Thursday, January 28, 2010

Katatonia - Night Is The New Day

Katatonia -
Night Is The New Day
(2009) Peaceville

This album just get's better and better. I don't think that it is as good as all the raving reviews I've read about it, though. I would like longer, more epic songs. But I guess I can't have it all? I will have to keep listening, and eventually I find that it is as good as everybody else thinks.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

W.A.S.P. - Dominator

W.A.S.P. - Dominator
(2007) Demolition

This is a perfect example of how I think an album should  be. Nine songs and just above 40 minutes of great songs. I really like artist that concentrates on quality. Why would I want a 70+ minutes CD when I only will listen to three songs? I don't care that Blackie seems to be thinking that he has an important message to tell us listeners, nowadays. I think he should go back to throwing raw meat and leave the politics. Otherwise I think he's going to end up like Sting - only slightly more dangerous. Just my two cents...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Biomekkanik - State Of Perfection

Biomekkanik - State Of
Perfection (2009)
SubSpace Communications

This is not the best album released in 2009 nor the best band-name I've ever heared about. But the CD contains some really good songs like "Pitch Black Ocean", "State Of Perfection" and a few more. I can't understand why they chose to include a dull cover of Peaches' fantastic "Fuck The Pain Away", though. They should've saved it as a bonus track for an EP or something instead!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Waves Under Water - Serpents And The Tree

Waves Under Water -
Serpents And The Tree
(2009) Calorique/Danse

I can't find a better start for 2010 than to award an unknown Swedish synthpop-act the first Record Of The Week. I'm not a synth-pop fan. Sure I like Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode, but that's about it. This album has some catchy, up-tempo songs that I like, though. Not that far away from future-pop. I know most people hate the term, but I kinda like it. At least you know what to expect...