Monday, January 15, 2018

Ajattara - Lupaus

Monday, New week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

“One has to go to extremes to be able to get inside yourself. One must break constraints to know your abilities. One has to be independent to earn followers. You have to be strong to be able to keep promises.”

That speaks Ruoja, the front figure of AJATTARA, often called as the "most dangerous black metal band to emerge from Finland". These Six Finnish Santanic raiders make their way back towards rugged landscape of darkness after being adrift for six years in hiatus, they released their ninth full-length "Lupaus", on Svart Records on May 12th, 2017, a record that get the chance to be "Record Of The Week".

AJATTARA combine elements of black metal, death metal that play a style of melodic blackended metal not dissimilar to ROTTING CHRIST and to a lesser extent SAMAEL. The combined use of synthesisers and heavy guitar sounds give AJATTARA a distinct "grimey" sound. The lyrical themes usually deal with death, evil and paganism.

"Lupaus" lyrics are written entirely in his mother tongue, Finnish. The album starts of "Saatanan Sinetti", vicious drumming, furious squealing riffs, screaming vocals, a milling almost completely unstoppable wrath that sets the frame of mind for the album. "Ristinkirot" slows down the streaming flow of evil, groovy tune with a wall of drumming harmony.
"Suru" is a catchy piece with chanting choruses, clean vocals mixed up with gurgling screams and heavy and evil half paced riffs. "Sinä" here you will sink into the darkness where the way out no longer exists. Until they burst out in a vicious onslaught in "Amen" that follows by the pure evil tune "Ave Satana”, still catchy in all it's evilness. "Uhrilahja" goes with a more blackended rock, still with screaming vocals, evilness hides in the dark corners. The title tune "Lupaus" is a epic piece, where they use all the instruments and their musical creativity, progressive with catchy hooks. The album ends with the doomish melancholic "Machete".

Sum: Nothing is harder and cuts deeper than the Finnish language.

Ruoja (Pasi Koskinen) - vocals (1996-2012) guitars Kalmos (Vesa Wahlroos) - guitars, backing vocals Tohtori Kuolio (Juha Harju)- bass, backing vocals Raajat (Janne Immonen) - keyboards, backing vocals Tartunta (Mynni Luukkainen) - guitars Malakias 6,8 (Rainer Tuomikanto) - drums
Today's tune "Ave Satana" is taken from "Lupaus", enjoy!

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Necrophobic - Blinded by Light, Enlightened by Darkness

Today we present last one, Category Seven: 
 taken from the annual hard rock evening.

Well this was a tricky one, should the tune go with the bombastic theme, atmospheric, horns, symphony, orchestra or what? Well if more straight forward style goes hefty then you dont have to much to choose from. "Hrimthursum" is a pretty hefty album by the Swedish blackened death metal band NECROPHOBIC. So why not pick a tune with them and stick out a little bit. So my choice ended with the single from the album "Blinded By Light, Enlightened By Darkness", check out the video below.

Other tunes that was played during this category was.

DIMMU BORGIR "The Serpentine Offering Live" - Chief Rebel (Really Powerful That Have It All)
SOILWORK "Spectrum Of Eternity" - Holm (Great Pick From One of Swedish Finest)
BATUSHKA "Yekteniya I" - PÖbrink (Excellent Choise Of A Powerful Tune)
MARILYN MANASON "Antichrist Superstar" - Hellan (Great Tune From A Classic Manson Album)
KHEMMIS "Candlelight" - MÖbrink (A Real Heavy Pick)
TREMONTI "Radical Change" - Eriksdotter (Odd Choice But A Good Choise)
IN FLAMES "Down In A Hole" - Sandström (Cool And Odd Choice)
PANTERA "Drag The Water" - Sköldan (Great Classic Choice)
IN FLAMES "Only For The Weak" - Jens (Another More Typical Jens Tune)
NECROPHOBIC "Blinded By Light, Enlightened By Darkness" - Stones

(Missing songs from two participants).

Today's tune "Blinded by Light, Enlightened by Darkness", taken from "Hrimthursum", the fifth full-length album by Swedish blackened death metal band NECROPHOBIC. It was released on Regain Records in 2006.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Skogen - I Döden

Category Six: 
 taken from the annual hard rock evening.

Death, sensitive category for me. Specially as my sister passed away just before Christmas. Try to focus on tunes that have the death meaning wasn't easy even it should be pretty easy to set as most of the rock bands have a tune about death of some kind. So I decided to go deep into the bleak and dark area of music and try to keep it patriotic. The band that crawled on my doorstep was the Swedish SKOGEN (Forest) and "I Döden"(In Death) is a gloomy journey through hollow stone lands that places it's listener on a pedal of northern darkness and death!

Other tunes that was played during this category was.

ZOMBIEKRIG "Evigt Liv" - Cheif Rebel 
(Great Choice from a Swedish Act) 
LIK "Le Morte Homme" - Holm 
(Excellent Swedish Death Metal) 
DRACONIAN "Pale Tortured Blue" - PÖbrink 
(Great pick from the Swedish Death/Doom metal band) 
METAL ALLEGIANCE "Suffargette City" - Hellan 
(Cool Cover of a Bowie classic) 
DECAPITATED "Earth Scar" - MÖbrink 
(Excellent Technical Polish Death Metal) 
AMORPHIS "Death Of A King" - Eriksdotter 
(Excellent Finnish Heavy Metal) 
ÆTHER REALM "Death" - Sandström (Great New Discovery) 
DR. LIVING DEAD "Terror Vision" - Sköldan (Cool Choice) 
PARASITE INC "The Pulse of the Dead
" - Jens 
(Jens Suprice with a New Discovery, Cool tune) SKOGEN "I Döden" - Stones

(Missing songs from two participants).

My Vinyl record with Skogen includes a real cool patch.

Today's tune "I Döden", the title tune from SKOGENs forth album, released 2014. The tune is filmed at Mörkaste Småland, Sweden, 2014.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Frehley's Comet - Rip It Out

Category Five:
is up for this Friday, taken from the annual hard rock evening.

My choice was the classical space tune "Space Lord" with the American rockers MONSTER MAGNET, great tune with a amazing groove.

Other tunes that was played during this category was.

THE LURKING FEAR "The Infernal Dread" - Chief Rebel
FREHLEY'S COMET - "Rip It Out" - Holm (Great Space Classic)
CONAN "Battle In The Swamp" - PÖbrink (Heavy Stuff)
FREHLEY'S COMET "Insane" - Hellan (Another Great Space Classic)
FEAR FACTORY "Martyr" - MÖbrink (Metalic Martyr)
PAGAN'S MIND "Hello Spaceboy" - Eriksdotter (Excellent Spaceboy Cover)
WORMWOOD "The Universe Is Dying" - Sandström (Cool and odd Choice)
INFECTIOUS GROOVES - "These Freaks Are Here To Party"
 - Sköldan (Haha great Choice)
AVANTASIA "Lost In Space
" - Jens (This is more typical Jens tune)
MONSTER MAGNET "Space Lord" - Stones

(Missing songs from two participants).

Today's tune "Rip It Out" with FREHLEY'S COMET, great and classic space tune.

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Official Ace Frehley Web

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