Deals & Steals: Viking Swords and Mixing Boards
3 Inches of Blood – Battlecry Under a Winter Sun $5.59. Old school 3IOB is good times.
Dark Tranquillity – Haven $4.88. I’m trying to like it. Really. The riffs are there, but so is the baritone crooning. At least I didn’t turf it out the window like I did with Projector.
Lair of the Minotaur – Evil Power $4.19. This is currently one of my favourite things; a sludgy, fudgy Melvins-like fuzztone with an Entombed’s worth of aggression. Heavy, heavy shit.
Lonely Island – Turtleneck and Chain $9.99. The perfect thing for chilling and sippin’ on a lite beer.
Landmine Marathon – Sovereign Descent $5.99. Recent changes to the band can’t take away the power of this massive recording.
Imperative Reaction – Minus All $4.49. IR are that rare animal nowadays – traditional electro industrial.
Arch Enemy – Anthems of Rebellion $2.99. Their most ineffectual album to date, but the price was right.
Evanescence – The Open Door $6.99. File under stuff that I know is bad but listen to anyway. So terrible, so in my car all the time. I think it’s because Amy Lee’s voice reminds me of happy times chasing girls in college using Sarah McLachlan as bait.
And lastly, a record that reminds me of a fun concert story:
Hanzel und Gretyl – Uber Alles $2.00. I have a soft spot for these Fako-Fascisto Funsters. They played my area with Slick Idiot last year (during Oktoberfest, no less) and blew out the sound system in the club about 20 times in a row. The result was terrible, but I’ll never forget mock-dominatrix Vas Kallas turning to Kaiser von Loopy, completely dropping character, and honking in pure Brooklynese: “This is gonna be one of them nights, eh Rob?”
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