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Technoir

Technoir

Deliberately FragileAlfa Matrix Hot on the heels of their “Manifesto Ep” Technoir returns with the full length follow-up album “Deliberately Fragile.” This is their second full length CD which took a little over 5 years to be released, but the [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Visions Of Atlantis

Visions Of Atlantis

TrinityNapalm Records The story of Atlantis has been shrouded in mystery and legend for much of pre-recorded history. Was it real or just a myth? We may never know the true answer but that does not stop us being inspired [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Intense

Intense

As Our Army GrowsNapalm Records Intense brings back the classic power metal sound from the eighties with a fury I have not heard in some time. The vocals really remind of the singer from Iced Earth (another great power metal [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Vintersong

Vintersong

Solens RotterNapalm Records On Vintersong’s seventh release, they merge traditional instruments (harp/flute/violin/acoustic guitar) with darker black metal atmospheres and Nordic folk elements. It’s a very unique combination, and the band manages to integrate all of these styles extremely well. However, [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Utah Carol

Utah Carol

RODEO QUEENStomping Ground The cover is deceptive! This sounds like a heavenly cross between the Pixies and Slowdive! Slow and dreamy, with layers galore and weird effects , this is an impressive album. While it can get cloying at time, [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
I’m From Barcelona

I’m From Barcelona

LET ME INTRODUCE MY FRIENDSMute Hmmm. Imagine a cross between the Killers, the Partridge Family, the Beach Boys, and Shel Silverstein. That is the sound of I’m From Barcelona. That should tell you enough, but this IS wonderfully catchy and [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Morningbell

Morningbell

THROUGH THE BELLY OF THE SEAOrange This is a “choose your own adventure” record. I kid you not. It’s still indie-pop by numbers, but the gimmick is cute. It doesn’t work overly well in practice, but in theory it’s great. [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Serenity

Serenity

Worlds Untold & Dreams UnlivedNapalm Records Serenity reminds me of classic Dream Theater back when they wrote great songs and not excuses for technical acrobatics. Think “Images & Words” or “Awake” and you will get the idea. Vocalist Georg Neuhauser [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Air

Air

POCKET SYMPHONYAstralwerks Miles away from MOON SAFARI, Air continue their slightly retro pop crusade in earnest. With guest vocals from Jarvis Cocker and an appealing mix of acoustics and electronics, this album is like a poppier cousin to Bark Psychosis’ [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
THE VIRUS HAS BEEN SPREAD: A TRIBUTE TO ATARI TEENAGE RIOT

THE VIRUS HAS BEEN SPREAD: A TRIBUTE TO ATARI TEENAGE RIOT

Dtrash Enjoyable enough compilation of ATR covers by various industrial, gabber, and glitch bands. Some tracks are as good as the originals, others are truly horrid; nothing betters the originals. – Adam Naworal [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized