Thursday, November 29, 2012

System Syn - End

System Syn - End (2008)

I've been a big fan of System Syn's two latest releases "All Seasons pass" and "Strangers". I think I've maybe listened to much to those two releases and forgot about Clint's backcatalogue. "End" is a better record than it's two follow ups. The songs may not be better, but it has no fillers! Check it out - and don't forget to give the accompanying download EP "Like Every Insect". Great stuff!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

SoundSequence ‎– Top Of The Mountain: 1997 - 2012

SoundSequence ‎– Top Of The Mountain: 1997 - 2012
(2012) Razgrom

Yes, finally I've recieved my Russian CD copy of SoundSequence's demos. This CD holds more songs than the digital release Progress Production put out in 2011, but note this; it doesn't contain all the songs from the download release! It also has 3 songs (I think?) with vocals from Martins sister Karin Rudefelt. Get this album now! It's a limited release, only 500 copies. So act fast!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tiamat - The Scarred People

Tiamat - The Scarred People
(2012) Napalm

The new Tiamat album is, thankfully, a step back in style and sound. It's gothic rock again! Ok, I can hear boring guitar solos in some songs, but otherwise this sounds exactly like I want it to sound. If you hurry up and buy it you'll get the limited edition Digipak with four bonus tracks!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Grooving In Green - Stranglehold

Grooving In Green - Stranglehold DD
2012 afmusic

Album number two from Grooving In Green. The production is great on this record, the only thing I have to remark upon is the vocals. Don't get me wrong, the vocals are mostly great, but sometimes they can get kind of annoying. All in all a worthy follow up to the 2010 "Post Traumatic Stress" album. Goth is grooving again!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

SoundSequence ‎– Climbing The Mountain (1997-2007)

SoundSequence ‎– Climbing The Mountain (1997-2007) DD
(2011) Progress

This is a compilation of Martin Rudefelt's work prior to Cryo. The songs may sound a bit more primitive than the Cryo releases, but they are just as good. In fact I think this album is a must have if you're into Cryo! The only bad thing with this digital release is that the Russian label Razgrom is releasing a superior version on CD, with many more songs. I've ordered it, but god knows how long I will have to wait until I can put my hands (and ears?) on it?