Monday, November 1, 2010

Albums Listened To In October (86)

A month of ups and downs, October - with my favorite holiday, Halloween - is officially over. And with it we move onto the season of gorging ourselves for a weekend, with a flimsy grasp of the original reason, and sales sales sales! It also happens to be my birthday in a week. Yippie.

Moving on:

The Good
I really liked the new Black Sleep of Kali, Our slow Decay, I still have their original EP/Demo release to get to yet, but I really like their version of doom/sludge. Thrills Kills and Sunday Pill by Grinspoon was an amazing display of alternative rock - one of the best I heard in a long time. It's an instant classic, and I immediately added it to my 'Favorite Albums' list. The collection of the Black Spiders EPs I have (three of them) is worth a listen. Their combination of groove, stoner and rock'n'rool is something to behold. I await a full-length release from this new generation of music and sound. The 2010 release by Titan was another great album to behold. Wonderful for anyone who likes progressive metal. I have a full-length article about the album coming up in a few days, so check back for more. Also, John Arch's A Twist of Fate was amazing, but I've already gone into that...


The Bad (Alright)
I listened to Bison B.C.'s two albums and I just couldn't get into them. Not my style I guess. And Acajou's Latin Lover and Hulk's Cowboy Coffee and Burned Knives were both ok, but they didn't offer anything new or exciting. Just same old, same old music. An alright listen, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it all either.

The Ugly
The Perfect Rat's Endangered Languages was horrible. It's like a jazz/rock fusion, which would be cool except that over the music (which was pretty good) they have a monotone spoken word track. For every track. For every track. For. Every. Track. The only song without this little dash of flavor was damn good, but the rest was unbearable. In a similar vein, the Poweraxe EP, Slaughter The Animals, Poison The Earth, was bad. I already reviewed it, but I feel it should be made mention of again.

Discographies
Acid Bath
Bison B.C.
Dax Riggs
Iron Man
Lou Reed
The Velvet Underground
  1. AC/DC - High Voltage
  2. Acajou - Latin Lover - New 
  3. Acid Bath - Pagan Terrorism Tactics
  4. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
  5. Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge
  6. Amazing Journey - One Night In New York City (3 Discs) - New 
  7. Andrew Clayton - Demo - New
  8. Andrew W.K. - Mother Of Mankind - New
  9. Ancestral House Of The Sun - Ancestral House Of The Sun - New 
  10. Bandito - 2009 EP - New
  11. Bison B.C. - Dark Ages - New
  12. Bison B.C. - Quiet Earth - New
  13. Black Math Horseman - Wyllt - New 
  14. Black Sleep Of Kali - Our Slow Decay - New 
  15. Black Space Riders - Black Space Riders - New
  16. Black Spiders - Cinco Hombres (Diez Cojones) (EP) - New
  17. Black Spiders - No Goats In The Omen (EP) - New
  18. Black Spiders - St. Peter (EP) - New 
  19. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle Earth 
  20. Brain Police - Master Brain (EP) - New
  21. Buffalo Gun - The Bad (EP) - New
  22. Cherry Choke - Cherry Choke - New
  23. Clutch - Blast Tyrant
  24. Creek Devil - Burnout - New
  25. Cygnus and The Sea Monsters - One Night In Chicago - New
  26. Cojones - Sunrise - New
  27. Dax Riggs - Say Goodnight To The World
  28. Dax Riggs - We Sing of Only Blood or Love
  29. The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love 
  30. Deep Purple - Machine Head
  31. The Divine Baze Orchestra - Once We Were Born... - New
  32. Dream Evil - Evilized
  33. Elf - Carolina County Ball 
  34. Free Reign - Tragedy (EP) - New
  35. Gandhi's Gunn - Thirtyeahs - New
  36. Grinspoon - Thrills Kills and Sunday Pills - New 
  37. HellYeah - Stampede - New
  38. Howl - Howl (EP) - New
  39. Hulk - Cowboy Coffee and Burned Knives - New
  40. Ice Dragon - The Burl, The Earth, The Aether - New
  41. Iron Man - Black Night - New
  42. Iron Man - I Have Returned - New 
  43. Iron Man - Submission (EP) 
  44. Iron Thrones - The Wretched Sun (EP) - New
  45. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (EP)
  46. John Arch - A Twist Of Fate (EP) - New
  47. John Arch - A Twist Of Fate (EP) 
  48. Judas Priest - British Steel 
  49. Kaihoro - Skyhook - New
  50. Kamni - Kamni (EP) - New 
  51. LÃ¥ngfinger - Skygrounds - New
  52. Lou Reed - Berlin - New
  53. Lou Reed - Rock 'N' Roll Animal
  54. Lou Reed - Transformer - New
  55. Mississippi Bones - Mississippi Bones - New
  56. Monster Magnet - Mastermind - New
  57. Ogre - Dawn Of The Proto-Man
  58. Olde Crone - Olde Crone - New
  59. The Perfect Rat - Endangered Languages - New 
  60. Poweraxe - Slaughter The Animals, Poison The Earth (EP) - New
  61. Queen - A Night At The Opera
  62. Red Giant - Dysfunctional Majesty - New 
  63. Reel Big Fish - Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album 
  64. Reel Big Fish and Zolof The Rock and Roll Destroyer - Duet All Night Long (EP)
  65. Rum Rebellion - Cruisin' For A Boozin'
  66. Rush - Caress Of Steel 
  67. Rush - Moving Pictures
  68. Rush - Rush 
  69. Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus - New 
  70. Samsara Blues Experiment - Long Distance Trip - New
  71. Shellfin - Stay For Tea (EP) - New 
  72. Stone Oak Cosmonaut - Into The Multiverse - New 
  73. Styx - The Grand Illusion 
  74. The Soulbreaker Company - Hot Smoke and Heavy Blues - New
  75. The Soulbreaker Company - Itaca - New
  76. The Soulbreaker Company - The Pink Alchemist - New
  77. Titan - Sweet Dreams - New
  78. Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman - One Man Revolution
  79. The Tossers - The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death
  80. Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards
  81. The Velvet Underground - Loaded - New
  82. The Velvet Underground - Squeeze - New
  83. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground - New
  84. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico 
  85. The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
  86. Yellow #5 - Demon Crossing - New

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