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Random Quick Picks

Posted in Black Sabbath, blue oyster cult, Creature with the Atom Brain, Gorguts, The Residents with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2013 by Nicholas

So, Ryan has got me to join him in a random rotation album shuffle — basically selecting twenty-five albums at random from our collections and listening to them from start to finish before moving on to the next one.  Once the twenty-five are finished, we repeat.  It’s a good way to bust out the stuff you don’t listen to as much or that you haven’t listened to at all.  I completed my first five albums the other day, so here are some shitty thoughts on them.



Black Sabbath


NEMS / Warner Bros. / Vertigo

Black Sabbath is one of my favorite bands.  From the Ozzy era, the first six albums are incredible, Sabotage being number six.  I do listen to this album somewhat regularly, but since it came up in the random shuffle, I gave it a good, solid listen.  For some reason I liked it more this time around than I remembered liking it.  Sabotage is an excellent mix of heavier Sabbath, such as “Symptom of The Universe” — which is a fantastic track — and some more experimental stuff.  The only song I wasn’t too crazy about is “Am I Going Insane.”  It feels a little too poppy for the rest of the album.  Otherwise this is a sexy slice of Sabbath. Continue reading


Storm Corrosion – Storm Corrosion

Posted in Storm Corrosion with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2012 by Nicholas

Storm Corrosion

Storm Corrosion


Roadrunner Records

Well, it is finally here.  The debut collaboration between Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson and Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt.  How long has it been since these two bastards teased with the album?  I don’t remember, but I don’t care anymore because it is here.  I had the same thoughts going through my head as most Opeth/Porcupine Tree fans did.  Mainly, what kind of sound was this album going to have?  We have the front men of some of the best Progressive Rock/Metal bands out there today getting together, making love, and squirting out an album.  Would it be heavy and folky like Opeth?  Or psychedelic  like Porcupine Tree?  Well, it sounds nothing like either.  Like at all.  Mr. Wilson has stated that in interviews, that this would be entirely different and not a prog super group.  I did have doubts, and I thought it would have to sound at least a little like their respective bands.  However, with the exception of the vocals, it is a whole new animal. Continue reading