Posted: Thursday, 26 October 2006 17:33
It feels like I haven't been bloging much lately and that's actually true. So much has been going on with the Coldworker album and all that so bloging hasn't really been my top priority. But perhaps I can change that?
Anyway, thought I'd grace your days with some record recommendations of recent stuff that has passed through my ears...
THE HAUNTED - The dead eye
This record was torn to pieces when it leaked a couple of MONTHS ago (please stop this madness!) and I heard a few choice cuts and thought it sounded really weird to say the least. Now when I have the album I can't understand what was weird. I probably heard all the less thrashy songs early on.
In my opinion "The dead eye" isn't that much different from the last album. The production is more luxurious to pick an interesting word, which probably help the less thrashy parts to sound even weirder than they actually are.
It's a really good album and since I really, really love Dolvings non-Haunted stuff, I enjoy his diverse vocals on this album.
CONVERGE - No heroes
Yeah, I hyped this a couple of weeks ago and now I got it. Actually, that album overview didn't really do it for me. It's an abbreviation of the album that doesn't work in my opinion. The actual songs are much better.
So far I've only listened to it three, four times, but I feel that it's a strong album. Not as ultra dark as "You fail me", but heavy as hell. Awesome cover art by Mr Bannon as always...
ISIS - In the absence of truth
To tell you the truth (hoho...) my first impression of this new Isis album wasn't all that positive. It really sounds like pretty much everything else they've done the recent years. For me, early Isis is the shit. The crushingly heavy "The red sea" and the magnificient "Celestial" is their best releases in my mind.
But "In the absence of truth" is very good. Very Isis, and very good. And there's some double bass kicking on the album! How about that?
MADE OUT OF BABIES - Coward
Really cool and great noise rock band on Neurot Recording. It's like a mix of PJ Harvey and Neurosis. Or something. It's weird and good and interesting.
WOLF - The black flame
Local heavy metal heroes. Always good, always 150% metal! This band need to break through now. I mean, they already have four great albums out... Check it out if you need a fix of 80's metal!
That'll do for now.
Finally, something for the Swedish readers - I recently launched a new website called DVDKritik.se and I need to spread the name and URL. Check it out, and post about it in all your forums and that shit.
Non-Swedish readers can check it out aswell (that'll kick up the hits) but you won't understand much...