last (there's at least two thermonuclear egos in Dio and Blackmore, and at least one confirmed Hellraising Smackhead Scotchman in Jimmy Bain) but holy fuck, it was good while it did! I consider peaks like Rising defined as much by obliterated aftermath as content... it's like a crate of dynamite levelling an office block in a glorious cascade of destruction, full-on until it's gone, who could complain? Cunts, that's who! :cool:

I love/like the bookending records, respectively, but Rising's the towering cock amongst the hefty balls, you could say. That's pretty fuckin gay! But I'll say it, even if no-one else will! Image

(MAOAM's slogan is one of the best and most shmupping as fuck+\m/etal as fuck ever, truly - regardless of your thoughts on anthropomorphic fruits fucking like sex-crazed beasts!)

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"MAOAM - Fruit That Nails Your Ass To The Sheets"
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Fuck me, this song never fails to enthrall.


yea man, love rainbow. i've been listening to Heaven and Hell a bunch recently. on a real Dio-Sabbath kick


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Wow, even Headless Cross's Japanese bonus track "Cloak And Dagger" is pretty good. Always a bit Russian Roulette, I've found with bonus tracks, but I'd swap my weak link "Call Of The Wild" (just a bit too glam with that absolute whale of a chorus - I think "Kill In The Spirit World" gets the same stadium-massive feel across more artfully). Would make a good bluesy complement to the album's relatively earthy outlier "Black Moon." (Whoa! Forgot how fuckin' buff that opening riff is - can feel the RAW POWWA! This is Iommi/Butler/Cozy, one killer configuration!)

Martin's smoothly soulful, radio-catchy "Angel of Hell is rising!" is one of my favourite melodic contrasts... see also Halford's disco-strutting atrocity exhibition "Lethal, deadly, hung, drawn and quartered / He slaughtered and faltered and altered the world... whipping, stripping, peeling the flesh off, relentless and senseless / His lust snapped like vipers whose fangs sank in deep to infest and decay from the core" in the bridge of Stained Class. (and right on cue, yet another skull-crushing riff slams down, as yet another spiralling solo blasts off :mrgreen:)

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holy crap in a handbasket. what the hell kind of fruit is that green thing supposed to be?


I don't know, but he's already compromised at least one marriage with his mad shagging ways :o

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Blimey! His real name is Simon Simpkins :shock: :lol: ORU BURIGHTY still got the best jokes Image

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^^^ went to middle school with that bloke, a wrongun from the start. Called Jugulator Priest's best album, the deviant little tosser. :x
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Are these fruits fucking? wait... they're totes fucking!

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Yeah cloak and dagger is a good track! it's on the Youtube rip I listened to all week HARD, so heard it a bunch.

Ah yes, Blackmoon, another solid track. This is why Headless Cross rips, kiddos. Lots and lots of monster riffs. pretty consistent album. With Vallahlla-high peaks! (TYR also has such peaks for me, but it's not quite as consistent as HC).

Man, Tony Martin's voice... what a fucking thing of beauty. Truly elite at his craft. AND superb melodies in his lines too. that is special kind of awesome.

And Tony is pretty kvlt too! Suposedly after HC, Iommi told him to stop being so in-your-face about satanic imagery :lol: don't know if true, I'll dig more. But pretty funy either way. To have fucking Tony Iommi tell you that your craft is too evil Image

I am ashamed to say that I'm not that familiar with Rainbow (outside a couple tracks) Despite many of my fave players going through the band. I'll give Rising some serious listens. What are the other top Rainbow reccos?
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From my limited experience with FRUITSEX, I think MAOAM Man is enjoying a range of healthy activities both giving and receiving - but I hope to Christ he and his partners have rubbered up, or he's gonna be the Ray "Killer Cock" Gillen of the chewy sweets industry - and that would be a fucking disgrace! LITERALLY :shock:

TBH, Rainbow is one of those bands that's kind of a glorified solo project. :wink: The Dio era's bookending LPs, Richie Blackmore's Rainbow and Long Live Rock n' Roll, aren't quite as titanic-yet-airtight, but they're both studded with classic material.

ST's a bit easier-going overall, IIRC, with a couple tunes ("Black Sheep," a cover, and "If You Don't Like Rock n' Roll," that could've come a decade earlier - likeably so).

Man On The Silver Mountain - Signature DIO midtempo workhorse... one of those justifiable ubiquities.
Catch The Rainbow - Poofy 70s acoustic ballad done right, that is, WITHOUT REMORSE :mrgreen:
Sixteenth-Century Greensleeves - "Hang 'im HIGHER!" Archetypal Dio rock n' roll theatre
Still I'm Sad Yardbirds cover - super slick Blackmore. I've never actually heard the original, but this one's instrumental.

LLRnR always felt a bit Rising Lite to me. Which is to say it's still great stuff, significantly more metallic than the ST, but it's less of a concentrated blast of muscular prog-informed bluesy metal.

Long Live Rock n' Roll - Bangin' opener with a quality shout-along chorus
Lady of the Lake - Getting very near Heaven And Hell, easy rec if you like that LP
KILL THE KING - Standout track #1, speedy metal with massive hooks and bloodening lyrics ala Priest/Maiden, actually fuck that, Sabbath's Die Young
Rainbow Eyes - another honourably weenie ballad. :lol: While I tend to blanch at Priest's, this outfit could do 'em (though magnum opus RAIZING lacks any).
GATES OF BABYLON - Standout track #2, Winds of Thunder (PCE-CD) stole the fuck outta this for good reason :cool: Radiates menacing cool.

I've only dabbled with later stuff. Here's another old standard that's earned its ubiquity. I'm interested in Graham Bonnett... he seems like a killer vocalist, and most interestingly for me, he recorded with my JP metal favourites Anthem, redoing an album's worth of songs in English. Not sure how it turned out, but most seem to love it. Man I'm bad at putting off new (2 ME Image) music.
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Ahhhh... Ray Gillen's heat-seeking missile cock

I don't think we're gonna see Badlands records on storeshelves anytime soon...

Checking your Rainbow reccos right nao



(Was this close to mentionning Graham Bonnet in my last post, in the Tony Martin voice bit. supposedly Graham is elite as well. Haven't heard much ALcatrazz though, but I'm interested, same with his time in Rainbow. Really he sang with Anthem? didn't know that. Way cool)
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Apologies if any links are fucked, I'm typing one-eyed drunk currently :mrgreen:
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No problem bud, haha. opening a brew here as well

Yeah must be late on cuck island! For the record, eastern time zone (EST / ‎UTC−05:00) is the ONLY TIME ZONE THAT MATTERS 8)
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(Was this close to mentionning Graham Bonnet in my last post, in the Tony Martin voice bit. supposedly Graham is elite as well. Haven't heard much ALcatrazz though, but I'm interested, same with his time in Rainbow. Really he sang with Anthem? didn't know that. Way cool)


Anthem seem to have some nice connections with the Western rock/metal scene, they were favourites of the late Chris Tsangarides (Sad Wings engineer, mahfuckin PAINKILLER producer... Venom Strike has his unmistakable chromium-plated oomph), and Don Airey (keyboardist with a legendary CV to rival Cozy's) pops up frequently too.

Dig the fuckin arena-sledgehammer riff on this thing, reminds me of Sabbath's Into The Void repurposed for an industrial-strength power lament. For best results, start at its twelve-string prologue. DOMESTIC BOOTY is a good LP with a great name, and BOUND 2 BREAK and LAST LIVE are good times too! Bassist and lynchpin Naoto Shibata is my hero regardless, for spearheading Konami's "Battle: Perfect Selection" ASTs, those things blew my goddamn mind circa 2000 on ye olde Napster. :mrgreen:
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peak arena-thrash right there! love what I'm hearing right now

''silent cross''. That reminds me of Dio-era Sabbath track title ''southern cross'', which I always wondered wheter it was a Hokotu no Ken reference :mrgreen: or other way around. probably not, but I like to think it is, haha. SAOTEURNEU CLOSS
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:o It could TOTALLY work in a Hokuto no Ken AMV for that particular arc, with Ken's situation post-Shin. I've always been a suppressed AMV nerd screaming to bust out the Hellsing. :lol: Bruising lyric, Silent Cross = standing at a loved one's headstone, the EN lyrics are some heavy shit :shock:

The cross of your silence, Let me dream
I’m livin’ in the darkness, There’s no words, no sight
The cross of your silence, Let me wish
I’m livin’ in the darkness
‘Cause cold wind led her to the sky


One of the most unironically hard-hitting power ballads (power lament, really) I know of. POWWA OF ENGRISH >;3
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Bruising lyric, Silent Cross = standing at a loved one's headstone, the EN lyrics are some heavy shit :shock:

The cross of your silence, Let me dream
I’m livin’ in the darkness, There’s no words, no sight
The cross of your silence, Let me wish
I’m livin’ in the darkness
‘Cause cold wind led her to the sky


One of the most unironically hard-hitting power ballads (power lament, really) I know of. POWWA OF ENGRISH >;3


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Great record, I reary enjoyed. nice percussive, crunchy production too.

off to listen to some Rainbow now. or maybe some more Anthem... or ALcatrazz
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Dig the fuckin arena-sledgehammer riff on this thing


I have a hard spot for that loudness-esque japanese metal. It was so weird how the got to just keep on doing the metal over there while we got rap-rock crammed down the gullet over here in the 90's. Yuck.


If you feel like drifting back to the 70's again, check out some of this heaviness:
An East Coast outfit from ~71-74 with some later comeback tours and such. Very very early on the proto-heavy meter. Called they are BANG.

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Nice, thanks! Will blast it tomorrow, at an appropriately godly hour :mrgreen:

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Dig the fuckin arena-sledgehammer riff on this thing


I have a hard spot for that loudness-esque japanese metal. It was so weird how the got to just keep on doing the metal over there while we got rap-rock crammed down the gullet over here in the 90's. Yuck.


Hand in glove with all the rad games staying in Japan around then. :evil: Getting into imports = THATS WHAT YOU CALL MY SWEET REVENGE :twisted:

Hm, gonna stick with JP Anthem for now. Gave my favourite tracks from the Bonnet collab a quick listen - they have immense force, singer and band alike, with style to spare, as to be expected of veteran heavy metal icons. But at first impression, I find them a little overpowering compared to the slightly subtler OGs. Bonnet has some goddamn pipes, that much is sure. :o

>GYPSY WAYS - Original
>HUNTING TIME - Original
>EVIL TOUCH - Original


Their 1992 hiatus sendoff Last Anthem remains my favourite of their 80s/90s canon, rowdy live album with a killer tracklist, the twin furies of Akio Shimizu's guitar and Takamasa Ōuchi's drums, and some gorgeous vocal harmonies from singer Yukio Morikawa and bassist/founder/Castlevania AST demigod Naoto Shibata. For studio albums, Bound To Break is super solid from start to finish (title track ripped off by Metal Yuhki for arcade Ninja Gaiden's st1 BGM, haha :mrgreen:)

>GYPSY WAYS
>HUNTING TIME

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Been aware of Anthem for a little while now but never gave em a listen before.

Really digging it so far, listening to the one with burning insence thingie on the cover? 1988 yet it already has this sheen (this big glassy/crunchy production. with percussive bassdrum) and this melodic(anthemic?) speed metal thing going on. that's a very tasteful style that I really dig.

EDIT : I'm now on the previous one (1987, with BOUND TO BREAK and FIRE'N THE SWORD), and same compliments apply. amazing

EDIT 2 : I'm now on the 1986 one, production a bit different(less percusive) but still rips. absolutely killer record. fuck I dig this band
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BOUND 2 BREAK was my commuter record for a good six months :mrgreen: ROCK N ROLL SURVIVOR, SHOW MUST GO ON (aka Theme of DEVILMAN :twisted:), MACHINE-MADE DOG Image Whole thing's pounding, catchy and steeped in Tsangarides thunder.

I've never actually tried Gypsy Ways and Hunting Time (my usual hesitance with music... the fuck is wrong with me?! COMFY 2 THA BONE Image), but they're apparently their most successful records in Japan IIRC.

Not that this means much (fucking Hysteria? GTFO :evil: put on some HIGH N DRY bitch! Image), but their title tracks are killer. I particularly like the absolute cri de coeur from Yukio Morikawa towards the end of Hunting Time in Last Anthem - never looked up the EN lyrics but some things are universal! "WHOAAA YEAHHH!"

Bonnett's Gypsy Ways is growing on me a bit. I was kinda taken aback by how 11/10 he belts it, kinda steamrolls the verse melodies. Works in context with the similarly dialled-up band, though. Heavy Metal Anthem is a good title for this record, thing's out to knock 'em flat with collateral be damned.

Nails the shmuppin as fuck chorus lyric. :cool: Win, lose or draw / Throw the dice and score Image Predictably, he knocks the granite-crunching monster that is now Show Must Go On out of the park, out of the fucking city limits.

"You'll never make it?"
My life's in my hands and I don't care
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Dude, Gypsy Ways absolutely CRUSHES. What are ya doing, *smh*
The stompin' cool of LEGAL KILLING? The heart-wrenching speed metal of CRYIN' HEART? The menacing chug of NIGHT STALKER? Get outta here! overall super strong album

The lyric you highlighted reminds me of the ultimate (or close to top, but for me it's ultimate) do-or-die lyric : Maiden's The Mercenary chorus, off of Brave New World.
NOWHERE TO GO/NOWHERE TO HIDE/YOU GOT TO KILL TO STAY ALIVE
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But yeah back to Anthem :
I also listened to the first one and dig it. so I find that the first four (debut up to Gypsy Ways) are superb and I really like all of 'em.

I'll try the Bonnet versions but first I think I want to complete the earlier OG stuff. haven't listened to Hunting Time and No Smoke Without Fire yet
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Picked up listening to Anthem after all of this and I'm losing it. This is goooooood shit.

last time I was this floored at finding a new band, I'd started listening to Loudness :D
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Glad you guys are liking 'em. :mrgreen: I should give Loudness a go, always seen them mentioned right alongside Anthem in discussions of JP metal heroes. The other name I always recall is Ezo, whose namesake member I think (really stretching here) might be vocalist on Bound To Break. EDIT: nope, remembered wrong - though their singer and drummer worked with Loudness and Anthem, respectively.

Getting quite addicted to Heavy Metal Anthem now, I think I was just stunned at how goddamn balls-out they went. My first reference points Gypsy Ways and Hunting Time both have a melancholy, in their Yukio Morikawa incarnations; Bonnet belts like he's out to bring down the heavens. Mr. Genius, Juggler and Show Must Go On are much cockier tunes to start with, the latter in full English even, so it's no surprise Bonnet tears into them with veteran rockstar gusto.

I'd never heard MIDNIGHT SUN and EVIL TOUCH, so HMA's respective 200 Kiloton ("FINAL BLOW!") and 9000BPH beasts are pretty much my defaults. Painkiller-esque bulldogging relentlessness. :cool: Shibata (producer) must've learned well from Chris Tsangarides, who was on the mixing desk. These guys polish rugged metal to a mirror sheen. Image
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Midnight Sun is a GREAT song on the catchier side.
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Youtube is recommending me a lot of good shit now that I've went through three Anthem albums start to finish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nInNBvuMuyE
Listening to Dead End's album, Shámbara right now.

It's pretty good. It's not hitting me as absolutely amazing, but it certainly worth a listen.
It's got a fair bit lighter sound coming off of Anthem, but it's still satisfyingly heavy.

I CAN HEAR THE RAIN! JUST LIKE HER SCREAM!
fairly cool ending track that I kinda wish didn't have that slightly awkward key change a little before it ends
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Rad album art :o Looks like somewhere you'd fly over in Tatsujin or Vimana. EMBRYO BURNING (!)'s combo of toe-tapping beat and menacing accents is pretty shmuppin too! The darkly longing acoustic-sounding chords behind "No time, no space" are so good.

The album's best stuff similarly involves acoustic and/or synth tones in moderately metal context, imo. Serpent Silver's another I like, nice gallantly melancholic New Romantic chorus - could see Duran Duran nailing this (I realise this might seem a dig in metal context, but it's assuredly not, those guys rock :cool: and have a considerable inventive side too!)

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brave~


Psychomania totally nicks the riff from GNR's Rocket Queen, or at least recalls it so strongly, I had the urge to blast RQ - then when I came back to Psychomania and hit "play," I did a double-take thinking I'd accidentally restarted GNR. :lol: As Mr. Wilde always maintained: genius steals! (hardly the most unique riff, tbf... I wonder if it's coincidence and/or Guns nicked it from somewhere, themselves, ala Civil War/Knockin' On Heaven's Door)

The quietly intense, rising palm-muted lick behind the first chorus is dead cool. Seems a recurring thing with this record, agreeable but not outright blazing songs with odd, cool accoutrements that make me want to keep listening for more.

Blind Boy kinda lost me... Image BUT holy fuuuck, I Can Hear The Rain brings back that gorgeous 12-string sound glimpsed in EMBRYO BURNING full-force, with another sterling chorus. I love this one, exactly the gloomy, catchy New Order/Cure gallop I enjoy. This LP's highlights remind me a lot of those guys...

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>EMBRYO BURNING (one of those tracknames I could type all day, shades of GENOCYBER)
>Serpent Silver
>I Can Hear The Rain

All prime goth-rock mixtape material.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:31 am 


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Psychomania totally nicks the riff from GNR's Rocket Queen, or at least recalls it so strongly, I had the urge to blast RQ - then when I came back to Psychomania and hit "play," I did a double-take thinking I'd accidentally restarted GNR. :lol: As Mr. Wilde always maintained: genius steals! (hardly the most unique riff, tbf... I wonder if it's coincidence and/or Guns nicked it from somewhere, themselves, ala Civil War/Knockin' On Heaven's Door)

The quietly intense, rising palm-muted lick behind the first chorus is dead cool. Seems a recurring thing with this record, agreeable but not outright blazing songs with odd, cool accoutrements that make me want to keep listening for more.

Blind Boy kinda lost me... Image BUT holy fuuuck, I Can Hear The Rain brings back that gorgeous 12-string sound glimpsed in EMBRYO BURNING full-force, with another sterling chorus. I love this one, exactly the gloomy, catchy New Order/Cure gallop I enjoy. This LP's highlights remind me a lot of those guys...


Nice catch there with RQ and Psychomania, hah.
That crispy 12-string sound is one of the things that really hooked me. Doesn't show up quiiite enough overall, but it's very appreciated when it comes in.

It's a pretty neat, fairly moody album that goes in hard when it needs to, but only when it needs to.
and yeah, the titles are rad, and the cover art is shmuppin' as hell
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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:17 pm 


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Lambchop - Interrupted

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Listen to The Who with a subwoofer. Just do. I knew John Entwhistle was considered one hell of a rock bass guitar player, but this is this is some proto-Primus.
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