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Terrestrials ~ Sunn O))) and Ulver
Terrestrials ~ Sunn O))) and Ulver
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Let there be Light., 4 Feb 2014
Sunn O))) and Ulver are two of the most important bands in experimental music of the last decade, with Sunn O)))ís drone metal redefining what it really means to be heavy in the 21st century, while the ever-changing Ulver, since abandoning their early black metal beginnings, have mixed their own style of electronics with a diverse mix of genres such as trip-hop, ambient and even classical chamber music over the years. With this shared penchant for experimentation, this collaboration just makes sense, and my excitement for this release was huge.

Let there be Light features Sunn O))) playing their trademark droney guitars, but not in their usual bludgeoningly heavy style, instead… Read more
Hydra ~ Within Temptation
Hydra ~ Within Temptation
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paradise?, 4 Feb 2014
Dutch Symphonic Metal band Within Temptation have been one of the most famous bands in the genre ever since the release of their 1997 debut Enter. The release of their 6th album Hydra sees them continue in the vein of 2011s The Unforgiving, with their bombastic, catchy metal songs, while also displaying something of an experimental edge with guest appearances on four of the tracks, with artists as varied as ex-Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen, and rapper Xzibit. Itís also a lot more symphonic than The Unforgiving, with choirs and orchestra really adding to the music. The end result is another great bombastic and powerfully catchy symphonic rock album, with a lot of variation.

Itís… Read more
Wild Card ~ Revamp
Wild Card ~ Revamp
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 30 Jan 2014
Released in the second half of last year, was the second album from Revamp, the new band formed by Floor Jansen following the demise of After Forever. After suffering from burnout and completely leaving music for a year, Floor was asked to join Nightwish to replace Anette Olzon in the middle of the Imaginaerum world tour to fill in for the remaining dates, and has since joined as a permanent member. After the tour finished, a re-energized Floor set to writing the follow up to 2010s self titled, and the album Wild Card was released.

The first thing you notice on this album is how much heavier it is compared to the debut album. Perhaps because of her burnout, there were a lot of… Read more

Wish List

None So Vile [VINYL] ~ Cryptopsy
SYNCHESTRA ~ Devin Townsend
SYNCHESTRA ~ Devin Townsend
The Shadowthrone ~ Satyricon
The Shadowthrone ~ Satyricon
Anthem To The Welkin At Dusk [VINYL] ~ Emperor
Bergtatt ~ Ulver
Bergtatt ~ Ulver