Re: PMX2 Weekly Playlist thread

Author:Matt Johnsen
Date:2019-02-28 18:14:02
In Reply To:PMX2 Weekly Playlist thread by BenMech
Raspberries - Raspberries, Fresh Raspberries, Starting Over. Why not Side 3? Who can say. I always want to like Raspberries more than I do, and I'll be damned if this listen didn't actually help me to achieve that lofty goal.

Crypt Sermon - second album. Steve told me the title, but I forgot. Still good!

ADX - Suprematie. Good speedy melodic metal.

Scott Mcgill's Hand Farm - Ripe. Usually when I want to listen to Scott, I grab one of the McGill/Manring/Stevens albums, but of his proper solo stuff, this is definitely the best. Very Holdsworthian.

James Murphy - Convergence. I was so psyched when this came out, and so let down when I heard it. It's better than I remembered, but I guess I would rather have gotten a second Disincarnate album.

Seun Kuti + Fela's Egypt 80 - Many Things. I just discovered there's a fourth Seun Kuti album, released last year, so I spun his first solo outing to tide myself over until I get it.

Negativa - Negativa. Seems like this band is kind of overlooked, but for my money, these three tunes are a better extension of Obscura-era Gorguts than anything that actual band did afterwards. So many weird string noises!

Dream Troll - The Witch's Curse. Still fun. Looking forward to the new one.

Disillusion - Back to Times of Splendor, Gloria. BtToS remains epic. Gloria is cool, too, and I don't object to the style change at all, but I do wish the singer's clean vocals were, well, good.

Astigarraga Thrower - Aiako Harria. Basque Bolt Thrower clones. Weird, right? They pretty much nail it, except that the guitar tone is pure HM-2, so it's like Nihilist covering tunes from In Battle There Is No Law. And it's actually sung in Basque, which is great.

Mew - Mew with Copenhagen Philharmonic. I'm not normally big on rock band + orchestra, but Mew can do no wrong. Very nice arrangements, and Jonas sounds great, as always.

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue. My first "grown up" record was a 45 of "Turn to Stone," and I would always cite it as my favorite song, until I discovered The Police a couple years later, when I was 6. This is a fun album, and I do appreciate Jeff Lynne's deep devotion to the vocoder.

Jaguar - Power Games. One of my NWOBHM faves. Not sure I ever heard another of their albums, although I do have some comp of early recordings called Opening the Enclosure. Demos, or BBC sessions, or something. I almost never listen to that.

The Black Sea Orchestra - The Black Sea Project. Found this while looking for more Ivo Papasov stuff. It's fucking amazing! It's like if Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi band ganged up with Papasov's Bulgarian Wedding Band. Deep spiritual jazz with strange traditional Bulgarian folk influences. My kinda shit!

Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness. The best MA by a million miles.

Dismember - Like an Everlflowing Stream. I always enjoy this about 10% more than I expect to.

Allan Holdsworth - Secrets, Metal Fatugue. For years, I never listened to Metal Fatigue, Sand, or Atavachron, because all I could remember was the nonstop synthaxe. But, there's really not too much on this. It's basically a limper Road Games, which is fine! I wish there were fewer vocal tracks, but that's true of basically every Holdsworth solo album with vocals. Secrets, too, of course, but unlike those others, Secrets is an album I often return to. It's prob my fave Holdsworth solo album, except for maybe IOU.

Crimson Glory - Transcendence. Never a bad time for this!

Sodom - Persecution Mania. Or this! Kit said they played an oldschool set on 70,000 tons. I am massively jealous, and I REALLY want to see them with Blackfire back in the band.

Pitch Shifter - Desensitized. The greatest industrial metal album evah.

Overkill - Last Man Standing. This is an EP with some non-album tracks, but also two tunes from the sure-to-suck new disc. I want to say, again, that I am not cool with Blitz's mustache, at all. Not one bit. Shave it, Bobby!

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