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Throned in Blood
Throned in Blood
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3.0 out of 5 stars Married duo loose their subtle tones., 21 May 2011
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I've always loved husband and wife duo Jucifer because their sound encompassed so many subtle nuances and changes of sound, with early songs embracingn folk, the peerless Veruca Salt and DJ scratching, with vocalist Amber's vocals switching from a riot grrl sneer to a cooing lullaby within the same song. Not any more though their previous concept album about the French Revolution really upped the anti with a riot of harsher sounds not unlike a female fronted Converge or early Mastodon but Throned in Blood takes it one step further with very little light and shade amongst it's half hour running time except the folky banjo strains of the closer. It's good headbanging stuff don't get me wrong and the playing is peerless, but a little of their old variety would be much appreciated. Maybe next time.


Under the Influence
Under the Influence
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4.0 out of 5 stars Covers record Warrants a second look!, 28 Sept. 2010
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Although being only a covers album the choices are not that obvious with unusual cuts by AC/DC, Queen and Thin Lizzy amongst more curve ball tracks from Nazareth, Michael Monroe and Badfinger. Yeah it'as not rocket science but good rock n' roll isn't supposed to and although Warrant have received a shed load of stick over the years (some of it justified) they were a good rock n' roll band. Two original cuts swap a more grunge-style guitar sound 9like every other hair band of the time) and are nothing close to Cherry Pie standards but a good, if inessential effort anyway.


Got It Made
Got It Made

4.0 out of 5 stars SHAKE YER BUTT-TASTIC!!!, 16 Jan. 2010
This review is from: Got It Made (Audio CD)
This Anglo / US quartt featuring John (Blues Explosion) Spencer's strangely naMed lil sis Muffin were one of those groups whos songs sound great on the radio or in a club but nobody actually buys and while it may be too late for them, you can rectify it now. With a sound thaT uses organic old skool hip-hop and layers funky guitar and squelchy bass over the top in a style redolent of contempories Le Tigre. Singles Good Times and Play Some D (used to advertise tellies at the time)are riotously good and the odd Slayer riff (someone's obviously heard She Watch Channel Zero by Public Enemy) and punky thrash like Bikini Kill even the sound out. If you love early Luscious Jackson, Northern State, old skool hip-hop or just shakin your booty in a clumsy white boy style, get some Brassy in your life. Word.


Wind-Up
Wind-Up
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4.0 out of 5 stars Husker du nicely!!, 1 May 2009
This review is from: Wind-Up (Audio CD)
One from the "where did they go?" file 30AF released 3 albums in the 90's before dropping off the radar. Wind-Up is their debut and shows up starkly mainman Mike Smithers major (some may say only) influence Husker Du as the trio spew out 12 chewy poppy pynk nuggets that sound not a million miles away from the chewy pop punk produced by the former trio. But heck what's the problem, if you're going to steal a bands sound it may as well be the best, no? Smithers also does the clever job of sounding like both Bob Mould, Grant Hart and himself - no mean feat.
Other influences do seep in like Sugar (featuring um... Bob Mould), All and Everclear (although strangely not on the track of the same name) and although not as varied or polished as its successor Saturday Night at the Atomic Speedway, it's still as good a half hour as you can have without digging out New Day Rising.
And if anyone know what became of Smithers when they split, do let me know cos he should've been huge.


All [VINYL]
All [VINYL]
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Suprisingly weighty affair Alltold!, 31 Mar. 2009
This review is from: All [VINYL] (Vinyl)
Last album Descendents made before becoming All (minus singer Milo) this contains a heavier sound with an almost Black Flag feel on cuts like Iceman and Jealous of the World with Milo sounding very like Henry Rollins on the former. There are a couple of sub 2 second tracks and lyrics about farting that Blink-182 would have killed for but all told a fine piece of work after a few albums of treading water.


Living Colour - Paris Concert [2007] [DVD] [2008]
Living Colour - Paris Concert [2007] [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Daniel Farhi
Price: £10.71

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full colour experience!!, 2 Jan. 2009
If you'd forgotten all about early nineties legends Living Colour or have never enen heard of them this is a fine place to rectify the situation. Recorded in a sweaty Parisien club in 2007 this captures a newly energized and visibly lovin it band in all their glory. Now they don't have to worry about hit singles or playing to fly-by-night fans the incredible talent that the quartet possess is able to flow, with songs stretched out and each musician given time to solo to their hearts content with Doug Wimbush producing some sounds from his bass that just really shouldn't be there.
Although there are a few glaring omissions such as Solace of You or Elvis Is Dead, classics like Type, Cult of Personality and big UK hit Love Rears It's Ugly Head are included along with a storming version of Hendix's Crosstown Traffic and Was Not Was' Papa Was A Rolling Stone.
With a new, fifth, album on the way later this year these rock veterans seem to be enjoying their second wind far more than when they were stadium regulars and on this evidence show no sign of stopping any time soon.


Rise
Rise

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Passable but far from classic Brains!, 28 Oct. 2008
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That Bad Brains are a band that promise so much but often leave fans disappointed is a clear statement of fact and Rise is a real case in point. The replacement of HR with Israel Joseph I works in some ways with less of the formers erratic stylings and ambiguous lyrics and new drummer Mackie (who was next seen in the Fun Lovin' Criminals bizarrely enough) does a competent job but it is the music itself which really projects with a much more contempory metal sound permeating which while kicking butt does date the songs. Those who love the mellow reggae vibes will be disapointed with only a couple of tracks that fit that niche but overall Rise is a qualified success but is without a doubt heaps better than the following album God Of Love where the original line-up where reunited to flail hopelessly to claw back some credibility.


Say Something Nasty
Say Something Nasty
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You like it sleazy?, 25 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Say Something Nasty (Audio CD)
This is one of those records that almost demands you have a good shower after listening to it so filthy and sleazy it is...and what the hell's wrong with that, ay? You only have to read the song titles to see that this is not Coldplay territory. If you distil all the best bits of 70's Aerosmith, AC/DC, Motorhead,The Dead Boys and The Supersuckers, pepper it with comedy swearing, stick on a ten gallon hat and cowboy boots, and pour sawdust all over the floor and you'll get yourself an idea of how great this band are. Their live show is truly something to behold with guitarist Ruyter Suys usually treating the crowd to an impromptu strip tease into the bargain. Although their sound on disc may not be quite so frenzied it still has no concept of "commercial" or "radio-friendly" and for that reason alone Nashville Pussy should be the biggest band in the world. The fact that they're not evewn close just proves how stupid most people are.


Painkillers
Painkillers
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stop-gap release for harpy-rock trio., 3 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Painkillers (Audio CD)
That Babes in Toyland are one of the most underrated bands of the nineties is most probably down to them being women in this most male of markets, but Courtney Love's former bandmates never put a foot wrong musically and Painkillers is a case in point. Yes, you know what you're getting - screechy guitars and screaming/shouting/purring vocals from Kat Bjelland - but this curious mix of new tracks, a re-recording of old song He's My Thing and half an hour or so of live cuts from their previous album Fontanelle, while by no means essential, for fans of female alternative bands or just people with taste it's worth tracking down if you can find a copy.


Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow
Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow
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Price: £12.69

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Business as usual., 10 April 2008
If you're a fan of Sevendust (and there are such people in the UK - although the bands almost invisible presence on these shores would lead you to believe different)then this seventh studio album should please you as much as those which have come before. They haven't changed anything, their sound remaining as crunchy and soulful as ever, and even the addition of some guests including American Idol's Chris Daughtry doesn't bring anything out of the ordinary to the table,with the fact that this "multi-platimum" guest is not trumpeted on the sleeve is clearly to put paid to any slights that they're only doing it for more exposure. Sevendust are very much part of the hard rock / metal landscape now and it's good to note that the one thing which made people talk about them in the first place - frontman Lajon Witherspoon's skin colour - is never mentioned anymore, which must mean that either it's more accepted in 2008 or that metal fans in general are a less prejudiced bunch. Good news either way, as is this album.


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