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 […]

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 […]

Discography Review: Metallica – St. Anger

A severely lousy record. A frontal stomach splash. A pathetic attempt to combine sounds and tones in hope that it will remind of music. The band was in a state of disintegration during the recording and the disharmony between the band members is clearly heard through the speakers, […]

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 […]

Papangu – Holoceno

This album is like it was made exclusively for me. What do I love? Avant-garde music, extreme metal, jazz, Mastodon and Magma. And what does the debut album of Papangu contain? All of the above.  The enormously talented Brazil youngsters has an obvious Mastodon influence, and Magma perhaps even […]

Death SS – Ten

It’s impossible for me to write about Death SS without mentioning Swedish giants Ghost, so probably this review will be more about Ghost than Death SS, we’ll see.  Death SS, the Italian cult horror heavy metal band, was one of Tobias Forges big influences when forming Ghost and […]

RECENT CREAM by Monroe (VOL 1)

12 new good tunes for people who like good music. Picked by yours truly, Sam Monroe. Take a good listen, you will thank me! MAGDALENA BAY – Hysterical Us 2. THE BUG (feat. Irah) – Demon 3. GHOST – Hunter’s Moon 4. SELF ESTEEM – Fucking Wizardry 5. […]

Discography Review: Metallica – Hardwired… to Self-Destruct

Metallica have become a band who tries to be smarter than they are. They are a gang of savage riffing rockheads, but I feel that they so bad want to be artistic innovators or creative geniuses.  Therefore this albums sounds kind of like an overthought Guide Michelin-dish, crafted […]