quarta-feira, julho 25, 2007

Bigelf - Closer to Doom (1996)

Black Sabbath meets Pink Floyd meets Atomic Rooster meets King Crimson meets The Beatles. Se essa descrição não for suficiente para ouvir com calma o debut do Bigelf, juro que não sei o que você faz neste blog.

You know they say…"downloading is killing cd sales"… bullshit, bad music and homogenized entertainment are killing cd sales, period."

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terça-feira, julho 24, 2007

Soundgarden - Ultramegaunknown

Bootleg que contém um apanhado de demos e lados-b de 93 e 94. E tenho dito.

Músicas: Cold Bitch / Exit Stonehenge / Birth Ritual [Demo] / Like Suicide [Acoustic] / She Likes Surprises / Spoonman [Steve Fisk Remix] / Show Me / New Damage [with Brian May] / Seasons / Birth Ritual / My Wave [Live] / Jesus Christ Pose [Live] / Beyond the Wheel [Live] / Fell on Black Days [Live] / Kickstand [Live]

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Bigelf - Hex (2003)

Here they come again!!! After almost three years since "Money Machine" Bigelf is back and in their best form ever! "Hex", in my opinion, is their best album up 'til now. "Madhatter" should take the award for "Best Goddamn Song From The Last Ten Years"! Holy shit, there's no way on earth you can listen to this song and not get psyched. But that's just the beginning of "Hex"! The power-vibe keeps goin' on songs like "Pain Killers" (which should get an award too) and "Carry The Load" with its six minutes of pure tripping heavy music. But hey! There's more, the trilogy of "Bats In The Belfry" is completed now with its 1st and 2nd parts (the third one is on "The Madhatter EP") and now you can play them in sequence and feel the heavy progressive vibe of Bigelf's crazy alchemists. "Disappear" and "Black Moth" are some kind of crossing between psychedelia and heaviness, Syd Barret's Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath's Sabbath Bloody Sabbath era. "Burning Bridges" gets into a Beatlesque kind of mood (there's a part of the song where the keyboards remind me of "Because" from the fab four), with lots of Hammond and blues feelings. "Rock And Roll Contract" and "Sunshine Suicide" follow that Beatle-mood, especially on the harmonies and vocals. There it is, I know this album has just been released, but I can't wait for their next doom opus!! Do as you wish, but HAVE this album in your collection!
(Álcio Villalobos)

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quinta-feira, julho 12, 2007

Pale Divine - Eternity Revealed (2004)

I think I’ve had the promo for this monster for 4 months. For some reason I couldn’t put the feelings into words. OK, and time was a factor too, I’m a busy guy, I got other shit going on, but mostly it was the ‘feelings to words’ thing. Sometimes I get awed enough by the magic of music to become aphasiac.

Eternity Revealed is massive. That’s the word that always comes to mind with I listen to the record. There is a lot to get your head around, and its full enjoyment potential doesn’t materialize until several listens in. The full scope and immensity just has to seep in, little by little. Eternity Revealed is the Three Mile Island of metal.

Pale Divine’s gift to doom-tinged metal is adding in a 70’s heavy psych flair and an unreal comprehension of the metal jam. I’ve always maintained these guys are the Allman Bros. of metal, and Eternity Revealed does nothing, thankfully, to change my mind. The complexity of the jams contained within are head-spinning, but the emotional power behind both these jams and the songs themselves are truly a gift.

Whereas their previous effort, Thunder Perfect Mind was an excellent work, it was hampered by…uh… less than austere production. This time they enlisted famed engineer to the DC scene, Chris Kozlowski, and the result is amazing. Eternity Revealed also has a more ‘metal’ feel than TPG, less groove and more dire. The fact that the PD’s also pulled a couple of tunes off of the famed (and also very dire) Crimson Tears demo and retooled ‘em a bit, helped color Eternity…. a bit darker than it’s predecessor.

And riffs… there is more riffs per song on ER than most modern Death Metal opuses. It’s staggering. Each song is a friggin’ rollercoaster with highs, lows, plateaus, sudden twists and sudden drops… massive. That’s it. Massive.

An exceptional release, definitely in my top ten for the year.
(Chris Barnes, Hellride Music)

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The Obsessed - The Church Within (1994)

There's a certain AC/DC quality to the Obsessed; one knows what to expect and it's okay. Though there's some damn-near thrash moments on The Church Within, the record stays true to the Obsessed blueprint of Volume 4: riffing, monotone vocals, and expressive, intelligent lead playing. Far from sounding tired, the formula is used for maximum effect -- check out "Blind Lightning," perhaps the hardest crush the group have ever committed to tape, or the dissonant doom of "Mourning" for examples. Originally released stateside as their major label debut, it's comforting that the Obsessed didn't change or conform their sound one bit on The Church Within -- it's heavy without apology.
(Matthew Kantor, AllMusic)

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Saint Vitus - Born Too Late (1986)

Born Too Late is undeniably a defining effort in the spirit of the early, now considered "classic" doom metal sound. The marriage of vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich, founder of Maryland's D.C. area legends the Obsessed and L.A.'s own legendary doom pioneers Saint Vitus, produced a sound and lyrical landscape that was not commercially successful in its own right, but which has inspired and continues to influence myriad popular culture figures such as the Melvins, Nirvana, L7, Fugazi's Ian McKay, Black Flag's Greg Ginn (owner of SST, Saint Vitus' label) and Henry Rollins, Monster Magnet, Kyuss, Electric Wizard, Eyehategod, Grief, Sleep, Cruevo, and a list of bands, musicians, and genres too long to list without writing a novel. Long after Black Sabbath had shifted their sound away from the bombastic, sludgy riffing of classics like Paranoid, Masters of Reality, Vol. 4, and the like, Saint Vitus and the Obsessed rose from regions that were birthplaces and breeding grounds for early-American hardcore punk. While identifying intensely with the independent and socially critical nature of those scenes, Saint Vitus's sound was deeply rooted in the gloomy ballistics of early Sabbath. Born Too Late's sludgy, ultra-slow riffs never break out into the galloping rhythms of, say, "Children of the Grave," however. This album is like Black Sabbath on Quaaludes and wearing lead suits underwater. Each chord rains down like a hammer, and each progression takes an eternity to resolve. In the early '80s, while everyone in the pop music culture was looking for the new sound, be it new wave or hardcore, Saint Vitus were decidedly retro. You don't even need more than the name of the album's title track, "Born Too Late," to get the point. But Wino drives it home anyway, with the lines "every time I'm on the street/people laugh and point at me/they talk about my length of hair/and the out of date clothes I wear." The lyrics go on to point out that while "they say [his] songs are much too slow," they also "don't know the things [he] knows." That's for sure. Before almost anyone else had even realized that rock was on its death bed, Saint Vitus were looking back on the '70s with nostalgia. Throughout, the album is what might be considered a cliched retrospective of that bygone era's heavy metal sentiments. Dragons, psychedelic drugs, images of war, and severe alcohol abuse dominate the landscape. The most important consideration with this album, though, is not the originality of the approach. What separates Born Too Late from nearly all heavy metal up to that point was the outright admission that the band's passion - slow, heavy music - not only lacked commercial viability, but was in fact itself a source of the ridicule and social alienation the music speaks to. The punk rock style integrity of the band's commitment to that sound and image was in direct opposition to the money and chicks attitude of L.A. glam metal of the day. While the impact Saint Vitus made with Born Too Late at the time was minimal, the legacy of that early dedication has influenced and changed the world of music. For all fans of grunge, stoner rock, and doom metal, this album is a classic.
(Paul Kott, AllMusic)

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