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The first time I heard this, I wanted to listen to it again, instantly. The second time, I needed to listen to it again.

I hear a lot of influences here, namely System of a Down or perhaps Talking Heads; a combination of grindcore, heavy metal, new wave, post punk...this album is all over the place and is not only addicting, but has such a unique identity to it, which varies from zany and bizarre, to fierce and brutal, to serene and strangely pretty.

The unique vocal here combines death ... read more

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marmaladejacket -
His voice is broken here, strained. It sounds bad. It doesn't sound good. The lyricism is lazy. The beat is standard. Sampling is whatever. The auto tune section is near unlistenable. As a one off take, it's non-essential. It feels like being dead for 2 minutes and 59 seconds.
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TECHNICALLY this is the first Unwound album, recorded in 1992 but released in 1995. So, I'm counting it as their debut. But then again, there was the tape from 1991, so TECHNICALLY that was the debut. But that could TECHNICALLY be a mini-album, but then again, this record could be considered as such, TECHNICALLY.

Whatever, this album rips. Raw and noisy, angry and impactful. That good ol' 90's noise rock I love. This was my first time listening to it, so if I find the debut this good, I can ... read more
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Very weird decision by The Stooges to release a 5th album after not releasing a 4th album (which, I emphasize, does not exist, even if it does)!

Oh well. This is what I consider to be their comeback record. It doesn't reach the sheer influential heights the band reached with their incredible trio of albums, but the energy here is still good enough. Some neat variety, and the lyricism is at best decent, sometimes (very) cheesy. It's fine and fun.

This is supremely better than the record that ... read more
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This album doesn't exist. Weird! If it did, it'd be one of the worst albums ever. Good thing it doesn't exist.
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This rating is based on the Iggy Pop 1997 mix of Raw Power; respect to David Bowie, but the difference is night and day for me. The Iggy mix is so raw and powerful, EXTREMELY LOUD (like, almost to the point of uncomfortability, complete with audible digital distortion), and is directly in your face...the Bowie cut is much more pleasant on the ears but lacks the same punch.

Try out both mixes, as the album itself is good no matter what, but the 1997 mix is what I feel epitomizes the term Raw ... read more
Apr 17, 2020
Hi there! I accidentally deleted my Fetch the Bolt Cutters review (instead of 'editing' it) and I'm quite pleased with it, would you mind giving it another look? I don't expect a like, just a read my friend!
Mar 14, 2020
if you had to choose a live performance of a song that's better than the original studio recording, what would it be? it can either be something youve experienced yourself or something from an official live album (cough cough its for a list)
Dec 31, 2019
I'm really glad you're reviewing Scott Walker's discography. I hope you will give a good review to Tilt, this album is probably in my top 20 of my favorite albums of all time.
Dec 18, 2019
i actually haven't heard very much of Gaahl's solo pursuits. i heard lots of good things about a new album he was involved with this year, so i'll probably check that out sometime before the end of 2019. some of his other stuff is pretty folk-centric which i wasn't that interested in when i skimmed it a year or two ago, but now i'm into that sound so who knows?
Dec 6, 2019
yooo that's sick thanks so much! i feel like i might've used the wrong word if i called it "divisive", because i havent really met anyone who thinks Gaahl's work with Gorgoroth is equal to or better than the stuff they did prior. maybe "controversial" would be a better choice, because again, a lot of people (including myself) feel as though the band's quality fell dramatically once Gaahl and King ov Hell (their bassist who joined roughly around the same time period) were at the helm. i still think Incipit Satan is a good album and Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam is okay, but generally Gaahl-era Gorgoroth output is spotty to say the least.
Dec 4, 2019
Good luck! I hope you will like them!
Dec 2, 2019
I know a lot more about jazz, here are some of the best albums to get into the genre:
-Mingus- "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady" (of course)
-John Coltrane - "Giant steps"
-Pharoah Sanders - "Karma"
-Don Cherry - "Don Cherry"
-Alice Coltrane - "Ptah, the El Daoud"
-Sun Ra - "Space Is The Place"
-Matana Roberts - "Coin Coin" Series
-Angle 9 - Injuries (very underrated)

I gave you a lot of recommendations so you can choose what interests you 😉
Dec 2, 2019
I am not a great metal connoisseur but I can recommend some unforgettable experiences:
-Agalloch - "Ashes Against the Grain" (their best imo)
-Cryptopsy - "None So Vile" (my favorite metal album ever)
-Autopsy - "Mental Funeral" (ultra technical death metal from the underworld)
-Paysage d'Hiver - "S/T" (atmospheric black metal masterpiece)

Otherwise, you can listen to legendary artists such as Burzum, Electric Wizard, Mayhem or Ulver but you probably already know them.
Nov 15, 2019
If you see me give a 100, it means that record is perfect for me. Everything is subject to change but usually 100s will remain as such.

I only rate albums with points ending in 5 or 0 unless it's a meme (or like, the number is in the title, such as Talking Heads's 77, which is a great score for that).

Rating Scale:
100: Classic/Favorite
90: Fantastic
80: Great
70: Solid
60: Passable
50: Indifference/Meh
40: Subpar
30: Bad
20: Terrible
10: Abysmal
0: Bottom of the Barrel
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