d.r.e.a.m. t.r.ö.l.l. - 't.h.e. k.n.i.g.h.t o.f. r.e.b.e.l.l.i.o.n.' (2017)

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 18:16 -- bryan

you could say that this album has been my gateway to power metal. dj lionshead might say, dude, manowar. and, yea, you might as well include mercyful fate. still, dream tröll really carry the torch right. much respect to metal band camp for putting me on to these lads.  



t.r.a.n.s. a.m. - 'c.a.l.i.f.o.r.n.i.a. h.o.t.e.l.' (2017)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:46 -- bryan

witty album title, lads.  trans am still at it after almost twenty-five years or whatever.  i got bored on them after futureworld, circa 1999.  still, they put out some seminal work.  i would love to herald this record as a return to form.  instead i'm just gonna say you could be listening to worse shit in 2017.  they're playing shows these days.  i am pretty sure if i saw this live, i'd be pretty into it.  good tunes.  it kinda remind me of stuff like ota petrina, a little bit, or maybe some of the older shit they like to imitate.  anyway, nothing revolutionary here.  still, a formidable record.  not too many other records i post fit the "jock jams" taxonomy quite as thoroughly as this.  

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