Monday, June 24, 2013

Juno Reactor ‎– The Golden Sun Of The Great East

Juno Reactor ‎– The Golden Sun Of The Great East
(2013) Metropolis

This is maybe the first album ever that I recommend against buying the CD - get the download instead! The reason for this is that the tracks on the CD are mixed together, forming one long song. I hate that! If you buy the download you get stand alone tracks.
"The Golden Sun Of The Great East" is the Juno Reactor album I've been listening to most, lately. Not because I think it's their best album, but because of this mixing bullshit! There's three good, stand out, tracks. But they sound awful outside of the mix, missing a proper beginning and end. Fortunately I recently bought the download album as well, so now I can enjoy the songs however I want.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Black Sabbath - 13 2CD

Black Sabbath - 13 2CD (2013)

I didn't think much of this reunion album. Sure, Black Sabbath was always best with Ozzy on vocals. But it's not the 70ies now. Old men shouldn't try to rock!
Much to my surprise I've found that I like it nevertheless.
I don't think it's a good idea to buy the limited 2CD edition of this album. The first six songs on the original album are good, the rest of the songs are just fillers.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Subterfuge - Reflect << Rewind

Subterfuge - Reflect << Rewind
(2013) Strobelight

Subterfuge was never my favourite Australian goth band. I even Bought their first and only proper release "Darkland Awakening" EP when it was released, back in 1994. But I sold it... That proved to be an expansive mistake, because in 1998 I found the exclusive track "Curses" on an Australian compilation box - and fell in love with it. Then the hunt for the, then deleted, "Darkland Awakening" EP started. Eventually I found it again and it has been a dear friend ever since!
Now Strobelight Records releases this compilation of hard to find and previously unreleased songs together with a couple of tracks from the EP. And yes, "Curses" are featured on this CD!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Polaroid Kiss - The New Coliseum [Expanded]

Polaroid Kiss - The New Coliseum [Expanded] DD
(2013) Zzyzx

I preordered this album on CD yesterday, and because I bought it on Bandcamp I also got it as a Flac download (plus three bonus tracks, I think).
I've been waiting since this time last year for Polaroid Kiss' debute album, and I'm sad to say that I have to wait a bit longer. This album is a kind of EP and odd tracks compilation. But it works great as a teaser for the real album.