Fellow site reviewers Michael and Ryan, our shithead friend Nick, and I attended this wonderful, little show last week. Nick and I are big Enslaved fans. Ryan likes Royal Thunder, who we all love, and Michael just goes to whatever shows we tell him to go to. Needless to say, we were all pretty pumped for the bill. I love Ancient VVisdom and couldn’t wait to see them live for the first time. The rest I’ve seen before, but that made me all the more excited to see them again. Ryan was what you would call a bitch the whole time. He had a “cold” or something and whined from the get-go. Nick and I like to wait outside the venue for hours so we can get up front; however, waiting outside in forty degree weather in NY made sick Ryan more cranky. A strange, small man in a wizard hat chatted us up a bit before we entered the venue. Once inside we all took some pisses, cold medicine for Ryan, and headed up to the stage area. After four seconds of standing in the front row, Ryan decided he was too sick and headed up to the balcony to be lame. Nick followed so he could get drunk. Michael and I stayed front row. Flash-forward through an hour of waiting and us talking about Dark Souls and the concert begins. Context over. Continue reading
Archive for hard rock
Hailing from Germany, Mournin’ is Night Sun’s one and only album. It is a chaotic slice of schizophrenic Hard Rock from the tasty Nineteen-seventies. Wasting no time to jump into the madness, the album kicks off with the appropriately titled “Plastic Shotgun“, plunging the listener with a bang right into the fast and furious style of the band. Blending riff after riff with raw pounding drums, twin guitar leads, and some jamming organ, there is an extra dose of Prog added to the mix. Songs like “Got A Bone of My Own” open with some psychedelic noodling before kicking you in the face with the fuzzy guitars and erotic riffage. When you are craving that jam oriented sound of old-school Hard Rock, there is no better way to get that fix then by sucking the vein of the actual era. It is an absolute shame this is Night Sun’s only release, at least they left us with an excellent album that truly rocks from start to finish.