It's Thursday!

Author:Kevin Madden
Date:2020-05-07 23:49:52
This week:

Barren Cross -State of Control
Revisited this thanks to the "Talk is Jericho" podcast which had a classic album clash pitting State of Control vs Atomic Arena. SoC has some really good songs (and some really bad lyrics, naturally) and the performances are pretty good, too. This led me to watch the "reunion" concert video on Youtube. Surprisingly, they still have it. Michael Lee is a pretentious boob, but he can still sing. The less said about the lyrics, the better. Only just found out via this podcast that there is ANOTHER bonus track that apparently was on the original Canadian release in place of the best song on the album, "2000 years". This tune is called "Your Love Gives" and it's not great. On the US CD, the bonus track was "Escape in the Night" which is just ok, but I didn't find out about until several years after the original release. My original cassette had neither song. I can't imagine how pissed I would have been to have lived in Canada and missed out on 2000 Years for Your Love Gives all these years!

Speaking of podcasts, I listened to a couple of the Devin Townsend podcasts (Ocean Machine, Infinity, and Terria so far) which inspired me to listen to some Devin. I also watched the Strapping Young Lad video on youtube from the 2006 Download fest. He's a funny dude sometimes.

Devin Townsend - Epicloud
Devin Townsend - Dark Matters
Devin Townsend - Sky Blue
Devin Townsend - Transcendence
Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine Live
Devin Townsend - Ki
Devin Townsend - Addicted

Helloween - The Time of the Oath
Conception - State of Deception
Beyond Twilight - For the Love of Art and the Making
Beyond Twilight - The Devil's Hall of Fame
Dead Soul Tribe - A Murder of Crows
Dead Soul Tribe - The January Tree
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