27 Oct 2017

Skull: "Beer, Metal, Spikes"

Still as great today as in 2004
More often than not, the passage of time is the only factor that can truly determine if a release truly holds up. Albums that blow you away at first listen may in the long run prove to blow off their steam too quickly to have lasting appeal, and vice versa an EP that failed to impress at first may grow on you and become a favourite over the years. With Skull's Beer, Metal, Spikes demo tape from 2004, it's sort of a double whammy.

20 Oct 2017

Homegas: "Homegas"

American country folk for those willing to listen
Homegas is one of those gems that you just come randombly across once in a while. And like so often before, it of course comes at a kind of steep price if you want it physically, and you just might have to get the vinyl if you want to legitimately listen to the album as it's not present on any streaming sites.

13 Oct 2017

Wongraven: "Fjelltronen"

Let's return to the past to a simpler time
With Satyricon's newest album, Deep Calleth Upon Deep, being sort of boring, now is a good time to be remembering all the great things Satyr has made over the years. Of course he and Frost have a number of amazing Satyricon albums behind them, but Fjelltronen is an oft overlooked album by Satyr.

10 Oct 2017

Collection Addiction #3

Collection Addiction #3
This lot I got from an antiques market in my home town. I wasn't even planning on going, let alone buying anything, but I accidentally passed by a vinyl seller who had lots of old rock records. This is what I ended up getting.

6 Oct 2017

Eruption: "Cloaks of Oblivion"

Giving the oldies a run for their money, one down-stroked thrash chord at a time.
Who would've thought a country like Slovenia would be home to some absolutely world class acts? Of course it isn't really a stretch of the imagination, but even so it's not often you hear from them on an international basis. In 2016, Teleport impressed with progressive thrash tunes on the Ascendance EP, but 2017 is ruled supremely by Eruption.

3 Oct 2017

Collection Addiction #2

Collection Addiction #2
I recently attended the opening of ReSpin, a sort of daily record fair in Denmark, where I had the opportunity to bring home some good stuff. My last post was a bunch of CDs, but this time we're bringing home some vinyl!