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The Movements

Like Elephants 1 (Like Elephants 2 is scheduled for release in early 2014) is a 11 track CD full of beautiful masterpieces that are performed with so much feeling and passion, the intensity of each track is so deep you wonder what was going around the time of writing and recording.

Robert Dahlqvist

The Hellacopters disbanded amicably in 2008 so the members could move on to other projects.For whatever reason, guitarist Robert Dahlqvist of The Hellacopters saw fit to release an album as a solo artist.. The resulting album is both intriguing and inspiring in the variations.

Cleanteeth

I guess the easiest way to describe this band is to tag them with the sludge metal label. Their thick rhythms, distorted riffs, fat grooves, growling/throaty vocals and heavy as shit drumming is a trademark of the genre, so I guess that's what they are. It's very hard not to be drawn onto bands like Dukes of Nothing, Harvey Milk, 16, Amebix, Ken Mode, Weedeater, Sourvein and more when listening to this.

Truckfighters

Probably the best band in the world.

This must be some kind of joke, because the pure silliness of this biography is just too much. Truckfighters has the fuzz rock sound of just too many bands out there today with no real spark to set them apart. The new song “The chairman” is funk meets poppy stonerrock and has no kick and fails in his attempt to entertain. Add 3 uninspired live tracks to this CDEP and you can add this to the skip category.

Haken

I have little to no knowledge what's going on in the progressive metal scene at the moment, but I do know this, I enjoy what Haken have to offer. It's prog, so you know what to expect ..

Avatarium

Candlemass/Krux bass player Leif Edling have allied forces with guitarist Marcus J. (Evergrey) drummer Lars S. (Tiamat), organist Carl W. (Krux) and newcomer Jennie-Ann Smith.  While familiar sounding, a few of these songs have very catchy melodies and are delivered with solid execution.. The very good use of mood, well structured songs and musical ability makes this 50-minute album a good pick for anyone into a folkier sort of doom metal.

The Answer

The Answer were one of the very few Irish retro rock bands that actually made a name for themselves…at least for a little while..with highlight the support act for AC/DC.

SAHG

Whoever SAHG are, they’re good at it. Good at peddling classic/heavy/prog/stoner metal they knock it off here with taste and unashamed panache which keeps most of these 8 songs pretty appealing. Norway is where they come from a part called Bergen to be exact and this happens to be their fourth album..

In Solitude

The music is rooted in classic 80s metal, but with a punk wave twist that makes In Solitude sound fresh. A big strength concerning this album is the actual performances; you can just feel the energy and pure will that lies behind the band members' delivery of the music, expressive and rock solid on every front. “He comes” opens the disc and lays the groundwork for the melancholic atmosphere that runs through the album. Most of the songs are very catchy and there is not one bad song among them.

Blackout

Heavy sludge metal a la Nightstick, Electric Wizard, Sleep, EyeHateGod and In the Company of Serpents from this NY trio on this 6-song outing, as the majority of the music on We Are Here lies buried under a powerful onslaught of gritty vocals and a treacherous stomp of beats. From the opener of “Amnesia” through “Colombus” and “Seven” the band seems to create an honest and raw take on.

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