Sunday, July 6, 2008

Stone Gods - Silver Spoons and Broken Bones (2008)

Some Reviews about Silver Spoons and Broken Bones

From Amazon Review
2008 album from three-fourths of the UK rockers The Darkness. When the rollercoaster ride that was The Darkness came to an abrupt and messy end, Justin Hawkins' illegal substance-fueled lifestyle took him out of the picture and the remaining members of the band, including his brother Dan, formed Stone Gods.

Manchester evening news
They get off to a promising start thanks to the the metal riffage of Burn the Witch, an old fashioned rock tune with some tasty guitar followed by the punky-edged Don’t Drink The Water in the style of Brit-rockers The Wildhearts and third track Defend or Die, a slower and moodier style with a military drumming break (Iron Maiden style). full review

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Slayer, Seasons in the Abyss

Well, well. This is “the” Slayer disc. All of Slayer’s previous albums had been about one thing: speed (With the possible exception of South of Heaven). So this album was a bit of a shocker. You still get the trademark Slayer hyper-riffing. Same all out attack on the drums. Some unholy/I’m coming to kill you lyrics.
However on certain songs Slayer tone the speed down. The songs are still powerful, just not “in-your-face.” Some of the songs are more of a mid-tempo thrash (Expendable Youth). The title track even has *gasp* melody. As always with any Slayer record you will get the trademark Slayer solo, as well. The last great disc Slayer put out.

Aletheian - Dying Vine (2008)

Pennsylvania’s Aletheian (formerly Crutch) come in view with full atmospheric, prograssive
death metal record. The best side of Dying Vine is surpising moments. First two track"Paragon" and "Broken Legacy" shows that the name of band will grove on internet, trully they can make name on the web. Along with this year's the greatest metal act Meshuggah, this is awesome metal music.