Monday, 21 January 2019

Soilwork - Verkligheten

Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

"Verkligheten" (Swedish for "Reality"), SOILWORKs 11th album, released January 11, 2019. It is the first album to feature drummer Bastian Thusgaard as the replacement of longtime member Dirk Verbeuren. The album's release also marks the longest gap between SOILWORK studio albums to date, with their previous album, "The Ride Majestic", having been released nearly three and a half years earlier.

That SOILWORK is known for is well crafted tunes and with the latest release "Verkligheten" they have once again showed how to make great tunes that is easy to grasp even though there is a complexity in their creation and their way to blend aggression and grandeur. It's very easy to shake your legs to their music, it's very melodic, hard and extremely well played with a great swing and punch that just tickling the ear canals with lovely sounds.

The album opens up with the title tune "Verkligheten", a beautiful instrumental intro before the album second tune "Arrival" explodes with freaking guitar riffs signed David Andersson and Sylvain Coudret, mean bass licks by Taylor Nordberg, thunderous blast beats by Bastian Thusgaard, along with a superb harsh and soft vocals by the main man Björn Strid. "Full Moon Shoals", is a real beauty, melodic, harsh and very progressive. "The Nurturing Glance" opens up with a neatly intro before it erupts into a heavy melodic mayhem, catchy with a great swing. "When The Universe Spoke" and "Needles and Kin" (featuring Tomi Joutsen from AMORPHIS) are two highlights, both with deadly blastbeats with a superb riffing and hooks to die for. The electromagnet beauty "Stålfågel"(featuring Alissa White-Gluz ARCH ENEMY) is another killer tune with big catchy choruses that force you to squeeze the volume even more. Screamadelic tunes like "Bleeder Despoiler" and "The Wolves Are Back in Town" are some neat tunes. "The Ageless Whisper" have some catchy hooks, riffing and magic middle play. The half paced tune "You Aquiver" (featuring Dave Sheldon) with it's immensely hummable hooks ends this strong album, nice to see that you guys are back and that it sounds so good after 20 years, well done.

Sum: This is a top-notch melodic death metal album and a superb way to start the new year.

Today's tune "Full Moon Shoals", taken from "Verkligheten", enjoy!

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Sunday, 20 January 2019

Dare - Abandon

Sunday, time for a classic!

DARE are a rock band from Oldham, England, fronted by THIN LIZZY keyboard player Darren Wharton. They formed in 1985 and have released ten albums to date, nine studio and one live. An eleventh album will be released in 2019.

Today's tune "Abandon" is taken from the bands debut album "Out of the Silence" It was released in 1988 on A&M Records. It was recorded in Los Angeles at singer, Joni Mitchell's private studio in Beverly Hills. The lineup for this album consisted of Darren Wharton (vocals/keyboards), Vinny Burns (guitars), Martin 'Shelley' Shelton (bass), James Ross (drums), and Brian Cox (keyboards). Enjoy!

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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Delain - Masters Of Destiny

DELAIN is a Dutch symphonic metal band formed in 2002 by former WITHIN TEMPTATION keyboardist Martijn Westerholt, and Charlotte Wessels. The name of the band comes from the Kingdom of Delain in Stephen King's novel, The Eyes of the Dragon.

The band announced a new EP titled "Hunter's Moon" on December 13, 2018. The EP will be released on February 22, 2019. It is the first album to feature Joey de Boer on drums.

"Hunter's Moon consists of four new tunes, a live album and a live Blue-Ray disc.

The band’s guitarists step to the forefront in composing two tracks exclusive to this release in "This Silence Is Mine" (Timo Somers) and "Art Kills" (Merel Bechtold). The live portion of the release will take you on a cinematic journey to the Danse Macabre Tour in Utrecht’s Tivoli Vredenburg. The majority of the live album features the deep tones of NIGHTWISH’s Marco Hietala and includes the hits like "Nothing Left", "Your Body Is A Battleground" and "Control The Storm".

The first single and today's tune "Master of Destiny", of the EP was released on January 11, 2019

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Friday, 18 January 2019

Jinjer - Perennial

JINJER is a Ukrainian female fronted band which plays a mixture of progressive metalcore and groove metal, with some inlays of funk, reggae and jazz, though on their second LP the band shifted a bit to death metal of the European school.

JINJER was formed in 2010 when Tatiana Shmailyuk joined the guys as a vocalist. In 2013, the band were acknowledged as the best metal band of the year in Ukraine.

JINJER have been working frantically on a mind-blowing soundscape only they can do justice for and one that shatters all comparisons. Their third album "King of Everything" catapulted this Ukrainian juggernaut into the collective consciousness of the Metal universe and their new EP "Micro" undoubtedly cements itself as another milestone in the history of JINJER. The first single ‘Ape‘ is nothing short of a groove-laden kick in the guts wake up call, full of flickering sonic fury and melodic flashes, while the Micro EP in itself is an emotionally charged trip ranging from caressing to traumatizing and loaded with world-class grooves that can only leave you wanting more.

JINJER consists of:

Tatiana Shmailyuk - vocals
Roman Ibramkhalilov - guitars
Eugene Kostyuk - bass
Vladislav Ulasevish - drums

JINJER is out touring atm with AMORPHIS and SOILWORK.

Today's tune "Perennial" taken from the brand new EP “Micro”, released via Napalm Records on January 11th 2019, enjoy.

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