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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 8/17/11

Hey there, everybody, it's been a rough week thus I don't have much to blather about. Doesn't help having a little one up my crack first thing in the morn, so we'll cut the chatter and just say thanks as always for your faithful support. More reviews and insanity coming up this week, including some analysis of the new All Shall Perish album by Devin Walsh and some catching up of the backlog from yours truly.


Exodus - Fabulous Disaster
Admiral Browning - Battle Stations
Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
Chelsea Grin - My Damnation
Candlebox - s/t
Candlebox - Lucy
The Runaways - The Mercury Albums Anthology
The Dictators - Bloodbrothers
The Clash - s/t
The Clash - Give 'em Enough Rope
The Clash - London Calling
The Clash - Super Black Market Clash
The Clash - Sandinista!
The Clash - Combat Rock
Art Blakey - A Night in Tunisia
Art Blakey - Indestructible
Paul Simon - Graceland
The Cure - Bloodflowers


cjk_44 said...

Omnium Gatherum – New World Shadows
Amorphis – The Beginning of Times
Sylosis – Edge of the Earth
Burst – Prey on Life
Suicide Silence – No Time to Bleed
A Life Once Lost – Hunter
Iron Maiden – The X Factor
Karma to Burn – Live in London
Various Artists – Guitars That Ate My Brain
Jakob Dylan – Women & Country
Keb’ Mo’ – Slow Down
Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten

Reading: “The Divine Invasion” by Philip K. Dick

Ray, life is a grind! Especially for me tis week as well. Upon reflection my playlist sort of reflects that.

Anyhoo, great review of Admiral Browning - I'll have to check that out.

Metal Mark said...

Deep Purple-s/t, Shades of, The book of Taliesyn, Concerto for group and orchestra
Saxon-Call to arms, Best of
Anthrax-Worhsip music
Sigh-Scorn defeat re-issue
Buffalo-Volcanic rock
Bolder Damn-s/t
Breaker-Get tough and Get tougher
Twisted Tower Dire-Make it dark
The running man soundtrack
Conan the barbarian soundtrack

Reading-a couple of Star Trek novels, cookbooks and books on coaching soccer

Gidget-The complete series

((( Headbang Here ))) said...

My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
Origin - Entity
Neuraxis - Asylon
Symphony X - Iconoclast
Dodsferd - Suicide And The Rest Of Your Kind Will Follow
Ripple Music compilation
Accept - Metal Heart
Iced Earth - s/t
Iced Earth - Horror Show
Noise Therapy - Tension

taotechuck said...

Nice mix this week, Ray.

This Grateful Dead thing won't leave me alone. Bob and I finished up our listening project a week or so back, but I keep tracking down live shows and checking them out. For someone who's always hated the Dead, this is a pretty dramatic shift.

Fortunately, I had some time to dig into some old favorites and some stuff that's new (at least to me).

Grateful Dead - Reckoning
Grateful Dead - In The Dark
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 9
Grateful Dead - Europe '72
Grateful Dead - Barton Hall, Ithaca, 5/8/1977
June Christy - The Misty Miss Christy
Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps
Death Cab for Cutie - Codes and Keys
De La Soul - Buhloone Mindstate
Magda - Fabric 49
Drive By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera
Deep Purple - Shades of Deep Purple
Deep Purple - The Book of Taliesyn

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

cjk, I had a death in the family this week and my mood has varied since I was close to my aunt. Trying to keep head up and chest out. Glad you liked the AB review, thanks, man. Definitely check those guys out and support the homeboys.

Mark, how are you liking Anthrax? I am still waiting for that Purple package to arrive from the promo powers that be. Licking chops.

HH, I'm surprised I didn't turn to My Dying Bride this week, given the way it's gone, but I've been hung up on The Runaways and that's helping me stay out of a funk.

Thanks, Chuck! You're hooked on a feeling, as the song says. I should revisit that De La album. I had it and sold it even though I love that group.

Metal Mark said...

Ray-The new Anthrax is decent, but not spectacular. It sounds like the album that could have come out between State of Euphoria and Persistance of time. Better than they have been in years, but merely good. Much like Megadeth and Metallica I think Anthrax's days of great albums are far behind them. Yet Slayer are still knocking out great albums.

DPTH International said...

Eso Charis - S/T
Eternity X - Mind Games, Zodiac, The Edge
Ethereal Scourge - Judgement & Restoration
Etrusgrave - Masters of Fate
Eva O - Damnation/Salvation
Evanesence-The open Door, Fallen
Evelyn - S/T ep
Ever Circling Wolves-The Silence from your Room
Eversinceve - As Pride Falls ep, Fire finds beauty in Ashes
Evil Masquerade-Welcome to the show
Evil Survives - Powerkiller
Evile - Enter The Grave, Infected Nations
Evroklidon - The Flame of Sodom
Ex Deo - Romulus
Excelsis - Anduin the Rive, The legacy of Sempach, Tales of Tell, Kurt of Koppigen, The Standing Stone
Exodus - All Studio albums (except either version of Bonded By Blood *I know, that's a sin*) and Good Friendly Violent Fun

Also slipped in AC/DC-Dirty Deeds Done dirt Cheap and Cro Mags- Revenge.

Sorry to hear about your loss, Ray.

cjk_44 said...

Ray, sorry to hear about your loss. I have an aunt who is in the final days of her life, but since she beat cancer more than a decade ago every day has been a blessing for her. Another reminder to live life to the fullest and celebrate all the good thing life brings to us.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Dpth and cjk, thank you for the kind words. Cjk, sorry in advance for your loved one's suffering, and I hope she finds peace along with all of you. Damn cancer to hell.

Mark, I had a feeling you might not dig the new Anthrax as much. I tried to avoid the nostalgia part of it and just sunk into the layers of it all. I think it will be a heavily debated album.

Metal Mark said...

Ray-It's good and may grow on me. Easily their best since The sound of white noise, but it doesn't compare with Spreading the diseases, Among the living or Persistance of time.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Well, I'd agree with that, Mark. I would rank this one fifth of their all-time behind your mentioned, then Fistful of Metal. I even debated whether Sound of White Noise was better or not and this one edges that one out, great an album as White Noise.

Metal Mark said...

I agree that FOM is better too. Need to hear the new one a few more times to decide whether it or TSOWN is better. You need to hear the new Saxon, it rocks.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Cool, Saxon's been on a hot streak with their recent albums, so I do want to hear the new stuff.