Re: Nos' Love & Hate: January (so far)


Author:Pirage
Date:2018-01-10 17:00:39
In Reply To:Nos' Love & Hate: January (so far) by Nosferatwo
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Let's take a look at some of the albums I've heard so far this year.

Love:

Ammunition - Ammunition

Erik Martensson strikes again. I don't know why he needs so many bands, but this one is good too. They do tend to start sounding the same, but I like this about as much as the last Eclipse record. The singer sounds like Ronnie Atkins here, Klaus Meine there. Cool album.
Not available to us plebs in the underground.

Thundermother - Thundermother

These ladies are doing AC/DC better than they are these days. Their guitar tone sounds so much like them, and it's good meat-and-potatoes rock and roll. The new lineup kicks ass, as the whole record was cut live in the studio. Sadly, the video they put out is probably my least favorite song, so it's not a good example.
I'll give it a shot but I doubt it will be for me.

Hate:

Magnum - Lost On The Road To Eternity

I don't hate it, and it's not bad, but it is rather disappointing. The songs are lacking the usual Magnum spark. The best one features Tobias Sammet, which is no coincidence. The rest is very long, and kind of boring.
Lead song is quite good. I am hopeful personally but Magnum have never been a fave of mine.

Machine Head - Catharsis

This is the soundtrack to a mid-life crisis. A truly wretched album, I fear for Robb Flynn's mental state listening to this. It's just so bad on so many levels. A lot of the lyrics made me laugh, and cringe, that they came from a fifty year old. The music isn't good either, so it's an easy front-runner to be the biggest pile of trash of the year.
The new song I heard was quite good. Not huge on MH in general. I'm going to see them live later in the year for old time's sake. Haven't seen them since 2001. Bloody hell that makes me feel terribly old!

I have heard a few albums so far this year but only once has moved me to any small degree. Strikeback - The Plague. Some thrash, nothing you need to pollute your brains with.

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