I keep meaning to post these here, and for a while I’ve forgotten. Here are my latest offerings. Love to hear what you think!
Gama Bomb – The Terror Tapes
This is a full review of Gama Bomb’s latest offering. It was outstanding.
Just looking at the cover art of Gama Bomb’s latest release The Terror Tapes throws you back into the days of old thrash demos, albeit with a contemporary twist. This year’s offering, from arguably one of the best thrash acts in the world, launches itself out of your stereo in an unrelenting, in-your-face, old-school thrash attack.
Rhapsody of Fire – Live: From Chaos to Eternity
This is my full review of Rhapsody of Fire’s latest. I’m not normally keen on live releases but this was pretty good.
Given the number of times in which the energy in this recording caused me to stare mindlessly at the wall, completely absorbed in the performance, I would consider Live: From Chaos to Eternity a winner. I can hear the background hum of the audience and that doesn’t bother me. Well, I tell a lie, it did for a start. After a while, it added to the dimensions of the release, to the sense that I could be there, perhaps, with a dash of Zen and a philosophical frame of mind.
Negator – Gates to the Pantheon
This was a short review. Or rather, not-so-short review. I couldn’t help myself but add a bit more to this little review, because the release totally deserved it.
I’m impressed with the band’s development of sonic and stereophonic density in this album; riffs and vocal depth are well paired, development of audio story through landscaping is written and placed well, and the movement of tracks is natural and almost evolutionary. Highly recommended.