Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Living Colour

Living Colour - The Paris Concert - 2009
Living Colour - The Paris Concert - 2009
Living Colour - Shade - 2017
01. Living Colour - The Paris Concert, 2009 CD Album x 2
     In-Akustik - INAK 9093 2CD
02. Living Colour - The Paris Concert, 2009 CD Album x 2
     In-Akustik - INAK 9093 2CD
03. Living Colour - Shade, 2017 CD Album
     Megaforce Records - none
To complete the main LC post, here come the two latest releases by the living legends of hard rock. The live album is another tour de force of spotless, first class, soulful, magnificent delivery of their best songs (to be accurate, I know no bad song in their discography). From execution to sound production, this recording is the ultimate gem, possibly better than than their other live albums. Shade furthers the establishment of Living Colour as a monument of perfection in the hard rocking music department. The songs are shorter, simpler in structure but still over the top as far as instrument expertise goes, and maybe a bit moodier than on their previous releases - and all the more excellent. Hard to rank this marvel among their other albums, for me it is just the superb beast I was not expecting, the surprise effect boosts the enthusiasm all the more. One amazing piece of infectious top notch hard rock!
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PS: don't know what's going on with Blogger - probably a side-effect of the activation of the collectivist GDPR crap, but I do not receive your comments in my email these days. I shall be slow to respond. The FB group is of course open to anyone for faster interaction.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Heresy - Face Up To It! (Expanded 30th Anniversary Edition)

Heresy - Face Up To It! (Expanded 30th Anniversary Edition) - 2018 01. Heresy - Face Up To It! (Expanded 30th Anniversary Edition), 2018 CD Album Remastered Special Edition
     Boss Tuneage, Break The Connection Records - BTRCRS096, NOE009
Hyprazer of the rezer! This is not just another reissue of the eternal classic, it is a complete remix from the original masters. And yes, it does sound much better - especially the drums - so much that I doubt I'll ever listen to the 1988 mix again nor any of the remasters. This is the 4th version I have of this album, and it is by far the best. One of my all-time favorite albums entirely rejuvenated at last, it is Christmas! This release also contains the tracks that were only available on the Japanese version back then. And all the songs now sound deadlier, sharper, more intense and even faster (of course not) than when we were all young and slim. 80s hardcore forever totalizer of the thrashcore triplazer!
NB: true fans will certainly want to buy the CD or the CD/LP version to support this achievement. Boss Tuneage are the fastest mailorder on the planet, got my copy in 4 days.
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Acid Bath + Agents Of Oblivion

Acid Bath - Edits - 1994
Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops - 1994
Acid Bath - Paegan Terrorism Tactics - 1996
Agents Of Oblivion - Agents Of Oblivion - 2000
01. Acid Bath - Edits, 1994 CD Promo
     Rotten Records - none
02. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops, 1994 CD Album
     Rotten Records - 2095-2
03. Acid Bath - Paegan Terrorism Tactics, 1996 CD Album
     Rotten Records - 3000-2
04. Agents Of Oblivion - Agents Of Oblivion, 2000 CD Album
     Rotten Records - CD-3005-2
Classic of classics! In the highest galaxy of the EZTT shine these unmatched marvels of rocking sludge hypnosis. The Kite incarnates the perfection of harshness in heavy duty mesmerizing sludge thrash that combines the best of Eyehategod with the best of Soundgarden, only 9287 times better than the best of both: sweetness and destruction, black fairy tales and endless corrosion. This album forever sits in my desert island top 5 - the unparalleled output of a unique sound of composition genius with more feeling than a Bad Brains classic. You will also cry with the incredible Tactics that focuses on the more subtle and lighter side of their craft. Another stellar perfection that is the seed of the equally amazing Agents Of Oblivion album. That singer is just one of the best voices in the entire rock music industry (while the other brain of Acid Bath went on with the black metal thrashing of Goatwhore). I'll just stop typing pointless words now because only your aural orifices can accurately conduct the über greatness deployed at every second of these gems. Zer, rezer, triplazer and eternal intensification of all zerification.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Concrete Sox - Whoops, Sorry Vicar! reissue

Concrete Sox - Whoops, Sorry Vicar! - 1987 01. Concrete Sox - Whoops, Sorry Vicar!, 1987 CD Album Reissue
     Speedstate Records - SSR-004
     Reissue from 2003
So as not to slow down my cheese & saucisson consumption, here is a quick and easy post with this excellent reissue with many bonus tracks of this minor UK crossover classic. Moustache!
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Cretin - Freakery - 2006
Cretin - Stranger - 2014
01. Cretin - Freakery, 2006 CD Album
     Relapse Records - RR 6685-2
02. Cretin - Stranger, 2014 CD Album
     Relapse Records - RR7266
All right, I am taking off for a vacation, so I will just leave the Cretin here to entertain your lust for dirty, sleazy, nasty, brutish and short grindcore. Priceless stuff that any fan of Rupture's Cunt Of God or, of course, Repulsion already worships. Freakery has more of the Rupture punk feel, Stranger has a slightly more polished production - both deliver AAA straightforward neck-bending 80s-resuscitating megathrashing grindcore. Complete triplazering terrorizer megazer!
Next post no sooner than in a full week of at least seven days.
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Monday, May 7, 2018


Exciter - Heavy Metal Maniac - 1983
Exciter - Violence And Force - 1984
Exciter - Long Live The Loud - 1985
Exciter - Unveiling The Wicked - 1986
Exciter - Exciter - 1988
Exciter - Kill After Kill - 1992
Exciter - Better Live Than Dead - 1993
Exciter - The Dark Command - 1997
Beehler - Messages To The Dead - 2011
01. Exciter - Heavy Metal Maniac, 1983 CD Album Reissue
     Rock Brigade Records, Die Hard Records, Voice Music, Rock Machine Records - EHMM 001, EHMM 001, EHMM 001, EHMM 001
     Reissue from 2005
02. Exciter - Violence And Force, 1984 CD Album Reissue
     Steamhammer - SPV 076-18452 CD
     Reissue from 1999
03. Exciter - Long Live The Loud, 1985 CD Album Reissue
     Megaforce Records - MEGA1986
     Reissue from 2005
04. Exciter - Unveiling The Wicked, 1986 CD Album Reissue Remastered
     Megaforce Records - MEGA1987
     Reissue from 2005
05. Exciter - Exciter, 1988 CD Album
     Maze Music - MMACD 6000
06. Exciter - Kill After Kill, 1992 CD Album
     Noise International - N 0192-2
07. Exciter - Better Live Than Dead, 1993 CD Album
     Bleeding Hearts Records - CDBLEED 5
08. Exciter - The Dark Command, 1997 CD Album Promo
     Osmose Productions - OPCD 059
09. Beehler - Messages To The Dead, 2011 CD Album
     High Roller Records - HRR 200 CD
Speed metal hell! On that day of 1983, I bought in the same store Kill'Em'All, Court In The Act, Forged In Fire and Heavy Metal Maniac, and I have spent the past 35 years trying to figure out which one I liked the most among these legendary records - because everyone knows lists and ranks must be kept up to date. That first Exciter album is a milestone in the saga of speed metal, it is a complete masterpiece. The roughness of the production adds to the meanness of the chainsaw songs, and unstoppable headbanging ensues. This was the beginning of a new era in heavy metal - right before Show No Mercy, a step up in heaviness from Judas Priest and co. Absolute first class! The following two albums are almost better, especially the super classic Violence And Force, then up to the vicious and raging Kill After Kill they recycle with great inspiration and energy their own formula, but the established fan does not feel the breeze of novelty anymore, and then there is that amazing live release featuring all the best songs. After the mid 90s, variable line ups (which often included only the original guitarist)  released albums that were less to my liking, but I have not given these enough attention to really know. Let us concentrate on their first decade of aggression, these albums are as awesome as their artwork is horrible. Extra triplazer cult of speed metal! Long live heavy metal force and violence until everything becomes nothing!
The original trio is touring!
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Noise Annoys - Third Try

Noise Annoys - Third Try - 1991 01. Noise Annoys - Third Try, 1991 CD Album
     Virgin - 261 698
Punk rock, remember? From the rocking, catchy, radio-friendly branch of the punk family tree came Noise Annoys, and then they were gone. This is party background material, you may even sing a chorus or two,  raising your lukewarm beer while cruising that blue-haired non-binary person. While I can be easily irritated by this harmless kind of punk, I have always loved this album, maybe because of my positive bias towards any noise coming from Germany. This album actually rocks!
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