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Royal Blood ~ Royal Blood
Royal Blood ~ Royal Blood
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star Debut Release, 25 Aug 2014
It's been quite a year for Royal Blood, from forming in Brighton to releasing one of they years most eagerly anticipated debuts, via heavy promotion as one of BBC's Sounds of 2014 and increasingly well received festival sets this summer.

The first thing that hits you when you listen to their music for the first time is the sheer wall of sound that assaults your eardrums. It is hard to believe that this is created by a duo and that they use a drum and bass combination rather than the more usual electric guitar.

Mike Kerrs innovative use of effect pedals and stringing on his bass (not to mention his impressive playing) means that you never feel that anything is lacking… Read more
Thanks Seattle...For Killing My Band and My Dreams ~ Royal Blood (US)
37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Despite the Amazon listing and artist biography, this album is not by the Royal Blood hailing from Brighton, England and formed in 2013.

Rather, this album was recorded back in the early 90s and this Royal Blood consists of Alex Masi, Rocky Newton and Eric Golbach - names you might be familiar with if you are a fan of 80's hair metal.

They were all set to be the next "big thing" (at least in their own minds) when Nirvana and Seattle grunge appeared, changing the musical landscape and leaving their brand of music seeming so last decade pretty much overnight.

If you are a fan of the genre, go ahead and check it out if the mood takes you. However, if… Read more
Dire Straits - Live In Germany
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This, I presume, is an "unofficial" release, and I'll leave the speculation as to how they get away with selling it with regards to copyright laws to others! The packaging and disc printing itself looks amateurish and cheap, which left me fearing the worst when I went to play the DVD. On the whole, however, I needn't have worried.

The picture quality could be described as being passable, and of the level you'd expect from late 70's recording being played on modern equipment. A minor annoyance is how each song is titled on screen, and a meaningless logo in the top right corner throughout. The sound quality on the other hand is excellent, and that is the most important… Read more