An album which encompasses almost every genre and musical nuance you can imagine in a superb set of 11 songs
‘Damned if You Do’ is record number two of Metal Church after the legendary Mike Howe rejoined the band in 2014. The return of Howe, who already enriched albums like ‘Hanging in Balance’ with his great voice, gave a real push for the powerhouse.
This release from Opeth, into theirs and the Red Rocks, live catalog, is further proof of how immense it can be when a band and venue compliment each other so well.
To be clear, all these songs are brilliant and it’s a great experience to listen to ‘Bound by Silence’ with the fantastic John Bush doing the vocals.
After giving Peace a first listen our HiFi speakers reminisced bands such as Sir Lord Baltimore and Led Zeppelin and the combination of a different atmosphere in the band brought forth by the new drummer Oskar. The hypnotic catchy drum patterns, hypnotizing minor guitar scales and vocals from the graveyard were everything we expected and more.
The new album, Meditations, isn’t terrible by any means, it just feels uninspired
Queen of Time is one ambitious album that shares a tale about the rise and fall of civilization. One could compare it to stories from lost civilizations in history such as Atlantis, or others can interpret it as the downfall of our present-day reality that doomsday could be upon us.
Anthrax is more than deserving of their placement in the Big 4 of Thrash. Basically revolutionizing, if not inventing, their own brand of fast-paced, crossover sound, they have remained one of those bands that are the very definition of Thrash as a fun genre.
This is one of those bands I’ve always cheered on and hoped for bigger and better things. It’s not too late for the late Mark Reale’s band to dominate the music world, and hopefully, Armor of Light will drive them to that point.
The first time I saw them was on the free Ozzfest back in 2007 (the only one I ever attended.) I watched their whole set despite not being a fan of their sound prior to the festival while doing my research and absolutely hated them.