Monday, 12 April 2021

Wheel - Preserved In Time

Monday, a new week and it's time to present "Record Of The Week".

WHEEL is a german Traditional Doom Metal band that was formed in 2006 in Dortmund, Germany.

And now after eight years, they are back with their third album "Preserved In Time" on the label Cruz del Sur. An album that gets you back to the prime time of the true, epic doom of the highest order in the vein of CANDLEMASS, SOLITUDE AETURNUS, and TROUBLE!

"Preserved In Time" is a forty-eight-minute, seven songs with an epic length of slo-mo, emotional doom that gets to be an early favorite of another shitty year! As on this record, the long creation time is well spent, as they feel so much stronger and doomier than ever before and that can clearly be heard on the opening tune "At Night They Came Upon Us", where the slowly-grinding wagon wheel by Benjamin Homberger guitar, the thick bass line Marcus Grabowski and the tight and well-swinging drummer Carsten Jercke and the fabulous vocals by Arkadius Kurek. The high key in Kurek's vocal gives crawling goosebumps and high low key is smooth as silk where its clearly can be heard in "When The Shadow Takes You Over", a half paced ballad-like with a melancholic vibe, beautiful harmonies, marvelous vocals, I can just stand up and clap my hands. Thundering drum playing by Jercke is served in "After All", a tune that flows in a more mournful way in a big space. In "She Left In Silence" we get another powerful piece, big chorus, a swirling solo by Homberger glowing guitar. "Aeon Of Darkness" follows the powerful and epic way, acoustic guitar slings are added to spicy up this melodic piece a bit, truly wonderful in all its way. The dramatic "Hero Of The Weak", shows up another side of the band with a more modern presentation with some guttural vocals parts. The album closes up with the glorious nine minutes "Daedalus" that floating between heavy bass riffs, hard-hitting drums, crunching guitar riff and swirling solos, to a more shimmering and more withdrawn way, but oh so beautiful part where the vocals caress the drums and the guitar and bass plays easily until it's time to let loose again, totally mind-blowing!

"Preserved In Time" is an excellent traditional doom delight, a true gem, a record that I highly recommend to check up!

WHEEL consists of:
Benjamin Homberger (guitars),
Marcus Grabowski (bass),
Arkadius Kurek (vocals),
Carsten Jercke (drums)

Sum: Preserved In Time is the strongest doom album so far, 2021!

Today's tune "She Left In Silence", taken from "Preserved In Time", released April 9, 2021, by Cruz Del Sur.

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Sunday, 11 April 2021

Alexis Korner - I'd Rather Go Blind

Sunday, time for a classic!

Alexis Korner, was a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as "a founding father of British blues". A major influence on the sound of the British music scene in the 1960s, Korner was instrumental in the formation of several notable British bands including The Rolling Stones and Free.

Today's tune "I'd Rather Go Blind" is recorded live on 29. April, 1983. This superb concert performance celebrating the 25th anniversary of London s Marquee Club is a testament to Korner s talents as he is joined on stage by some famous friends including Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, and Ruby Turner. Enjoy!

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Official Alexis Korner Wiki

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Saturday, 10 April 2021

Bokassa - So Long, Idiots!

BOKASSA is one of Norway’s most exciting up-and-coming exports when it comes to hard-hitting, groovy and catchy rock music. With millions of streams on their last full-length album, "Crimson Riders", as well as supporting tours with METALLICA, BOKASSA is ready to take on the next chapter of their already buzzing story!

On the new single "So Long, Idiots!", BOKASSA come through with a tight, dense rock banger, displaying the band’s undeniable energy while seamlessly transitioning into melodic choruses and tasteful guitar solos. BOKASSA are a serious rock’n’roll powerhouse to be reckoned with in 2021!

Enjoy today's tune "So Long, Idiots!" Shot by Kenneth Sporsheim at Brewgata.

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Friday, 9 April 2021

Void Rot - Liminal Forms

Friday, time to change direction a little and offer you guys some pure American death-doom at its best from the titans VOID ROT that returned with their colossal debut full-length LP "Descending Pillars" last year, an imposing sonic monolith of obsidian slow death metal and dismal atmospherics that encases the listener into a monstrous sarcophagus of sound. In its immense forty minutes "Descending Pillars" conjures visions of otherworldly finality and of absurd forms of death and demise taking shape at the edge of a formless and implacable dark cosmos. With influences ranging from GRAVE to DISEMBOWELMENT, INCANTATION, and BOLT THROWER.

On "Descending Pillars" the Minnesota quartet re-establishes itself as a visionary new act with an unparalleled sound and aesthetic of dismally towering proportions, cementing their reputation as one of contemporary death-doom’s most promising and visionary prospects along with the ranks of entities like KRYPTS, SPECTRAL VOICE, and VASTUM.

Cassette by Sentient Ruin Two color options for cassette Embossed O-card. Vinyl pressing by Everlasting Spew and Sentient Ruin "Formless Void" repress color variant - black and silver merge "Cosmic Aberration" color variant - oxblood and bone galaxy Black. Includes fold-out poster with artwork by Misanthropic Art, Cover artwork by Timo Ketola

Guitars, vocals, synths - JH
Guitars - KS
Bass - CC
Drums - WB

Music - JH
Lyrics - JH
Guitar solo on “Monolith” by Alex Walstad

Recorded and Mixed by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording
Mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios

Today's tune "Liminal Forms", taken from the album "Descending Pillars", released September 11, 2020, enjoy!

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