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 […]

Hypocrisy – Worship

I idolized Peter Tägtgren when I was younger and Hypocrisy was one of my favorite bands. I was obsessed with aliens, Area 51 and The X Files and loved everything of Hypocrisy. Especially Osculum Obscenum, Abducted and The Final Chapter. The latest years I haven’t followed them much […]

Plebeian Grandstand – Rien Ne Suffit

I feel like avant-garde kind of isn’t avant-garde any more, you know? So many bands mix their metal with noise, electronics and various intricacy nowadays. Kind of like that you’re more original if you DON’T have any tattoos. It’d been better with a pure noise album or a […]

Discography Reviews: Metallica – Load

On Load, the best songs shows a slightly higher class than the ones on Reload. Until it Sleeps is exquisite in its extraordinariness, King Nothing has an Enter Sandman vibe in tempo and feel, a massive song. Hero of the Day is my dark horse to win the […]

Discography Reviews: Metallica – Reload

This will be something of a double review of both Load and Reload, mainly because they are so similar, share the same benefits, the same problems and the songs were also written at the same time. I find these records to be damn swaying and embody obvious profits. […]

Discography Review: Metallica – Garage Inc.

So, it’s a lot of fun to play covers of your favorite songs. Really. But you can do it in the rehearsal space. With your pals. Have some beers and play some covers. It’s fun! You do not have to record it. And IF you do, you do […]