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Sonntag, 29. August 2010

Jex Thoth - Jex Thoth

Not many bands are unique like Jex Thoth are. Named after their singer Jessica Thoth, they create a dense atmosphere of how the 70s and 80s must have felt musically - great.

Expect slow, sabbath-ish passages but also typical metal elements like Isis use with their latest release, Wavering Radiant (already posted here).

• released 2008
• 50:57, 12 tracks
• VBR between 144 and 179 kBit/s

Highlights: Nothing Left To Die, Son of Yule

In case you like, buy here.

Donnerstag, 26. August 2010

Pink Floyd - Meddle

Nothing has changed since my last post. Must-have, or at least, must-have-listened album!

• released 1971
• 46:48, 6 tracks
• VBR between 232 and 262 kBit/s

Highlight: One of These Days, Echoes

In case you like, buy here.

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

If I really need to point out this album you must have been living under a rock.

• released 1973
• 42:54, 9 tracks
• fixed bitrate of 128 kBit/s

In case you like, buy here.

The Devil's Blood - Come, Reap

Thanks to Pink Floyd introducing me into the whole Psychedelic genre (beginning with Nachtmystium) I had the chance to see The Devil's Blood live at the german Summer Breeze festival and damned, this was by far the best concert I've visited!

This is Psychedelic Rock at its best, lyrically occult/satanic and inspired by bands like Watain and Dissection with which they already toured/are touring. Moreover they are related to Urfaust, one member was playing on the demo. By the way, Satanic Tyrant Werewolf of Satanic Warmaster created their logo.

• released 2008
• 27:43, 5 tracks
• fixed bitrate of 320 kb/s

Highlights: the whole album, but my favorite track is Voodoo Dust

In case you like (how couldn't you?), buy here.

Our Survival Depends on Us - Painful Stories Told with a Passion for Life

It doesn't occur every few new albums I discover that I get a catchy tune from a song that I absolutely disliked, so with most songs of this album. After a few spins it became greater and greater and now evolved to one of my favorite Sludge/Doom albums. Sadly, the band is so unknown, I didn't even hear about them despite their long name before I read in an interview of Amestigon about other unknown austrian bands.
The bassist was 4 years in the well-known Belphegor (Aut).

• released 2009
• 40:18, 6 tracks
• VBR between 184 and 279 kBit/s

Highlights: Angel Ranger

In case you like, buy here.

You can download both albums from their myspace homepage here.

Samstag, 7. August 2010

Wallachia - Ceremony of Ascension

Next to the damned great cover artwork, this album offers one of, if not THE the most varied influences in metal.
Really everything found it's place, beginning with aggressive chords, massive blast beats but not too many, death-, black- metal and clean vocals, some really catchy melodies and even operatic, symphonic elements but not too many.
You should also notice that Lars Stavdal, mastermind of Wallachia, took himself 10 years to develop that album.

The lyrics are also VERY great:

I am at war with nothing
An empty shell withering
Catharsis of the soul
Swallowing the void

Oh, and one last note (aka highlights):
Sanctimonia XXIII is my most listened song since end of november, counting 45 (+ x times on iPod, etc.), followed by Genesis Enigma with 34.
Nevertheless, the whole album is a f*cking masterpiece, you actually should buy it instantly without having listened to it ;)

• released 2009 & album of the year 2009
• 35:50, 8 tracks
• VBR between 201 and 320 kBit/s

In case you like, buy here.

As of September the 4th, this post is linked with the official Wallachia-Myspace itself. I'm very glad about this and need to thank Lars for allowing me to distribute his work!

Montag, 2. August 2010

Simple Existenz - Das Leben vor dem Tod

Listeners of Nagelfar are familiar with Zorn, having been a founding member, their guitarist from 1993 to 2002 and partially also bassist. Now, almost exactly 8 years after them disbanding, he releases his solo album Das Leben vor dem Tod which can be labeled Black Metal as well as Hard Rock.
Next to this, Jander (Nagelfar-vocalist on Hünengrab im Herbst) contributes his voice on the song Schaben (officially his first life sign since almost 11 years).

You should also take a look at the lyrics, they are one of the best I've read a long time.

Zorn also plays in EgoNoir, named 'Lethargie (bei 30 Grad)'.

• released 2010
• 43:47, 8 tracks
• VBR between 191 and 241 kBit/s

Highlight: whole album

In case you like, buy here.