Re: PMX:2 Thorsday Soundoff

Author:Matt Johnsen
Date:2017-10-05 17:29:06
In Reply To:PMX:2 Thorsday Soundoff by MitchG
Necrophagist - Epitaph. Still godly, even after all the imitators flooded the scene. Well, except for the solos, or should I say solo, because they're all exactly the fucking same.

Poverty's No Crime - Symbiosis, Save My Soul. Two great ones from one of my favorite underappreciated bands.

End Amen - Your Last Orison. This is okay, but should really be better.

Heljareyga - Heljareyga. Tyr, but fast.

Psychotic Waltz - A Social Grace. I didn't get into PW until they had a few albums out, and for some reason, they never caught on with me when I was younger, but I lov the shit out of their stuff now.

Rick Springfield - Working Class Dog. This is the one with "Jesse's Girl" and "I've Done Everything for You," and it's just killer 80s-style power pop through and through. The second album is pretty good, too.

Intronaut - Null, Void. I was an early adopter with Intronaut, and bought the handmade demo (which was later reissued as Null) when it was for sale. I think there's only 100 of them. Great band, and always exploring. I do like the early stuff best, but all of their albums are great.

Jag Panzer - Thane to the Throne, Mechanized Warfare, The Deviant Chord. TDC is not as bad as people are saying. I think it sounds more like early Jag Panzer than their later stuff, but it's well done and to my ears a big improvement over the very dull The Scourge of the Light. While I was at it, I listened to a couple that I rarely reach for. TttT is still too long, and suffers from Harry's overly good enunciation - MacBeth might be a classic play, but it doesn't seem to make for a great rock opera. Mechanized Warfare is excellent, but not as good as the follow-up, Casting the Stones.

Kick Axe - Rock the World. Still on a Kick Axe kick!

Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo - No Mundo Dos Sons. Crazy fusion from a seriously nutty dude. Like if Zappa and Miles made a fusion album together.

Lenny White - Venusian Summer. Worth it for the cover! Really great, burning fusion from most of the big names of the 70s.

Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law. After listening to so much Sacrilege last week, I decided to compare with the early BT stuff. Yup, very Sacrilegious!

Chroming Rose - Pressure, Garden of Eden, Louis XIV. The "good" ones :)

Bussonnet Collignon Godin Vaillant - Wax'In. Astounding jazz from members of Magma and Morglbl!

Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference. Good EP, but a bit too smooth for its own good in places. Kamasi is really rocking the late 70s vibe, still, but he's inching into CTI territory and should be careful!

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