Friday, September 30, 2011

Deadbolt - Shrunken Head

Deadbolt - Shrunken Head (1993)

If you haven't heared of Deadbolt before, they can be descibed as a dark surf/rockabilly band. There's no fast and happy songs to be found here. It's kind of strange, I usually don't like slow paced music. But Deadbolt are special, and they have a uniqe sound. The "Scariest band in the world" they like to call themselves!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

VNV Nation - Automatic

VNV Nation - Automatic (2011)
Anachron Sounds

Now, this is a band that should've disbanded the album format years ago. VNV Nation has always been one of my absolute favourite bands, but since "Empires" back in 1999 thay haven't done a great job with their albums. Sure, there's always about 3-4 songs on the albums that I really love - but why all the fillers? They should release EP's instead! The stand out track for me this time is "Streamline", but I also like "Space & Time", "Resolution" and "Gratitude". Check it out if you like VNV's sound, the album sounds exactly like their two previous albums.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Diary Of Dreams - Bird Without Wings

Diary Of Dreams -
Bird Without Wings
(1997) Accession

This is my all-time favourite Diary Of Dreams album. It doesn't sound like any of their other releases. The songs are long and dreamlike. After this album Adrian began to write shorter and more straight forward songs. Too bad, I would like more albums to sound like this!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Twisted Sister - Under The Blade

Twisted Sister - Under The Blade (1982)
Secret / Demolition / Armoury

Even though 1983's "You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll" is my favourite Twisted Sister album, this is the one I've been listening the most to. There are a couple of different editions of this release. The one on the album cover is the most recent (Armoury, 2011), and in my opionion, the best. It's a remastered version of the 1982 original mix. It also features the "Ruff Cuts" EP and a live track as bonus, plus a bonus live DVD.
The 2006 Demolition edition features the 1985 re-mix and bears no note on being remastered.
The real gem is the 1985 Secret edition including the1982 original mix. But I think the Armoury edition sounds way better!