Discography Reviews: Metallica – Ride the Lightning

The beginning of Metallica’s increasing momentum was an inferno of raw brutal metal and style-forming songwriting. Around this time we’re talking about incomparable class right through and on Ride the Lightning some of the band’s greatest classics fight for our attention. The album kicks off with two of […]

Discography Reviews: Metallica – Master of Puppets

What I like best about Master of Puppets is the unconventional riffing. Many bands inspired by Metallica and the first thrash wave make skillful, heavy and qualitative riffs, but completely forget that the founders of the genre were creative and tried themselves about. Often the riffs on Master […]

Discography Reviews: Metallica – …And Justice for All

This I would say is Metallica’s latest (and probably last) album with thoroughly stable song material. Their tendency for collecting volatile series of substance in order to create album impersonations is fortunately lacking here. Justice is solid and concentrated, despite its lenght. We are invited to a loaded […]

Discography Reviews: Metallica – S/T

It is perhaps a strange thing to call an album that has sold over 16 million copies and been number one in 10 countries underrated. But ”Black Album” is, despite its huge success, underrated. Criticism of the more commercial focus has been frequent among fans, nostalgics and random […]

Balimaya Project – Wolo So

A lot of rhythm, horns and a strong jazzy flow all through the album. A really uplifting crossover album that mixes Londons local jazz scene with the traditional folklore beats of the Mandé people of West Africa. Being a drummer myself I truly enjoy the rhythm sections and […]

Mastodon – Hushed and Grim

I have a special way to choose which bands to give a chance and listen too, and which not. Because I really haven’t time to listen to all music out there. If I’m not sure if the band will deserve my time but if the genre and style […]

Krallice – Demonic Wealth

How could I forget about Krallice? A dear friend of mine played some songs from this album recently and he let me guess which band it was. After many wrong guesses I nailed it – it was sweet old Krallice! Out with a new album! And it’s great! […]

ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Agnes – Magic Still Exists

I give you Agnes! And she gives us Magic Still Exists – 35 minutes of disco pop magic. Every beat, sound, melody and chorus hits you at the right spot.  It’s been almost 10 years since Agnes last record came out, and out of nowhere she releases this […]

The Bug – Fire

I loved London Zoo from 2008, that release from The Bug was one of my favorite albums coming out of the grime/dubstep scene. I still listen to it often. Fire is in the same style which perhaps should be a bit outdated by now, but it really really […]

Black Dresses – Forever in Your Heart

Best new punk album in a while, even though this album on the surface is in a totally different universe than everything we usually associates to punk rock. But beyond superficial things like instruments and looks, it’s the same. Young people being rebellious, doing what the fuck they […]