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Breeding Death
Breeding Death
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spread The Death, July 18, 2001
This review is from: Breeding Death (Audio CD)
I swear to you, If I could give this record ten stars I would. It's that good. It's probably one of the best releases in extreme metal you'll ever get to hear. Members of Opeth, Katatonia & Edge Of Sanity come together as Bloodbath & bring forth one of the most brutal death metal releases ever. Forget Morbid Angel or Cannibal Corpse; this is far more stronger. While Morbid Angel & Cannibal Corpse often stray into guitar solos & slower songs, Bloodbath have 2 things in mind: fast pace & strong grooves. And they carry on that mission extremely well during the album's 3 songs; leaving your ears bleeding for more. Another thing worth noticing on this awsome release is the amazing vocals done by Mike Akernfeldt of Opeth. With his gore - soaked, deep hellish vocals, he proves that he has one of the best voices in extreme metal.

The Scroll and Its Combinations
The Scroll and Its Combinations
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Having all the combinations of being a great record., July 18, 2001
Wellwater Conspiracy is John McBain & Matt Cameron. McBain used to be in Monster Magnet, Cameron used to be in a band you might have heard of called Soundgarden. It's also one of the best bands in the world, but the world would probably never know that. Well, I think it's better off that way anyway.... If you're thinking Monster Magnet & Soundgarden, Well, I'm happy to tell you that you could not be anymore wrong. McBain & Cameron are very wise, and are leaving the grinding metal of their former bands at the door. Instead, they dive head first into 1960s rock & pop {back when those were not bad words} with a bit of prog rock thrown in for fun. The album in hand is their third, & with it they are doing just that. With songs like "C, Myself & Eye", "Of Dreams", "I Got Nightmares" & "Now Invisibly" among others; they bring back warm memories of a time long gone when rock music was real & played by real people. For me, there are only 2 setbacks to this album: First, it's way too short. Second, it's missing some of that raw, lo - fi feeling that I loved so much in the first record & is a bit too poppy & a bit less trippy for my liking. But that's all minor details, really. In an age ruled by fake rap metal bullshit, it's very good to have an album like this to remind you that all is not lost with rock.

Around the World in a Day
Around the World in a Day
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take a beautiful trip around the world, February 1, 2001
While this Prince album is dismissed by critics as being "overly psychedelic", it is my honest opinion that it is his finest work. It is here that prince truely found the balance between Rock {such as in "Paisley Park" & "Temptation"}, Funk {Such as in "Raspberry Beret", "Tamborine" & "Pop Life"} and soulful R&B ballads {such as in "Condition Of The Heart" & "The Ladder"; which in my opinion, is maybe the most beautiful song he ever wrote} and mix them all together. The end result is a very flowing, well - written album, that does not have a single weak momnent. I would suggest all of you who are Prince fans & don't yet own the album, to go buy it now!. Trust me, you won't regret it.

In the Court of Crimson King
In the Court of Crimson King
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All hail the crimson king !, October 30, 2000
Progresive rock always took on a lot of heat for ruining the true spirit of Rock and Roll, trunning it into an "adults only" matter. A lot of it is very true, but there were also some true talants in the movement. King Crimson, the brainchild of guitar god Robert Pripp, was one of them. In this first release, the band mixes just the right dose of rock, jazz, trippy jams and classical drama to create what is to me, its best and most solid body of work.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diamond songs, October 30, 2000
This review is from: Changesbowie (Audio CD)
Compilation albums are someting I useally dislike quite very much. They seem to always be confusing and downright misrepresentitive. Not in this case. Bowie managed to put together a very good "hits only" LP. Begining with the 1969 birth of Major Tom in "Space Oddity" through the Ziggy Stardust period and the poppy glam of "Yonung Americans" and "Sound & Vision", ending with a suprisigly good and funky 1990 version of "Fame". For those of you how have not been living on planet earth for the last 31 years and are unfamiliar with Bowie's body of work, this album is a good place to start. For all the rest of you, you probably don't need this, unless you want to listen to some David Bowie while driving your car.

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Snakebite, October 29, 2000
If you are thinking Guns and Roses, think again. This album is overall more aggresive than anything Guns and Roses has ever done. While being mostly a balls to the wall 1970s hard rock record {think Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith}, it does have some other worthy moments as well. these moments being: the bluesy "baggers and hangers on", the somewhat trippy "Lower" and the beautifully melodic "Back and forth again". If you are looking for a solid rock record to save you from this age of boybands and other forgetable teen idols, then this is the album for you.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something everyone should know...., October 28, 2000
This review is from: Interiors (Audio CD)
The album is hand is Brad's second one. If you are thinking Pearl Jam {Stone Gossard is the guitarist for Brad} think again, my friend, because you got it all wrong. This album has almost none of that "Seattle sound" that became so overused in the early 1990s. Instead, this album does include some extremely beautiful and moving moments. The band mixes funk, soul and just a bit of rock to create a solid, flowing album. stand out tracks include the rock-like " Lift", the highly emotional and somewhat trippy "Upon my shoulders" and "Funeral song" and the melodic, Counting Crowes orientated "Some never come home". Also, keep a close watch on lead singer Shawn Smith, who's voice is a beautiful cross between Stevie Wonder, Ben Harper and Steve Winwood. Sadly, Smith is one of the most overlooked artists of our time. And he should not be. When you will listen to this album, you'll understand why.

No Pussyfooting
No Pussyfooting
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7 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No real music...., October 28, 2000
This review is from: No Pussyfooting (Audio CD)
By 1973, both Robert Pripp and Brian Eno were already known as vital forces in the progresive rock movement. therefore, an album by the both of them together should be of high musical interest. Well, could be, but it is not. At least not for me. The album is hand includes two tracks in which Pripp is handling the guitar and Eno handling the Keyboards. Together they try to create a strange form of primitive ambient music, that for the most part just does not work. The first track is particularly strange, and at times can be even unlistenable. The second track is somewhat better, but still, nothing really stands out. Being a big fan of both musicans, this album is a major disappointment to me.
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Temple Of The Dog
Temple Of The Dog
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A work of love, October 28, 2000
This review is from: Temple Of The Dog (Audio CD)
I swear to you, if I could give this record 10 stars, I would. Yes, it is -that- good. This album is a beautiful musical clash which happens just about once in a lifetime. Members of Soundgarden and Mother Love Bone {together with a new found guitar hero, Mike McCready} got together in order to pay respect to the late and great Andrew Wood. The result is an extremely good hard rock album mixed with a touch of blues. It's an album that evokes fellings of true sadness, love and hope.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Above & beyond, October 28, 2000
This review is from: Above (Audio CD)
For me, the album is hand, along with "Temple Of The Dog" and Mother Love Bone, is one of the most important and moving records to ever come out of Seattle. Members of Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and Screaming Trees mix hard rock, blues a bit of jazz and a few trippy notes to create an extremely solid and sad album. Put the lights out, light a candle and listen to the blues of "Artifical Red", the hard rock of "I don't know anyting" and the trippy "All alone". Come on, don't be afraid to cry.... Also, this is the album where Mike McCready really got to show his song writing talents and obtain his "guitar god" status.

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