Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin

Ozzy Osbourne -
The Ultimate Sin
(1986) Epic

This is a long lost and forgotten jewel of an album. I realise I haven't even listed any of Ozzy's solo albums here on the blog. That's a shame, because the self acclaimed "Prince Of Darkness" has been recording a great deal of awesome albums throughout his career. The album is maybe most commonly known for the single "Shot In The Dark", but it has a great deal of good songs. Check it out!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Faderhead - Trilogy

Faderhead - Trilogy (2010)

I really like Faderhead's cool take on EBM. He really has his own style. Sometimes aggressive, sometimes melodic, always rhythmic and montonous.
This CD is a compilation of his work so far. It includes tracks from the now deleted "FH1", "FH2" and "FH3" albums (I love those clever titles!) as well as some unreleased, or hard to get, songs. All the songs from "FH1" are remixed. Check this out, but don't listen to all the 18 songs in a row as Faderhead sounds best a couple of songs at a time.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

W.A.S.P. - K.F.D.

W.A.S.P. - K.F.D. (1997)

This is probably the most underrated W.A.S.P. album and I can't see why. Personally I think "Helldorado" is the worst W.A.S.P. album ever. Sure, it doesn't really sound like the W.A.S.P. we're used to, but it's aggressive and cool - even a bit industrial. The songs "Kill Fuck Die", "Killahead", "Kill Your Pretty Face", "U" and the eerie "The Horror" are all classics! If you buy the Japanese version you'll get the track "Tokyo's On Fire" but sadly you'll lose "Little Death" and the crappy "Fetus". This album is a must have if you're feeling aggressive.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mind.In.A.Box - R.E.T.R.O

Mind.In.A.Box - R.E.T.R.O
(2010) Dependent

I've waited and hoped that Mind.In.A.Box wouldn't disappear when Dependent records closed in 2007. They certainly didn't disappear, they just went down a different road. In the summer of 2009 Mind.In.A.Box went from a studio project to a much cheered live-act. But that wasn't all. Somewhere along the line Dependent records decided to re-open and starting to pour out some great new releases. One of them is the new Mind.In.A.Box record. It doesn't really sound like they used to. Sure, you can still hear that it's Mind.In.A.Box, they do have a uniqe sound. But this time around they've decided to pay an homage to the sounds of the Commodore 64 computer. So there's lots of C64-sounds and melodies. Half the album is cover-versions of famous C64 game soundtracks. If you like chip-music with a twist, the first half of the album is for you! The second half sounds more like the Mind.In.A.Box that I'm used to. All in all, an interesting release. Certainly worth checking out!