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NATTESFERD [VINYL]
NATTESFERD [VINYL]
Price: £16.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive third album, 21 May 2016
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This review is from: NATTESFERD [VINYL] (Vinyl)
Having listened to this album almost exclusively for the past week I must say that I'm very happy with it. I'd rank it as second best of their three albums so far, ahead of Meir, but I love that album too. Starting with the full on Dendrofil for Yggdrasil with Erlund's familiar screams, and ending with the awesome slow Nekrodamus (my favourite song on the album) . Everything in-between fits just right, with Nattesferd and Berserkr being particular stand outs. It's not as heavy as what's gone before, but it feels like it steals slices of rock, punk and even pop, and makes them heavier. My only complaint is that it could have been longer. An extra song or two, or perhaps even better an elongated Nekrodamus as that sounds like it could have been at least twice as long as the 4 1/2 minutes it lasts. But that's just me being greedy!


Older Guys [12" VINYL]
Older Guys [12" VINYL]
Price: £12.09

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice songs CRB, but Amazon got it wrong, 23 Aug. 2015
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This review is from: Older Guys [12" VINYL] (Vinyl)
(Almost) always good to hear a song sung by Chris Robinson and these 2 tracks here make a pleasant listen. However Amazon, please get your facts straight future- it's a 7 inch single, not 12 inch. It is seriously misleading to list this as a 12 inch, and much as I like it I would not have paid as much as I did for two 3+ minute songs.


HIGH COUNTRY
HIGH COUNTRY
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: £7.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as Heavy as Older The Sword, but Good despite that, 23 Aug. 2015
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This review is from: HIGH COUNTRY (Audio CD)
After 5 listens so far I am really finding this a very enjoyable album. No, it's not as strong as some of their back catalogue, but it is certainly a better album than Apocryphon. First listen and I was concerned after half a dozen songs that there wasn't enough to stand out. That changed from Seriously Mysterious, closely followed by the instrumental Suffer No Fools, both of which are excellent. From then on the album proved it's worth and I have happily listened to it over and over since, with the opening tracks getting stronger on repeat listening.


Black Power Flower [VINYL]
Black Power Flower [VINYL]
Price: £19.80

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More Power to the Flower, 15 Nov. 2014
This review is from: Black Power Flower [VINYL] (Vinyl)
Possibly influenced by Vista Chino's recent success this album overall is heavier than most of Brant's previous solo efforts. However there is still an overriding relaxed stoner groove throughout. Given that most fans will have come from Kyuss influences anyway heaviness is most definitely not a curse, and quite possibly a blessing. There is not a bad song on here, and several excellent ones, especially "Controllers Destroyed" and "Stokely Up Now".
Note: my review is for the vinyl release and a word of warning with regard that- the digipack CD has 2 extra tracks, "Hustler's Blues" and "Where You From, Man". Being a Brant completist I am now going to have to purchase the CD too!
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Lonely Kamel
Lonely Kamel
Price: £13.86

5.0 out of 5 stars There's not a single bad song on this album, 17 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Lonely Kamel (Audio CD)
Absolutely superb. There's not a single bad song on this album. The first three songs prepare you for the four song stretch of sheer rock perfection that is Don't Piss on the Lizzard - Madras - Damn You're Hot - Spacerider, before rounding off with two more rather nice classic rock ditties. Seriously, Lonely Kamel should be massive because while the albums are great grooves to pass the time with, live they are immense. If you like your rock with a retro tinge and a smack of stoner then these are your guys!


Great Western Valkyrie
Great Western Valkyrie
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Close but no cigar, 20 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Great Western Valkyrie (Audio CD)
The Rival Sons, a superb band live or in the privacy of your own home. As someone else said in their own review the start of this album is amazing. In fact I believe the first 6 songs on this album are just about the best Rival Sons experience short of seeing them live that there is. Superb out and out rockers that I defy anyone not to enjoy. Unfortunately, then there are 3 slow songs that aren't quite as good as they've done before. This band can definitely do slow songs, it's just those on this album don't match up to the quality of those in the past eg Face of Light from Pressure and Time or Jordan from Head Down. Similarly while the final song Destination On Course is good fun as a trippy finale it does not have the immense magnitude of Manifest Destiny pt1 from Head Down.

Summing up- this album has the best segment of Rival Sons there is, but it falls short of the perfection that this band is more than capable of.


Blues For The Dead
Blues For The Dead

4.0 out of 5 stars Stick With Lonely Kamel, 20 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Blues For The Dead (Audio CD)
First off, this is not Lonely Kamel's best album. That being said there are some absolutely amazing songs on here that make this album more than worth investing in. Green Eyed Woman, Wasted Time, Stick With Your Plan, The Boys, all definitely most fantastic songs. And while the rest of the album isn't the best of Lonely Kamel, there's still plenty to enjoy for anyone who loves retro and stoner rock. These guys are just about the best band I have seen in the past few years and their studio albums give a taste of just how good they really are.


Amusing the Amazing
Amusing the Amazing
Offered by 25music UK
Price: £39.96

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sum Greater Than the Parts, 10 July 2013
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This review is from: Amusing the Amazing (Audio CD)
Individually each song is a pleasure to listen to. However, there is something about listening to all four of these down-tuned desert rocking tracks that adds up to 16 minutes of sheer joy and absolute fulfilment. I would debate that it is worth the ridiculous prices that most vendors are trying to sell this EP for, however if you can grab it for below £20 and you love John Garcia's other projects then I promise you will not be disappointed. But... the ONLY reason I would debate this is because it's only a 4 song EP, not due to any lack of quality in the product itself.
PS I might be biased because I haven't disliked anything the lead singer has produced, ever.


Coping With the Urban Coyote
Coping With the Urban Coyote
Offered by uniqueplace-uk
Price: £18.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Immense Songs, 6 July 2013
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While difficult to get hold of for a decent price, this album is worth the investment if only for 2 of the very best songs you will ever hear. Very different from each other, but Human Tornado and You Wish are absolutely immense tunes. Human Tornado, a short-lived down-tuned rocker that leaves you wishing it was on repeat all day long. You Wish, with slow booming bass line and Garcia's soft moan, crawling beneath the setting desert sun. The rest of the album is certainly not filler material, but these are 2 of John Garcia's very best efforts, and that's saying something. Well worth getting hold of if either re-issued, or if available for anything less than the usual extortionate prices that some sellers are pricing it at.


Revelation & Mystery
Revelation & Mystery
Price: £14.46

4.0 out of 5 stars Close But No Cigar, 26 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Revelation & Mystery (Audio CD)
I must admit to buying this album based on reading the review suggesting this album was better than Long Distance Trip. Given that album was one of the best I had ever bought I was thrilled at the thought of buying an even better one! This is no Long Distance Trip though. Some good heavy psychedelic tunes but I do not think they fit together as smoothly as LDT did and indeed there are one or two songs that I am a little ambivalent about. This is worth having, but for a true Stoner metal groove throughout LDT is head and shoulders above. I'd suggest buying them both just to be sure though!


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