Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Earthshaker

Earthshaker - Earthshaker - 1983
Earthshaker - Midnight Flight = ミッドナイト・フライト - 1984
Earthshaker - Fugitive - 1984
Earthshaker - Passion - 1985
Earthshaker - Quarter - 2008
01. Earthshaker - Earthshaker, 1983 CD Album Reissue
     Nexus - KICS 2901
     Reissue from 2007
02. Earthshaker - Midnight Flight = ミッドナイト・フライト, 1984 CD Album Reissue Remastered
     Nexus - KICS 2903
     Reissue from 2007 -
03. Earthshaker - Fugitive, 1984 CD Album Reissue Remastered
     Nexus International, Nexus - KICS 2902, KICS 2902
     Reissue from 2007
04. Earthshaker - Passion, 1985 CD Album Reissue
     Nexus - KICS 2100
     Reissue from 1991
05. Earthshaker - Quarter, 2008 CD Album
     Danger Crue - XNDC-10028
Yes, Japanese heavy metal. But no, this post shall not be as enthusiastic as usual when dealing with Eastern riff makers, for this stuff is almost bad. There are good songs, i.e. songs with a great rocking heavy metal background. But there are too many awful pieces of shit radio ballads or simply mediocre attempts at a hit. Plus the good songs are invariably poisoned by keyboards and the vocals are waaaaayyyyyyy too pop, at least they have the typical Japanese vibe. I had bought the first LP because of the flying V on the cover and was disappointed it sounded weaker than Scorpions' Tokyo Tapes. I recently found a short stash of cheap CDs so gave Earthshaker another chances 20 years later, but it still does not work for me. They released twelve billion albums, I have only heard these five, maybe an exceptional release exists that I should listen to? Now back to the real heavyweights Anthem and Loudness.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Reload: Type O Negative

Type O Negative - Wolf Moon - 0
Type O Negative - Slow, Deep And Hard - 1991
Type O Negative - Slow, Deep And Hard - 1991
Type O Negative - The Origin Of The Feces (Not Live At Brighton Beach) - 1992
Type O Negative - The Origin Of The Feces (Not Live At Brighton Beach) - 1992
Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses - 1993
Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses - 1993
Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses - 1993
Type O Negative - Christian Woman - 1993
Type O Negative - Live, Rare And Hard - 1994
Type O Negative - Suicide Is Self Expression - 1994
Type O Negative - The Origin Of The Feces - 1994
Type O Negative - Happiness I Cannot Feel.. Love To Me Is So Unreal.. - 1995
Type O Negative - Slower, Deeper And Harder - 1995
Type O Negative - We Suck... - 1995
Type O Negative - Even Snow Dies - 1995
Type O Negative - October Rust - 1996
Type O Negative - Steel O Dick - 1996
Type O Negative - World Coming Down - 1999
Type O Negative - Life Is Killing Me - 2003
Type O Negative - Dead Again - 2007
Type O Negative - Dead Again - 2008
Type O Negative - Dead Again - 2008
Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses (The Demos) - 2016
01. Type O Negative - Wolf Moon, 0 CDr Unofficial Release
     Remasters - none
     Fucked up CDR, only 2 tracks survived
02. Type O Negative - Slow, Deep And Hard, 1991 Vinyl LP Album
     Roadracer Records, Roadracer Records - RO 9313-1, RO 9313 1
03. Type O Negative - Slow, Deep And Hard, 1991 CD Album
     Roadracer Records, Roadracer Records - RO 9313-2, RO 9313 2
04. Type O Negative - The Origin Of The Feces (Not Live At Brighton Beach), 1992 Vinyl LP Album
     Roadracer Records, Roadracer Records - RO 9174-1, RO 9174 1
05. Type O Negative - The Origin Of The Feces (Not Live At Brighton Beach), 1992 CD Album
     Roadracer Records, Roadracer Records - RO 9174 2, RO 9174-2
06. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses, 1993 Vinyl LP Album x 2
     Roadrunner Records - RR-9100-1
07. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses, 1993 CD Album
     Roadrunner Records - RR 9100-5
08. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses, 1993 CD Album
     Roadrunner Records - RR-9100-2
09. Type O Negative - Christian Woman, 1993 CD Single
     Roadrunner Records - RR 2378-3
10. Type O Negative - Live, Rare And Hard, 1994 CD Unofficial Release Compilation
     Daniel Records - DR 0294 , Compilation
     Contains 11 songs by: Type O Negative, Carnivore
11. Type O Negative - Suicide Is Self Expression, 1994 CD Unofficial Release
     Not On Label - none , Compilation
     Tracks 1-9 Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik 10-16-94. Track 10 Demo. - Contains 11 songs by: Laibach, Type O Negative - Contains 11 songs by: Type O Negative, Laibach
12. Type O Negative - The Origin Of The Feces, 1994 CD Album Reissue
     Roadrunner Records - RR 9006-2
13. Type O Negative - Happiness I Cannot Feel.. Love To Me Is So Unreal.., 1995 CD Compilation Unofficial Release
     Slow Death Records, Slow Death Records - sld 8993, SLD 8993 , Compilation
     Contains 11 songs by: Type O Negative, Carnivore
14. Type O Negative - Slower, Deeper And Harder, 1995 CD Compilation Unofficial Release
     Not On Label, Daniel Records - TON 01-95, DR 595
15. Type O Negative - We Suck..., 1995 CD Unofficial Release
     Fight Back Records - FBR 009
16. Type O Negative - Even Snow Dies, 1995 CD Unofficial Release
     Octopus - OCTO 092 , Compilation
     Contains 8 songs by: Laibach, Type O Negative - Contains 8 songs by: Type O Negative, Laibach
17. Type O Negative - October Rust, 1996 CD Album
     Roadrunner Records - RR 8874-2
18. Type O Negative - Steel O Dick, 1996 CD Unofficial Release
     Roadruiner Records - PROMO CD 965 211-2
19. Type O Negative - World Coming Down, 1999 CD Album Promo
     Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records - RR PROMO 443, RR Promo 443
20. Type O Negative - Life Is Killing Me, 2003 CD Album
     Roadrunner Records - 1686184382
21. Type O Negative - Dead Again, 2007 CD Album
     Steamhammer - SPV 99192 CD
22. Type O Negative - Dead Again, 2008 Vinyl LP Album x 2, Vinyl LP, DVD DVD-Video, File MP3 Album x 10, Box Set Limited Edition
     Steamhammer - SPV 99199 3LP+DVD Ltd. Box
23. Type O Negative - Dead Again, 2008 Vinyl LP Album x 2, Vinyl LP, DVD DVD-Video, File MP3 Album x 10, Box Set Limited Edition
     Steamhammer - SPV 99199 3LP+DVD Ltd. Box
24. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses (The Demos), 2016 CD Compilation Limited Edition Unofficial Release
     Carnivore Fanclub Records - CARFC0001
Requested: rezerred.
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Forbidden

Forbidden - Forbidden Evil - 1988
Forbidden - Raw Evil - Live At The Dynamo - 1989
Forbidden - Twisted Into Form - 1990
Forbidden - Distortion - 1995
Forbidden - Green - 1996
Forbidden - Omega Wave - 2010
01. Forbidden - Forbidden Evil, 1988 CD Album Reissue
     Century Media - 9962152
     Reissue from 2008
02. Forbidden - Raw Evil - Live At The Dynamo, 1989 CD EP
     Combat - 88561-2009-2
03. Forbidden - Twisted Into Form, 1990 CD Album Reissue
     Century Media - 66026-2
     Reissue from 1999
04. Forbidden - Distortion, 1995 CD Album
     Fierce Recordings, Mayhem Records Ltd. - 11091-2, 11091-2
     Reissue from 1997
05. Forbidden - Green, 1996 CD Album
     Pavement Music - 76962-32256-2
06. Forbidden - Omega Wave, 2010 CD Album
     Nuclear Blast - NB 2576-2
Classic thrash metal! Forbidden were (are?) that kind of versatile entity that knows how to be heavy, catchy and crunchy at the same time while never selling out to any trend (outside thrash metal). Intensity, speed and melody: zer & rezer. If pressured by the taxonomy police, I would put them in the league of Flotsam & Jetsam | Lääz Rockit | Death Angel | Heathen. Their pristine discography bangs your head with class and energy - yes, on Green and Distortion too, do not listen to disgruntled purists who disapproved of the slight modernization of their sound in the 90s, these are two amazing albums. When in need of pure metal that rocks solid skulls while not obliterating the sound waves in war metal fashion, Forbidden is the perfect choice. Hard to pick a favorite, but if pressured by the ranking police, I would say Twisted Into Form and Omega Wave are two masterpieces that deserve to be played and replayed many times at 11. Thrash til zer!
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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Reload: Kinghorse

Kinghorse - Kinghorse - 1990 01. Kinghorse - Kinghorse, 1990 CD
     Caroline Records - CAROL 1615-2
Requested: rezerred.
A FLAC link to the 1988-1992 compilation is welcome!
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Critical Defiance - Misconception

Critical Defiance - Misconception - 2019 01. Critical Defiance - Misconception, 2019 CD Album
     Unspeakable Axe Records - UAR053
Chilean thrash murder! If you liked yesterday's Erosion reload, stay tuned. This CD is so exciting it is one of the zerrest highlights of my 2019. It explodes with fast, concise, aggressive thrash metal nurtured from solid 80s roots while delivering modern virtuosity and impact. This is bliss to the demanding thrashonaut. Critical Defiance draw from many influences but could be summarily described as an attack of Holy Moses | Erosion techno-thrash with expert twin guitars and superb arrangements of Acrophet level. Not reinventing the wheel but driving it fast and loud to the precise and final destination: the back of your skull. Killer triplazering thrashification of the zeriverse!
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Monday, November 4, 2019

Spirit Adrift - Divided By Darkness

Spirit Adrift - Divided By Darkness - 2019 01. Spirit Adrift - Divided By Darkness, 2019 CD Album
     20 Buck Spin - SPIN115
I discovered this band with this third album of theirs and despite the silly artwork a large smile of satisfaction has occupied my face since. This is golden heavy metal of the doom sort in the vein of recent masters like Crypt Sermon or old ones like Solstice. If large metal with a propensity for slowness, a great deal of guitar work and haunting melodies is your thing, think no more and click. The whole thing is more original than this feeble attempt at a description suggests, partly thanks to the excellent singing that subtly differs from what you'd expect in this context and partly because even if Spirit Adrift do not slow down as much as Procession, King Goat or Fvneral Fvkk, they know how to create similarly addictive songs.
Links to FLAC rips of the first two albums are of course very welcome.
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Friday, November 1, 2019

United

United - Bloody But Unbowed - 1990
United - Human Zoo - 1992
United - No IQ - 1996
United - Reload - 1997
United - Distorted Vision - 1999
United - Infectious Hazard - 2001
United - Core - 2002
United - Nine - 2005
United - Tear Of Illusions - 2011
United - Scars Of The Wasted Years - 2012
United - Absurdity - 2018
01. United - Bloody But Unbowed, 1990 CD Album
     Howling Bull - HBR-F0001
02. United - Human Zoo, 1992 CD Album
     Howling Bull - HBR-F0009
03. United - No IQ, 1996 CD Album
     Metal Blade Records - 3984-14107-2
04. United - Reload, 1997 CD Album Remastered
     Victor - VICP-5821
05. United - Distorted Vision, 1999 CD Album
     Howling Bull America - HBA 007
     Reissue from 2001
06. United - Infectious Hazard, 2001 CD Album
     Howling Bull Records - HWCA-1039
07. United - Core, 2002 CD Album
     Howling Bull Entertainment, Inc. - HWCA-1081
08. United - Nine, 2005 CD Album
     Howling Bull - HWCA-1104
09. United - Tear Of Illusions, 2011 CD Album
     Spiritual Beast - IUCP-16102
10. United - Scars Of The Wasted Years, 2012 CD Album Stereo
     413Tracks - FTCS-2494
11. United - Absurdity, 2018 CD Album
     Spiritual Beast - IUCP-16292
NRAR with the latest release Absurdity. The remarks from the 2013 post still stand: large influences from Metallica in the early days, larger influences from Exodus and much increased heaviosity in the releases since Reload (LOL or was this an intended pun and farewell to the Gaytallica of the 90s?). Plain rocking thrash metal, then deadly aggressive thrash metal: heart-shaped fingers. Now the newest album Absurdity: contains killer songs BUT the disgraceful, artificial tone of the kick drum prevents the album to gain five stars like its savage predecessors. Computers are great, just don't abuse with sampling in your mix! Still a great album that shall break some necks and bang that head. United have been a staple of the Japanese thrash metal scene for almost four decades, and with Outrage they are the least Japanese-sounding entity of the lot. Is this why Gotsu Totsu Kotsu, Jurassic Jade, Yasha and many others are more exciting? Value is subjective, nobody can answer. Let's just blast the monster Tear Of Illusion one more time to be sure. Exploding thrashisation of the triplazering legends!
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