Album Reviews

Refuge - Solitary Men

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The recent history of RAGE had lots of ups and downs and, in fact, came close to an abrupt ending when Peavy announced the dismantling of the lineup with the future looking pretty vague. Fortunately, the crisis was officially averted, and the solid proof of this is the two records RAGE released in less than two years. But that is not all; REFUGE entered the spotlight when the classic RAGE lineup teamed up for some live shows (as TRES HOMBRES) just for the fun of it. Oh my, was I jealous learning that Peavy, Chris and Manni were revisiting those albums that turned me into a fan some decades ago... And then, out of the blue came the announcement of a new album titled “Solitary Men” with REFUGE being responsible. Is it possible that these fine gentlemen rediscovered their studio mojo?

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Saturday, 28 July 2018 10:58

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DevilDriver - Outlaws 'Til the End, Vol. 1

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It is rather easy to make an album full of covers and I am sure some will add the word ‘lazy’ to this description. Yeah, recording covers is part of having fun and - in theory - should not be taken seriously. However, when a band puts some serious effort on it and filters the songs through its own personal sound and style, then you’ve got something that’s worth spinning more than for ‘just checkin’ out’. This is exactly the case with DEVILDRIVER’s take on Country with “Outlaws ‘Til the End, Vol. 1” featuring ten covers of... Yeah, you guessed right, Country tunes. I would have add the adjective “well-known” tunes but that would have been insincere since my relation to this genre is on a ‘I’ve heard that somewhere’ basis.

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Wednesday, 11 July 2018 14:24

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Black Book Lodge - Steeple And Spire

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The thing about reviewing records is that sometimes bands come up with what most probably would have been overlooked when picking up new music at the record store. Sometimes it's a real challenge to dig as deep as needed to form an opinion. Sometimes what at a first glance seemed to be uninteresting, turns out to be a very good encounter. Danish BLACK BOOK LODGE would definitely fall into this category. Esthetically the band, as well as the musical description, fall outside my area of interest in general.

Written by Erika Wallberg Wednesday, 11 July 2018 14:12

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Estate - Mirrorland

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When I start to believe that I am up to date with the scene, another batch of bands shows up. But that I haven't heard about ESTATE, might not be all that strange; bands from behind the iron curtain tend not to be rotated frequently in the West, not even on social media. And so came ESTATE and their second full length release titled “Mirrorland” into my life.

Written by Erika Wallberg Wednesday, 11 July 2018 14:04

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