quinta-feira, novembro 30, 2006

Mammatus - Mammatus (2006)

"I knew right away what this one was going to sound like. Released on Holy Mountain? Song titles about forests and dragons? And look at that cover art. I said to myself, I did, "this is gonna sound like SLEEP!" And I was right. This sounds a lot like SLEEP. And trust me, that's a good thing.

Apparently this record was mostly jammed out and then the band went back and added in bits and pieces until they had complete tunes. Normally upon hearing such a thing, I'd be skeptical, but hey, however MAMMATUS manages to come up with these killers is fine by me. Seriously, this self-titled debut puts the band on the map with SLEEP and OM, droning on and on while rocking out at the same time. That's a tough thing to do, droning while rocking, but MAMMATUS pull it off quite well, even throwing in some psychedelia for added effect. Sure, the production is pretty terrible, but that's not a problem, it's a feature! We want that raw swing, that grizzled groove, and those ear-shredding solos.
(Wesley - The Metal Observer)

O pessoal do blog Stoned Guitar fez uma bacana apresentação (com direito a download, ca-laro) do disco:

quarta-feira, novembro 29, 2006

Morte Macabre - Symphonic Holocaust (1998)

"This is a musical collaboration with four of Sweden's best musicians in the progressive field. Two members of Anekdoten (Nicklas Berg & Peter Nordins) and two members of Landberk (Stefan Dimle & Reine Fiske), playing those legendary horror movie soundtracks. The CD includes 8 tracks. The edition is 1000 ex. The first 500 copies are packed in a beautiful special paper sleeve. The music is all-instrumental and contains music from "City Of The Living Dead"; "The Beyond"; "Rosemary's Baby"; "Beyond The Darkness"; "Cannibal Holocaust"; "Golden Girls" and two new songs: "Threats Of Stark Reality" and "Symphonic Holocaust", they are written by the four members of Morte Macabre.


This is definitely, without competition, the best album put out in 1998. It's also one of the best albums from the 90's. This is a true masterpiece in the progressive genre. If you like dark progressive rock like Goblin, Museo Rosenbach, Landberk, Cathedral and Italian horror movies, this is really something for you. Recommended!
(Greger Rönnqvist - Through Different Eyes)

Tracklist: Apoteosi del Mistero / Threats of Stark Reality / Sequenza Ritmica e Tema / Lullaby / Quiet Drops / Opening Theme / The Photosession / Symphonic Holocaust

(Parte 1)
(Parte 2)

quinta-feira, novembro 16, 2006

Globin - Suspiria: The Complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977)

"Their score for Suspiria, Argento's shocker about witches at a German dance academy, is arguably Goblin's definitive masterpiece, a patchwork of different styles molded with the band's habitual sinister touch. The final effect is a devastating combination of experimental techniques as well as a source of inspiration for many a musician to come. John Carpenter and such metal bands as Cathedral and Skyclad have openly paid homage to the band's work."
(Fangoria #127)

Tracklist: Suspiria / Witch / Opening to the Sighs / Sighs / Markos / Black Forest / Blind Concert / Death Valzer / Suspiria (Celesta and Bells) / Suspiria (Narration) / Suspiria (Intro) / Markos (Alternate Version)

Download: http://rapidshare.com/files/3597126/g_-_1977_-_s.rar.html

Site: http://www.goblin.org