sábado, maio 27, 2006

Dead Meadow - Dead Meadow (2000)

In Dead Meadow's universe, the wah-wah pedal is just as important as the guitar itself, and both are clearly more important than any sort of vocals. In fact, at first listen, singer/guitarist Jason Simon's barely audible whine puts the band's eponymous debut in some jeopardy before it has a chance to get underway. Coupled with the all-too-sluggish haze through which early tracks "Sleepy Silver Door" and "Indian Bones" slowly drift into focus, it may scare off many listeners before they can discover the secret of Dead Meadow's true appeal. First hinted at by the sweet, acoustic simplicity of "At the Edge of the Wood" (where the singer redeems himself with a gentle, much more effective Neil Young-like delivery), this subsequently takes shape via Simon's inspired guitar work. Displaying a subtle but nevertheless formidable control of tone and feedback, the guitarist creates a hypnotic wash of sound -- akin to a softcore Hendrix. Having figured out this small mystery, open-minded stoner rock enthusiasts can then appreciate the laid-back perfection of the album's stellar second half. The beautifully chiming notes of "Dragonfly" and the stunning, eyes-closed, head-swaying vertigo induced by "Greensky Greenlake" merely set the stage for the disc's central tour de force, the sublime, lazy epic "Beyond the Fields We Know." Over its nine-minute swirl, the song's swimming waves of lysergic grooves qualify it as the direct offspring to Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter." As "Rocky Mountain High" (not the John Denver hippie-lite standard) draws the record to a close with one of its heaviest, darkest moments, one gets the feeling that Dead Meadow's vision isn't yet fully realized -- but there's plenty here to suggest that the final destination is within sight.
(Ed Rivadavia)

Tracklist: Sleepy Silver Door / Indian Bones / Dragonfly / Lady / Greensky Greenlake / Beyond The Fields We Know / At The Edge Of The Wood / Rocky Mountain High

Download: http://rapidshare.de/files/22207015/dead_meadow_-_2000

Site: http://www.deadmeadow.com

sexta-feira, maio 12, 2006

Blackmore's Night - Ghost Of A Rose (2003)

Ah, é Blackmore's Night. Quem já ouviu, sabe o que esperar. Por sinal, alguém já ouviu o último trampo da banda?

Tracklist: Way To Mandalay / 3 Black Crows / Diamonds And Rust (orignalmente por Joan Baez) / Cartouche / Queen For A Day (Part 1) / Queen For A Day (Part 2) / Ivory Tower / Nur Eine Minute / Ghost Of A Rose / Mr. Peagram's Morris And Sword / Loreley / Where Are We Going From Here / Rainbow Blues (orignalmente pelo Jethro Tull) / All For One / Dandelion Wine

Download: http://rapidshare.de/files/20306584/blackmore_s_night_-_

segunda-feira, maio 08, 2006

JPT Scare Band - Sleeping Sickness (2000)

"If the band had a signed record contract back in the early ’70s, there is no doubt they would be up there with Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and Black Sabbath for guitar overload damage. Unfortunately, these recordings never really made it out of the inner circles of hard psych heads. Of course, Sleeping Sickness isn’t a copy of those bands or their styles, but the main focus here is very long (often 10 minute plus) jams that concentrate on the guitar playing of Terry Swope."
(Andy Perseponko)

"This trio shows exceptional chemistry and musicianship. Guitarist Terry Swope often takes center stage with a guitar sound that alternates between a snarling beast and a gentle breeze often in the same song. How this guy missed being a guitar god is beyond me. Maybe he spent a little too much time down in the basement. Swope’s personal style and sound alternate between a more lucid Jimmy Hendrix and a more loose Robin Trower. This isn’t to take credit away from the rest of the band....often they seem to achieve some weird magic in the middle of a jam where everything comes together in a cosmic explosion. As an added bonus, on of the jams comes replete with sounds like a tin whistle. You haven’t heard a jam until you’ve heard a jam go down with a tin whistle. Goosebumps aplenty."
(Chris Barnes)

Resumindo: JPT Scare Band é um power trio do caralho.

Tracklist: Sleeping Sickness / Slow Sick Shuffle / King Rat / It's Too Late / Acid Acetate Excursion / I've Been Waiting / Time to Cry

Download: http://rapidshare.de/files/19808533/jpt_scare_band

Site: http://www.jptscareband.com

terça-feira, maio 02, 2006

Spiritual Beggars - Spiritual Beggars (1994)

Pra quem não conhece, o Spiritual Beggars é o projeto criado em 1992 por Mike Amott, conhecido por bandas como Carcass e Arch Enemy. No primeiro álbum, a banda ainda era um trio e contava ainda com Christian "Spice" Sjöstrand (The Mushroom River Band e atualmente no Kayser) no baixo e vocal. Atualmente, a banda é formada por Amott nas guitarra, Janne "JB" Christoffersson (Grand Magus) no vocal, Sharlee D'Angelo no baixo, Ludwig Witt na bateria e Per Wiberg (Opeth) nos teclados.

Ah, essa aí é a versão remasterizada que veio com quatro músicas bônus.

Tracklist: Yearly Dying / Pelekas / The Space Inbetween / If This Is All / Under Silence / Magnifent Obsession / Blind Fountain / If You Should Leave / Nowhere To Go / Sour Stains

Download: http://rapidshare.de/files/19298455/spiritual_beggars_-_1994

Site: http://www.spiritualbeggars.com