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  • Adam "MCA" Yauch - R.I.P.

    5 mai 2012, 16h31m

    A long time ago. Back when I was a kid, I wasn't even a teenager at this point, I went to the record store and got my first album that I bought with my own hard earned allowance money. That album was actually about my age, but that didn't matter MTV (back when they played music video) had me just sitting waiting for a video by this group to come on. So instead of waiting, I thought I better pick one of their albums up. The album was "Licensed to Ill" and the group were Beastie Boys. I got "Licensed To Ill" cause it was the cheapest Beastie Boys album they had, also it featured the song "Fight for Your Right" and I just love that song (and still do). That album pretty much changed my life. I was hooked, not only by the great sounds of old school hip-hop and Beastie Boys, no, this album made me a fan of music. Period. Now several years, over 2500 CD's, over 250 vinyl, lots of shows (including Beastie Boys) and becoming a member of a hip-hop group later. I owe so much gratitude towards Beastie Boys that I can't explain in words. On May 4th, Beastie Boys member Adam "MCA" Yauch died after a 3 year old battle against cancer. Although I never met Adam Yauch in person, I will miss him and his contribution to the music (and music videos) that I love so much. Rest in peace MCA, thanks for the music.

    "Cause You Can't, You Won't And You Don't Stop - MCA Come A Rock The Sure Shot"


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  • Combichrist/Rammstein Live Review

    22 fév. 2010, 22h19m

    Sat 20 Feb – Rammstein, Combichrist

    Short review of the Combichrist/Rammstein show at Globen, Stockholm, Sweden (February 20 2009)

    Combichrist did a pretty good job opening, I loved their live set up of two drummers/drumkits to the left and right and a keyboard player in the middle with vocalist Andy LaPlegua going from side to side trying to get some attention from a pretty lame crowd. Seems like not a whole lot of Swedes are familiar with Combichrist (at least not where I was standing, I was the only one singing along and banging my head to the 'heavy-electro-beats'. Good band, good live, but in front of a sadly bored crowd.

    After some waiting, walls breaks down and the members of Rammstein comes out and starts the show with a bang. Now I have been going to shows for 10 years, and seriously, Rammstein is without a doubt one of the best live bands. The show is just perfect and their sound is as good live as it is on the records. My only complain about this otherwise amazing show is that they played too many songs from the new album and skipped some of my favourite songs of theirs. In the end, it doesn't really matter, Rammstein delivers and a concert with Rammstein has to be seen as there is no possible way to describe it's greatness (not even with bootlegged live videos).

    Final rating: 10/10 - Perfect show.
  • My Music Year - 2008

    27 déc. 2008, 22h50m

    My music year of 2008 and some short thoughts on the releases. Don't agree? I respect that, just don't start bitching about it, make your own list.

    Fight - K5: The War Of Words Demos / Into The Pit
    Two new old releases from Rob Halford's old band Fight saw the light of day this year. First a album with demos from "The War of Words" demo sessions and then a boxset containing the bands two albums, the "Mutations" EP and a DVD with live footage. The boxset is a good release (especially since the albums are out of print) but can someone tell me why the "K5: The War Of Words Demos" had to be a separate release and not be featured on the boxset? And what about the rare "Christmas Ride" single? Why isn't that one feature on there? A good boxset release, but it could have been better.

    Kottonmouth Kings - The Green Album / Greatest Highs
    In my opinion "The Green Album" is the best Kottonmouth Kings album in a long time, it has several good songs. And the greatest hits collection "Greatest Highs" is pretty damn loaded being 2 disc with 39 tracks in total, a good showcase of the groups career.

    Emilie Autumn - 4 O'Clock / Girls Just Wanna Have Fun & Bohemian Rhapsody
    Two pretty good EP's from Emilie Autumn, however I would prefer a full album instead, why does she keep putting out more EP's than albums, I don't get it...

    My Ruin - Throat Full Of Heart
    My Ruin is probably one of the hardest working metal band there is, they are also one of the most 'metal' metal bands there is too. "Throat Full Of Heart" is another hard hitting album with Tairrie B. screaming all over just like we want it!

    Dane Cook - Vicious Circle
    Dane Cook will never be funny, that's just the way it is.

    Hanzel und Gretyl - 2012: Zwanzig Zwölf
    HuG is without a doubt the best hardcore industrial metal band going at the moment. "2012: Zwanzig Zwölf" is a heavy, fun and totally kick ass album, one of the best albums of the year.

    HorrorPops - Kiss Kiss Kill Kill
    I'm not a big fan of Horrorpops, but I was let down by this album, the songs are not catchy enough as I would like them to be, and that makes the album pretty boring.

    KMFDM - Brimborium / EXTRA Volume 1 / EXTRA Volume 2 / EXTRA Volume 3
    I guess KMFDM recharged the batteries in 2008 as there was no touring or new studio material released. Yet they released more records under this year then any other year or any other artist I know of. "Brimborium" a full length remix album of the songs from 2007's "Tohuvabohu", three 2-disc compilations of single b-sides and remixes known as "Extra" and ten 7" inch limited edition singles of their old single catalog. And I bought it all and it was all worth it. And in December of this year it has been announced that KMFDM has once again hooked up with Skold and have already recorded a new album that will drop next year PLUS a brand new KMFDM album titled Blitz... FUCKING SWEET!

    Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV / The Slip
    If you ask me, Trent Reznor has pretty much lost any talent he once had. The 36 track instrumental set called "Ghosts I-IV" was a weak and boring release, but even worse was "The Slip" that is easily NIN's weakest release ever. And if something sucks it release doesn't help that you put it up online for free as that does not add anything to the quality of the music.

    Ill Niño - Enigma
    Good Ill Nino album, but it's really lacking real strong songs that "Revolution Revolución" and the other previous albums had.

    Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
    Before releasing a new Soulfly album, Max Cavalera hooked up with his brother Igor Cavalera after 12 long years and the break up of (the real) Sepultura. The result of the brothers reunion is Cavalera Conspiracy and the album "Inflikted" that is in the same vein as Sepultura/Soulfly. Hard hitting metal at it's best.

    Limp Bizkit - Rock Im Park 2001 / Collected
    Two new old releases from Limp Bizkit, a great live album/DVD from the year when LB was the biggest band in the world and one cheap boring collections of hits songs that no one bought. The band is currently rehearsing for a comeback next year, fuck yeah!

    Ministry - Cover Up
    Last years "The Last Sucker" was a good finale to Ministry as Al Jourgensen have said that the band has come to an end, but this year "Cover Up" was released as a comfort to the fans. Some good songs, but not really that impressing, but then again what cover album is?

    Moby - Last Night
    Moby returns to his roots in dance music big time with this album, a few songs are clearly 'hits', the rest are sadly pretty much 'misses'...

    R.E.M. - Accelerate
    Good solid R.E.M. album, if you like the band you will not be disappointed at all.

    Apocalyptica - Worlds Collide
    The finnish cello rockers deliver what can possibly their best album yet, I mean if you have Corey Taylor and Till Lindemann as guest vocalist, you got something going for yourself. And of course are the instrumental songs original and cool.

    Dark Lotus - The Opaque Brotherhood
    Best Psychopathic Records this year comes from the supergroup Dark Lotus, that continued as a group of five members after ABK left the label (to later comeback). Way better than the previous album "Black Rain" and the overall beats and raps are just mad wicked.

    DJ Clay - Let 'Em Bleed - The Mixxtape Vol. 1 / Let 'Em Bleed - The Mixxtape Vol. 2 / Let 'Em Bleed - The Mixxtape Vol. 3
    Not one, not two, but three mixtapes with various Psychopathic Records artists presented by DJ Clay was released this year. And I bet DJ Clay is happy as he has now become somewhat of a respected Psychopathic 'artist'. Some good tracks, but three mixtapes in a year is just way too many if you ask me...

    Nifters - Invisible Cain
    Norrköping finest band releases their first full length album, and it's pretty fucking good. Only God knows why the band hasn't made it big yet...

    36 Crazyfists - The Tide and Its Takers
    The best 'metalcore' band there is and the only one worth listening to if you ask me, "The Tide And Its Takers" is a great metal album.

    Goldfinger - Hello destiny...
    "Hello Destiny..." is a ok (punk) rock album, but not as good as the earlier stuff...

    Mindless Self Indulgence - If
    You either love or hate MSI, and "If" won't change your mind at all... Not as good as "You'll Rebel To Anything" if you ask me, but still good.

    Scars on Broadway - Scars On Broadway
    When Daron Malakian sings in System of a Down, System Of A Down sucks, in Scars On Broadway he does all the singing, you can figure out the result yourself.

    Wednesday 13 - Bloodwork / Skeletons / Fuck It, We'll Do It Live
    Seems like Wednesday 13 wants to become more personal and serious and less 'funny', and to me that is a total bore, in some songs he even sound like a wannabe Alice Cooper. The "Bloodwork" EP (that was only released on his tour) is pretty pointless, "Skeletons" is my least favorite album of his yet (including the releases he did with Murderdolls and The Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13) and the live album sound live just your standard bootleg. Better luck next time Wednesday...

    The Birthday Massacre - Looking Glass
    A EP follow up to the "Walking With Strangers" album, only worth getting for hardcore fans...

    Millencolin - Machine 15
    Even before I heard it, I knew what it would sound like, and as much as I found Millencolin fun once upon a time, I do not find them fun anymore... The songs are just way to weak for me to care...

    Boondox - Krimson Creek
    Darker and more wicked than the debut album "The Harvest", however I still find the first album better. But Boondox is without a doubt the best artist Psychopathic Records has at the moment.

    Filter - Anthems For The Damned / Remixes for the Damned
    After the fact that the Army Of Anyone project was pretty much a failure, Richard Patrick returned with Filter and a new album with songs protesting the war in Iraq. "Anthems For The Damned" was described as a 'heavy U2 album' by Patrick himself, and I think it's a good description of what it is, with several great songs. Later this year a remix album called "Remixes For The Damned" was released as a download only album, and even if I'm always skeptical to remix albums, this one is far from a bad one, if they only could release it as a actual CD for collectors like myself.

    Marilyn Manson - Lost & Found
    A compilation EP up for download only featuring FIVE Marilyn Manson tracks taken from his previous albums. The most pointless compilation EVER! Luckily there is a new Manson album in the making.

    Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head
    Singers should not try to act, it hardly ever working. But how about a album by the lovely actress Scarlett Johansson sound? It is all Tom Waits covers and sounds awful... Not even David Bowie could save this mess, not a single note sound good. One of the worst albums of the year.

    MC Chris - mc chris is dead
    A song or two with mc chris is ok, but a whole album with that annoying nerdy voice is just too much for me to handle.

    Disturbed - Indestructible
    Love it or hate it, but "Indestructible" sounds just like a Disturbed should, I myself is not a big fan to begin with, but no one could be disappointed with this one.

    John 5 - Requiem
    Another all instrumental guitar shredding album from John 5 of Marilyn Manson / Rob Zombie fame. Pretty damn cool for what it is and worth checking out.

    Prozak - Tales From The Sick
    The self acclaimed 'Hitchcock Of Hip Hop' (formerly of Project Deadman) drops a pretty wicked rap album featuring tons of notable guests. Some good tracks, but not a masterpiece like Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"

    Radiohead - The Best Of Radiohead
    I'm not a fan of Radiohead, but I do enjoy some of their singles, so for me this collection was more than welcomed, however I guess for fans (and form what I have heard from the band) it's totally pointless.

    Apulanta - Kuutio (kuinka aurinko voitettiin)
    Good Apulanta album, they pretty much deliver every time.

    Judas Priest - Nostradamus
    A one hour and 40 minutes long rock opera on two discs dedicated to the legendary Nostradamus and his prophecies. I like the concept and many of the songs, but really the album is way to long (and with to many intermissions and slow songs) and not as good as the previous "Angel Of Retribution" (my favorite Priest album), Still great album and cool CD/Vinyl releases that more albums should have...

    Offspring - Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace
    A ok Offspring album, but really the band has become pretty predicable and boring with the last two releases, maybe the good days are over... On another note, how well did this album do? Has to be the weakest selling Offspring ever, no?

    Rehab - Sittin' At A Bar
    Not a real album, but a collection of various songs from old albums and the new 'hit' single "Sittin' At A Bar". Some good tracks, but really just a cheap way for Epic to cash in on a hit song.

    Black Light Burns - Cruel Melody / Cover Your Heart
    Europe got their own issue of "Cruel Melody" with bonus tracks and a bonus DVD, but also a new album with cover was released this year by Black Light Burns, and the fact remains: cover albums NEVER turn out real good. "Cover Your Heart" was both unnecessary and terrible, and now the Ross Robinson started record label that was the home of BLB have closed it's doors.

    Mötley Crüe - Saints Of Los Angeles
    The first Crüe album in 8 years and the first one to feature the original line-up since "Generation Swine" from 1997. And guess what "Saints Of Los Angeles" sounds like typical Mötley Crüe with good rock anthems, nothing has changed, and that is how we want it... Axl Rose take notes....

    RZA - Digi Snacks
    This is said to be the last album with RZA's alter ego Bobby Digital, and RZA has said that he will quit rapping forever soon. Well, "Digi Snacks" is another disappointing album ("Birth of a Prince" was no good either) and not a good one to go out on.

    Tech N9ne - Killer
    Tecca Nina drops a double album filled with his quick wicked rhymes, however I think Tech is becoming boring and predictable. Sadly not a single song on this album comes close to the songs from "Anghellic" and "Absolute Power"...

    Nas - Untitled
    "Untitled" my ass, NIGGER, "Nigger" is the name of Nas 2008 album and we all know it. Nas is still one of the best cats in the rap game and "Nigger" is another album to prove it.

    Mr. Hyde - Chronicles of the Beast Man
    Ok horrorcore rap album, with some good beats and rhymes, but nothing that really stands out.

    Alice Cooper - Along Came a Spider
    "Along Came A Spider" sure sounds like Alice Cooper, and the concept idea of 'Spider' the serial killer is cool, however the album is not that good as a whole.

    Soulfly - Conquer
    The Cavalera Conspiracy album that was released earlier was metal at it's best, still Max Cavalera put out album by his main band Soulfly this year as well. And "Conquer" does not disappoint, great hardcore metal to jump the fuck up to.

    Violent J - Untitled
    Only released on the Gathering of the Juggalos 2008 (and even then, it was just a disc with no artwork or tracklisting) Violent J's second solo release, does not come near the awesome concept EP "Wizard of the Hood" that was released a few years back, but is pretty good nonetheless. I guess a new Insane Clown Posse album will drop next year, but if you ask me, ICP has been really slacking since like the start of the new millennium and are not near as good as they once was.

    Oomph! - Monster
    Far from the best OOMPH! album, but a pretty good one nonetheless. However I wish there would be more heavier songs, I mean with a title like "Monster" you would expect something like that no?

    Staind - The Illusion Of Progress
    Solid Staind album that no hardcore Staind fan should be disappointed by, however, I'm not one of the fans and I have a limit on how many Staind songs I can take in a row. Not bad, but not really my thing.

    Ice Cube - Raw Footage
    Not nearly as good as 2006's "Laugh Now, Cry Later", but the new Cube album a few good bangers.

    GZA - Pro Tools
    Way better than RZA's album that also came out this year. Solid rap joint, that proves the GZA is one of the top Wu-Tang Clan members.

    Esham - Sacrificial Lambz
    Good hardcore rap album, however from the creator of 'wicked shit' and 'horrorcore' I expect something more wicked and sinister.

    Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone
    Pretty much a direct sequel to "Vol. 3" with the same sound that has that awful Stone Sour stank on it. Some songs are pretty damn good, don't get me wrong, but I want my Slipknot to be all heavy with screaming and weird background noises and drums, and not this well produced. Sadly I guess I can count out Slipknot from ever turning back to that sound.

    The Chemical Brothers - Brotherhood
    A new compilation of Chemical Brothers greatest hits (another compilation was released in 2003), so you have heard it all before.

    Head - Save Me From Myself
    Brian Welch's old band Korn has not made anything remotely good since 1999's album "Issues", in 2005 Head left the band, escaped from his drug addiction and became a born again christian. Since then Korn has made two albums and both of them totally sucked, "Save Me From Myself" the debut solo album by Brian is in the vein of the good old Korn sound, you can tell that he really had a input on those albums. Not the greatest album (some of the God-ish lyrics are just too much) but really worth checking out.

    Metallica - Death Magnetic
    I was never a real Metallica fan, sure they have some good songs, but to me they have never been a favorite. But I know good from bad, and the question about "Death Magnetic" right from the start was, will it be as bad as the terrible "St. Anger" album? And it really isn't, this is what a Metallica album should sound like (but the mixing is horrible), but as I said, I was never a fan, and will never become one.

    Taproot - Our Long Road Home
    I don't think anyone cares about this band anymore, I mean they give us no reason too. "Our Long Road Home" is hardly the worst album ever, but there is nothing that makes it worth checking out.

    Ill Bill - The Hour Of Reprisal
    It's been four years since we got a real Ill Bill album, and after many delays "The Hour Of Reprisal" dropped. The album is very mixed, some songs are great while others are not as good. Now we all wait for the La Coka Nostra album!

    Everlast - Love, War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford
    After four years Everlast aka Whitey Ford returns with a new album. Better than "White Trash Beautiful" but as good as "Eat at Whitey's" and "Whitey Ford Sings the Blues", still this album has some great songs. Now we want that LCN album!

    Sen Dog - Diary Of A Mad Dog
    As much as I like Sen Dog's raps in Cypress Hill, his first ever solo album is a pretty weak album. The beats are pretty boring and the raps get very tiresome after awhile. Hopefully a new Cypress album will be better.

    Godhead - At The Edge Of The World
    A ok album, but Godhead's worst yet, it got old real fast and gone is the industrial rock elements, sadly Godhead is more or less just another boring american rock band now.

    Static-X - Cannibal Killers Live
    Released as a CD/DVD combo, now I haven't seen the DVD, but the live album does not sound bad at all, but is hardly really impressing and worth getting if you already have the studio albums.

    AC/DC - Black Ice
    If I didn't know any better "Black Ice" could be a old AC/DC album slightly remixed and released. AC/DC doesn't change, and we should all be thankful for it in some way.

    Machine Head - The Blackening
    Roadrunner Records does what they do best, milking the shit out of us record consumers by re-releasing their artists albums over and over again. And the 2008 issue of "The Blackening" is packed with a shitload of b-sides and a DVD with live stuff, so how can you not buy it again? I will, even if I am one of the few who did think much of the "The Blackening" album itself.

    Lordi - Deadache
    Solid Lordi album with some catchy hard rock songs, too bad it gets real old fast.

    Pain - Cynic Paradise
    I have never been a huge fan, to me Peter Tägtgren (of Hypocrisy) side project Pain was just a heavy metal version of E-Type. "Cynic Paradise" doesn't change this factor. Jedi Mind Tricks - A History of Violence
    Good hip-hop joint from one of the underground finest.

    Vanilla Ice - Vanilla Ice Is Back: Hip Hop Classics
    When everything else fails, take songs that once worked and make a whole album of them. Here Vanilla Ice pretty much kills classics from artists like House of Pain, Public Enemy, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Cypress Hill... In one word: Pointless.

    Mudvayne - The New Game
    "Lost and Found" had some soft tracks, "The New Game" has even more soft tracks and had Mudvayne going in a radio friendly rock direction, very disappointing and boring as fuck.

    White Zombie - Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
    A boxset of White Zombie's two major label studio albums, b-sides and soundtracks songs and the early releases such as "Gods on Voodoo Moon", "Soul Crusher" and "Make Them Die Slowly". In all honesty the old songs are really not too good and why isn't the remixes included? Nah, as much as I love White Zombie, I'm not picking this one up.

    Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
    After 14 years in the making, this years most talked about album (and probobly one of the most talked about albums of all time) finally saw the light of day: "Chinese Democracy" by Axl Rose... ehh.. I mean Guns N' Roses. Was it worth the wait? No. Did the album live up to the fans expectations? No. Is it a terrible album? No, not really, it just isn't a real Guns N' Roses album, it's a Axl Rose 'solo' album. The 'industrial rock' songs are not that bad at all, but the vocals are pretty damn shitty (it even sounds like Axl is overdubbing himself for the most part) and the rock ballads are just annoying. The sales for the albums says this album is a flop and so does the majority of fans, and even if I don't think it's that bad, I won't buy it either.

    Anybody Killa - Mudface
    The lisping hatchet warrior made is comeback to Psychopathic Records and released to long awaited "Mudface" album. A ok release, but I wasn't that impressed with ABK to begin with...

    Good Charlotte - Greatest Remixes
    Ok, I haven't heard it, cause I don't care for Good Charlotte's pop'punk', but really a remix album? Do the fans of this band really care for remixes?

    Scott Weiland - Happy In Galoshes
    Pretty good album, still it's a shame that the guy quit Velvet Revolver, and a shame that the rest of Velvet Revolver is now trying to replace him.

    Acey Slade - Sex, Murder, Art, Baby!
    Acey Slade (of Amen, Murderdolls, Wednesday 13, Dope, Trashlight Vision fame) goes solo with his debut EP (released in only 200 copies) titled "Sex, Murder, Art, Baby!". Pretty damn good industrial rock 'n' roll and worth getting if you ask me...

    Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - iSouljaBoyTellEm
    Ice-T claims that this kid single handily killed hip-hop, if you ask me hip-hop was dead way before Soulja Boy showed up. But really why is this shitty ass 'music' called 'hip-hop'? Soulja Boy is nothing but toy store pop, and this album is one of the worst albums ever.

    Spinnerette - Ghetto Love
    Brody Dalle and Tony Bevilacqua (of The Distillers) new band is a new direction of sound compared to their old band and I'm not impressed at all, gone is the punk attitude and singing style (that was already partly missing on The Distillers last album "Coral Fang"). But this is just a EP, who knows maybe a full album could be more interesting.

    Combichrist - Frost EP: Sent To Destroy
    Another hard hitting EP before the release of a studio album for Combichrist. No surprises, no disappointments, I'm looking forward to "Today We Are All Demons"

    Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard - The Dark Knight
    The movie of the year also has the soundtrack of the year!

    ALBUMS SET FOR NEXT YEAR:
    Amen - ???
    Beastie Boys - ???
    Rammstein - ???
    Marilyn Manson - ???
    Dope - No Regrets
    Skold vs KMFDM - ???
    KMFDM - Blitz
    La Coka Nostra - A Brand You Can Trust
    Cypress Hill - ???
    Insane Clown Posse - ???
    Twiztid - W.I.C.K.E.D.
    Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
    Deftones - Eros
    Combichrist - Today We Are All Demons
    Cold - ???
    The Killer And The Star - ???
  • My Music Year - 2007

    1 jan. 2008, 20h02m

    OK, this is my music year of 2007 and some short thoughts. Don't agree? I respect that, just don't start bitching about it, make your own list.

    Tim Armstrong - A Poets Life
    Ska punk at it's best, say what you want about him, but Tim Armstrong can write songs.

    Apulanta - Eikä vielä ole edes ilta
    Another solid Apulanta album. I still don't understand the lyrics, but who cares, the music is good.

    Tila Tequila - Various Songs/Singles
    What a total joke, go back posing for nude pictures it's the only talent you have babe.

    Chimaira - Resurrection
    I never got into this band or any of these so called 'metalcore' bands, no matter how hard I try. it's not bad at all, but it doesn't move me, it's all screaming for nothing.

    The Stooges - The Weirdness
    The first studio album Iggy Pop and The Stooges have put out since 1973's "Raw Power". Does it live up to any hype (was there any?), well i would say yes, this is what The Stooges is and should be.

    Insane Clown Posse - The Tempest / Eye of the Storm / Jugganauts: The Best Of ICP
    The first new full length album since the 'Sixth' dropped, turned out to be nothing more than a really lame 'pop' album. Not even Mike E. Clark seems to help the wicked clowns from falling off. The EP "Eye Of The Storm" was a little bit better. And then we had a ULTRA LAME 'Greatest Hits' collection "Jugganauts: The Best Of ICP" that no one should care about.

    Machine Head - The Blackening
    This years most overrated album. "The Blackening" was good, don't get me wrong, but to call it a classic is really pushing it.

    Redman - Red Gone Wild: Thee Album
    The standard 'I can listen to it but it's pretty boring' rap album.

    Shadows Fall - Threads Of Life
    See 'Chinaira'

    Static-X - Cannibal
    Same old Static-X, and there is nothing wrong with that. But there is one thing "Cannibal" doesn't have that early Static-X albums had, and that is real 'hit' songs.

    Hellyeah - HELLYEAH
    A 'supergroup' featuring members of Mudvayne, Nothingface and Vinnie Paul of Pantera/Damageplan fame, puts on cowboy hats and sing silly rock anthems about saying 'hell yeah' and drunk asses. Does it sound good? HELL NO!

    Henry Rollins - Talk Is Cheap Vol. 4
    Henry Rollins is pissed off (like always), and that is always entertaining.

    Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
    Trent Reznor needs to get back on drugs and be depressed so he can put out a good album again. "Year Zero" might even be worse that "With Teeth" that I was not a fan of either.

    Finntroll - Ur Jordens Djup
    Sorry Finntroll, Vreth vocals are not near as good as Wilska or Katla's. Sadly.

    The Nightwatchman - One Man Revolution
    Tom Morello the guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave puts out his first solo record as The Nightwatchman and sings and play acoustic singer-songwriter songs. At first I was very interested in this project, but it got old very fast.

    Boondox - PunkinHed
    Following up his debut album, Boondox puts out this EP and proves that he is Psychopathic Records best signing in a long time.

    Manic Street Preachers - Send Away the Tigers
    A solid Manics album, now I'm not much of a hardcore fan, but good nonetheless.

    Velvet Revolver - Melody and the Tyranny / Libertad
    Not even close to the great "Contraband" album, and I don't think many people cared about "Libertad" for some reason, better luck next time.

    Black Light Burns - Cruel Melody
    Ex-Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland grabs the mic for his first serious music project to see the light of day (for the none serious one see: Big Dumb Face, for the one that never made it see Eat the Day. Turns out it's nothing more than a light version of Nine Inch Nails, and made me miss Limp Bizkit even more...

    Marilyn Manson - Eat Me, Drink Me
    What the hell happened to Marilyn Manson? I thought he album previous this one Golden Age---- was his best album to date, and now, he puts out his worst? Makes no sense. And "Eat Me Drink Me" was not only the worst Marilyn Manson album ever, it really a terrible album all together.

    Beastie Boys - The Mix-Up
    Beastie Boys really take time between their albums, and for good reason most of them turn out great. But when I heard that I have waited 3 years for a instrumental I was kinda upset. The songs on "The Mix-Up" are not bad, they just get old really really fast. Please Ad-Rock, MCA and Mike D put out a album with raps soon, you hear me?

    Frightdoll - Reference Version
    I check it out, and it was not really worth it. Still I think Frightdoll can be something to look out for in the future.

    Twiztid - Independent's Day
    On the DVD for "Man's Myth Vol. 1" Twiztid said noone care who you have as guests on album, and I think that is true. Still now they made a album with tons of guests that I really don't care about. "Independent's Day" is the worst Twiztid record so far...

    The Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist
    A fake line-up of the Pumpkins does a typical Pumpkins album, yet, I was not to impressed.

    The Chemical Brothers - We Are The Night
    Not that great, but a solid Chemical Brothers album. Still a serious lack of 'hit' songs.

    Garbage - Absolute Garbage
    A "Greatest Hits" album that left out 'hits' and only featured one new song, still that song (Tell Me Where It Hurts) was really good and it's good to finally have "The World Is Not Enough" and "#1 Crush" on a album rather than have to get the singles/soundtracks. For 2008 I'm told we will get a new Garbage album and a solo album by Shirley Manson, fucking sweet!

    Clawfinger - Life Will Kill You
    Clawfinger never follows trends, but why can't they write great rapcore songs like they did back in the 90's? "Life Will Kill You" is good, but nothing more.

    DevilDriver - The Last Kind Words
    Dez Fafara's band becomes more brutal with every release. Great, but I still miss Coal Chamber.

    Korn - Untitled
    Korn hasn't done anything remotely good since "Issues" back in 1999. Now almost 10 years later, David just goes missing and they don't even bother to name their albums. I heard the singles from this album, that was enough, there is no way I'm checking out this album.

    Korn - MTV Unplugged
    You read my previous statement, well Korn is so terrible now they even destroy their old good songs. I mean "Freak On A Leash" with Amy Lee makes my ears bleed.

    Drowning Pool - Full Circle
    Third Drowning Pool album and their third singer too. And just like with Finntroll, I don't like the new singer, and the songs are really weak too.

    Public Enemy - How You Sell Soul To A Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?
    When it comes to Chuck D, Flavor Flav and PE, they have always done their own thing, and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. This time it did work for me.

    Throwdown - Venom And Tears
    They used to be a good straight edge hardcore band, now they are just another one of them 'metalcore' band ripping of Pantera, no thanks.

    KMFDM - Tohuvabohu
    KMFDM keeps the albums coming, now I don't think this one was as good as "Hau Ruck", but it has it's share of hard hitting industrial songs. "Tohuvabohu" proves that KMFDM is a power you can trust!

    Emigrate - Emigrate
    Richard Kruspe of Rammstein side-project, and music wise it's not far from Rammstein. A pretty good debut album, even if th slow songs was too many. Now I hope for a new Rammstein album in 2008.

    Necro - Death Rap
    Titled by the style he invented, Necro shows that he is still the meanest, craziest and one of the best rappers in the game today.

    Ministry - The Last Sucker
    Goodbye Ministry, you will surely be missed, and the farewell album is not bad at all.

    Sandra Nasic - The Signal
    I heard two of the songs from the ex-Guano Apes singers solo album, and I was not impressed at all.

    Apocalyptica - Worlds Collide
    I have always liked the idea of Apocalyptica, heavy music wit cellos, but never been a real hardcore fan. This album had some good tunes and some good guests vocals from Corey Taylor (Slipknot) and Till Lindemann (Rammstein), but became old to fast for me.

    Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
    I never liked Nightwish. But when I heard their singer Tanja got kicked out, I said "now Nightwish can only get better", and DAMN how wrong I was!

    Megan McCauley - Better Than Blood
    Megan sounds like an alternative and and non-fake Avril Lavigne or something. At least I check it out.

    Rob Zombie - Zombie Live
    Rob Zombie have never been a strong live performer, well maybe visually, but a live album by Rob Zombie is really nothing to cheer over.

    Scum of the Earth - Sleaze Freak
    And while Rob Zombie is lost in remaking classic flawless horror movies, former Zombie guitarist Riggs makes the records Rob Zombie (and White Zombie) should be making. "Sleaze Freak" is good hard great rock 'n' roll!

    Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
    I have always felt that System of a Down was very fucking overrated. Well, now they are on hiatus, and singer Serj releases this album, and to me it could have been just another SOAD album, well almost minus that awful singing of Daron Malakian. Not all bad, but it's not for me.

    Otep - the_Ascension
    Here is someone that stays true to her sound, Otep Shamaya returns with what could be the best OTEP album yet.

    Puscifer - V is for Vagina
    After some good soundtrack songs, Maynard James Keenan puts out a full album by Puscifer, it sucked and proved that them stupid TOOL homos will buy anything.

    Mudvayne - By The People For The People
    A demos, live and rarities record made for the fans... it's ok in the wait for the next real Mudvayne studio album.

    Godsmack - Good Times, Bad Times: ...Ten Years Of Godsmack
    The great and ok Godsmack songs (from Godmack / Awake) to the boring Godsmack songs (from Faceless / IV) all one one "Greatest Hits", plus a terrible cover of Led Zepplin's "Good Times, Bad Times" - Hit or miss, that's up to you.

    Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams
    I have accepted the fact that the Wu never will make a album that tops or some close to "Enter the Wu-Tang - 36 Chambers", now "8 Diagrams" is pretty good, even if Ol' Dirty Bastard is still missed. Then again how can hip-hop be dead, when Wu-Tang is forever?

    Ill Bill - Black Metal
    Yet another Ill Bill mixtape with some brand new La Coka Nostra songs. I just wish they would put out the LCN album already, and in 2008 it's said to happen.

    Excessive Force - Conquer Your World / Gentle Death
    Sascha Konietzko adds b-sides, remaster and reissue both Excessive Force albums, that have been out of print for a sometime now. And you know what? The kids just love it!
  • Metaltown 2007 Review (in short)

    3 jui. 2007, 16h45m

    Sat 30 Jun – Metaltown
    My thoughts about the bands I saw at "Metaltown" 2007:


    Ill Nino: The sound was really bad in the beginning, but the band turned the show around, and it was a pretty killer show.

    Hardcore Superstar: Did their thing, but the audience didn't care to much. Pretty good, but a shame that they had no contact with the people watching.

    Raised Fist: Told the audience that they were tired, and after thier show so was I. Real good hardcore show.

    Mustach: It was ok, then again I'm not much of a fan to begin with.

    Machine Head: "Machine FUCKING Head" goes the audience, and Machine Head breaks down song after song, but why did they not play songs from "The Burning Red" and "Supercharger". I don't care how good the show was, you just don't leave out songs of those two albums, even if the band themselves might look back at them abit ashamed.

    Slayer: Best gig of the entire festival, the sound was great and they played all songs you could wish for. Not much talking, but that is Slayer for you.
  • My Ruin Sanctuary

    26 déc. 2006, 23h51m



    My Ruin fans unite!

    A new online forum for MY RUIN has just been put up online.

    In the forum you will get the latest news, tour dates, pictures, talk about side projects like The LVRS, Neanderthal and past bands like Tura Satana and Manhole and of course the chance to meet other RUIN fans all over the globe.

    So join now and makes this forum the biggest there is and make Tairrie B. and the rest of the band proud.

    JOIN THE MY RUIN SANCTUARY BY A CLICK HERE
  • LA COKA NOSTRA

    2 jui. 2006, 22h50m

    LA COKA NOSTRA

    The white Wu-Tang Clan, the ultimate dream team of the sharpest white rappers in (and outside) the industry.
    La Coka Nostra or LCN is coming to take the hip-hop back and remaining true to hip-hop's past legacy and insuring it reaches the future, intact and stronger than ever. With the talents of groups like House of Pain, Non Phixion, Lordz of Brooklyn, and many more you got a super group with a album dropping like a bomb in 2007, but you can already listen to some tracks over at the various LCN websites and profiles (see links below).
    La Coka Nostra is the real thing, and it is coming soon in full effect, don't sit this one out.


    Line-up:

    The Rhymes of:
    - Ill Bill
    - Mr. White (Everlast)
    - Slaine
    - Big Left

    The Producing Skills of:
    - DJ Lethal
    - Ill Bill
    - Cynic
    - Sick Jacken
    - Q-Unique

    And the executive producer:
    - DannyBoy O' Connor

    Featuring the Capo Regime:
    - Mr. Kaves
    - Cody Mac
    - Ceekay
    - Germs
    - Meks



    Links:

    OFFICIAL WEBSITE IS ON IT'S WAY !

    LCN at MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/lacokanostramusic

    LCN LimpBizkitWorld Website: http://lcn.limpbizkitworld.com/

    LCN at Purevolume: http://www.purevolume.com/lacokanostra

    LCN at Soundclick: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=532389
  • Everybody Dies – COLD: rest in peace 1997-2006

    28 fév. 2006, 0h06m

    I found out today that Cold has hanged it up after almost 10 years since the first self titled album. Well, I was never a huge, huge fan of the band, “13 Ways To Bleed On Stage” was a masterpiece, I never really got into the albums after “13..” and the poor sales of the latest album “A Different Kind of Pain” is (I believe) a reason for the quit, but it is sad to see the band ‘give up’, well singer Scooter Ward have already said that he and Sam McCandless will start a new project, so let’s hope that will be soon.

    But, rest in peace to COLD, 1997-2006.

    -------------------------------------------------------------

    “Everyone dies my friend”
    - Everyone Dies

    “Sick of all this monotany - Kill the fuckin' music industry”
    - Kill The Music Industry
  • 50 Rotten years

    31 jan. 2006, 0h07m

    I would like to say happy birthday to one of the best singers of all time: John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon that turns 50 today (Jan 31 2006).
    He started his stardom in the only punk band that matters: the Sex Pistols - to later quit (or get fired, depends on who you talk to) and formed
    PiL, something completely different from Sex Pistols, well except the awesome 'shitty' singing from mr. John Lydon and his solo album just just as original as
    the Pistols was back in 1976. So happy birthday, John, you lazy sod and thanks for the attitude and lesson in singing with the quote that goes something like:
    "you sing false, they told me, and I said so what?, who wrote the rules here?".


    Make sure to get:
    Nevermind the Bollocks
    Psycho's Path
    Greatest Hits So Far

    Make sure to listen to:
    Bodies
    Anarchy In The UK
    Sun
    death disco


    "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"
  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year !

    24 déc. 2005, 21h06m

    Merry christmas everybody !

    So did you get any good gifts? Good records?

    Well, me myself got the Casey Chaos singer and mainman of Amen box set "Pisstory: A Catalogue Of Accidents, A Lifetime Of Mistakes" - fucking awsome "No Morals" is such a awsome track, the whole thing is...

    I think I will get Rammstein's new one with the money I got....

    Anyways, merry christmas everybody, and happy new year !