Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dream Death-Journey into mystery

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I used to have this 1987 release on cassette at one point. Like many other tapes it wore out from being played over and over so I eventually picked it up on CD. Of course it sounds better on CD and I actually like the music more now than I did back then. It's kind of mid-paced doom influenced by the likes of Celtic Frost and Candlemass. However a CD means a larger cover and the badness of the cover came to my attention even more. I like the melting band logo, but other than that the cover is full of messy images, sloppy angles and a certain incomplete feel to the whole picture.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kane Roberts-s/t

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Guitarist Kane Roberts briefly played with Alice Cooper in the 1980's. He played on the very average "Constrictor" and the quite good "Raise your fist and yell". He also did a few solo albums. This one was done in 1987 while he was still playing with Alice. He used that machine gun guitar on stage with Alice. Despite how silly it looks he could actually play when he wanted to. Unfortunately his better material was with Mr. Cooper and this album consisted of stuff he wrote over a three year period. In case you were wondering this cover is better than the music on the album so that should tell you something.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

King Diamond-Abigail

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It was the King's second full length solo release and it had "B movie" horror type lyrics. However the vocals, music and the album cover are all great.

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