sábado, junho 17, 2006

The Quill - Hooray! It's A Deathtrip (2003)

"This is album number four of one of the most enthralling Rock bands from Europe and the Swedish pull out one crusher after one another, so other bands in this genre should be very jealousy. THE QUILL are not very famous, that's pretty astonishing and actually unexplainable considering the music.

"Hooray! It's A Deathtrip" is hard but also beautifully melodic Rock music, which is known by elder heroes like BLACK SABBATH or LED ZEPPELIN and newer rockers like KYUSS (R.I.P.), MONSTER MAGNET or QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. THE QUILL belong to this style but without just imitating those great idols. They do it right and sound on one hand pretty familiar but on the other hand, the listener will never be turned off by the band. THE QUILL can keep up the tension and care about variation within the songs.

Despite all musically variation, singer Magnus Ekvall's outstanding voice is the centrepiece of the music. His distinctive voice, which could be seen as a mixture of Chris Cornell (SOUNDGARDEN/AUDIOSLAVE) and Bruce Dickinson (no comment), adds more power to the music and the necessary identification value. "Nothing Ever Changes", "Handful Of Flies", "Hammerhead" or "Man Posed" are examples for the quality of this record. If you like these songs, you will also like the rest.

THE QUILL have all abilities, a good Rock band should have. Charisma, the often missed honesty, the remarkable feeling for ingenious songs and the necessary power to bring a middle size venue to boil. Hats off and please, please, keep this music up!"

(Alex E.)

Vai tomar no cu como esse disco é FODA.

Tracklist: Spinning Around / Nothing Ever Changes / Come That May / Too Close To The Sun / Handful Of Flies / American Powder / Hammerhead / Giver / Man Posed / Because I'm God / Control

Download: http://rapidshare.de/files/23151858/the_quill_-_2003_-
(Parte 1)
(Parte 2)

Site: http://www.thequill.se

quinta-feira, junho 15, 2006

Witchcraft - Firewood (2005)

"The story goes that Sweden's WITCHCRAFT first began as a tribute to former 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS legend Roky Erickson and PENTAGRAM's Bobby Liebling. The self-titled debut album caused quite a buzz and if it's anything like "Firewood", I can understand why. Prior to actually hearing "Firewood", I would have taken with a grain of salt comments describing the sound as inclusive of everyone from "vintage PENTAGRAM to JETHRO TULL." Well, it's all true on this classic '60s/'70s-sounding collection of doom and classic rock that is firmly rooted in the blues. Producer Jens Henriksson is the X factor. His recording captures the essence of the analog sounds of the '70s. No unnecessary effects or studio gimmickry, the album's sound conjures images of bell-bottoms, long dirty hair, a mess of tangled guitar cords, and stacks of amplifiers. The debut album was recorded with '60s and '70s equipment, and hearing "Firewood" makes me think that this same equipment must have been used. The aforementioned blues component of "Firewood" is key, as the style takes one back to the sound of so many early metal and hard rock bands. The reinterpretation of the music of the (American) deep south's blues masters by CREAM, BLACK SABBATH, and many others can be heard all over "Firewood". If you think about the whole "Crossroads" deal-with-the-devil thing and the way in which the bluesy jams on Side B of the first SABBATH record feel so damn evil, you can begin to understand the vibe of "Firewood". It's also the way the bass guitar takes such a commanding position on these songs, jamming along with the guitars and drums, each instrument heard distinctly in arrangements that are jazz-like at times. While the early PENTAGRAM sound is accurate on a few tunes, the pure doom element doesn't dominate and is still more a product of the blues than anything else (as is the case with Liebling's band of course). Tracks like the earthy "I See a Man" and highlight "Wooden Cross (I Can't Wake the Dead)" exemplify the doomier side. Whether it's "Queen of Bees" or "If Wishes were Horses" (the latter featuring a serious Iommi-like solo) the music of "Firewood" is a blast from the late-'60s/early-'70s in terms of musicianship and the way that bands like CREAM could induce feelings of dread, as well as kick your ass. Those folks whose CD collection is made up exclusively of Hot Topic purchases may not initially understand the relevance of what WITCHCRAFT has created, and that's a shame. "Firewood" is not a reinvention of the style, but it is a superb tribute to the progenitors of doom, the legends of the blues, and the purveyors of old-school British hard rock."
(Scott Alisoglu)

Tracklist: Chylde of Fire / If Wishes Were Horses / Mr Haze / Wooden Cross (I Can´t Wake The Dead) / Queen of Bees / Merlin´s Daughter / I See A Man / Sorrow Evoker / You Suffer / Attention! / When The Screams Come (originalmente pelo Pentagram)

Download: http://rapidshare.de/files/22663511/witchcraft_-_2005

Site: http://www.witchcrafthome.com/

sexta-feira, junho 09, 2006

Goatsnake - Trampled Under Hoof (2004)

"A stoner rock supergroup of sorts comprised of members of seminal outfits like Kyuss, Wool, and SUNN 0)), Goatsnake returns with three new tracks and two cover tunes to satisfy your sludgy delight. After a four year hiatus, the Sabbath meets St. Vitus at an Obsessed show vibe is as cranking out loud as ever, giving every purveyor of the hypnotic groove a new CD to wear out in the stereo. Despite Tramped Under Hoof only going five tracks deep, there are tons of slithering, sinewy rhythms and enough heaviosity to overpower five major label releases. "
(Mike SOS, aqui)

Tracklist: Portraits of Pain / Black Cat Bone / Juniors Jam / Burial at Sea (originalmente pelo Saint Vitus) / Hot Rod (originalmente pelo Black Oak Arkansas)

Download: http://rapidshare.de/files/22546687/goatsnake_-_2004

terça-feira, junho 06, 2006

Ugly Kid Joe - Motel California (1996) + Promo

Motel California é o terceiro e último disco de estúdio do Ugly Kid Joe. Ótimas músicas, mas nada que possa ser comparado aos outros discos da banda, America's Least Wanted e Menace To Sobriety. Destaque para músicas como "It' A Lie", "Would You Like To Be There" e "Strange".

Tracklist: It's A Lie / Dialogue / Sandwich / Rage Against The Answering Machine / Would You Like To Be There / Little Red Man / Bicycle Wheels / Father / Undertow / Shine / Strange / 12 Cents

Download: http://rapidshare.de/files/22367430/ugly_kid_joe_-_

Aproveitando, tae a promo do disco também, com versões diferentes para músicas do Motel California.

Tracklist: Dialogue (Alternate Mix) / Would You Like To Be There (Acoustic) / Sandwich (Instrumental D.S. Mix)

Download: http://rapidshare.de/files/22373019/ugly_kid_joe_-_

quinta-feira, junho 01, 2006

Zakk Wylde - Book Of Shadows (1996)

"(...) What is a surprise is the musical diversity apparent throughout the album. Wylde does kick out some heavy riff-driven rockers, but he also detours into blues, country, and folk on occasion. That diversity ensures that Book of Shadows is more listenable for the average listener than most guitarist-led albums. However, Wylde's songwriting skills remain weak; although the playing is memorable, the melodies rarely are. (...)"
(Stephen Thomas Erlewine)


Tracklist: Between Heaven And Hell / Sold My Soul / Road Back Home / Way Beyond Empty / Throwin' All Away / What You're Look'n For / Dead As Yesterday / Too Numb To Cry / The Things You Do / 1,000,000 Miles Away / I Thank You Child / Evil Ways / The Color Green / Peddlers Of Death

Download: http://rapidshare.de/files/21812782/zakk_wylde_-_1996

Site: http://www.zakkwylde.com/