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Riot – The Brethren of the Long House

USA – November 1995 (Japan), 1996 (elsewhere) – Sony Music Japan, Rising Sun Productions, Metal Blade

01. Intro/The Last of the Mohicans [Trevor Jones cover] – 01:41
02. Glory Calling – 05:11
03. Rolling Thunder – 03:56
04. Rain –  04:58 – !!!!
05. Wounded Heart – 03:56 – !!!!
06. The Brethren of the Long House – 05:24 – !!!!
07. Out in the Fields [Gary Moore cover] – 04:03 – !!!!
08. Santa Maria – 03:50 – L
09. Blood of the English – 05:49 – !!!!
10. Ghost Dance – 05:35
11. Shenandoah [traditional] – 03:57
12. Holy Land – 04:47 – !!!!
13. The Last of the Mohicans (Reprise)” [Trevor Jones cover] – 06:26 – !!!!
14. Sailor [bonus track] – 06:16

Released first in Japan (their promised land) and many months after in United States, “Brethren…” is an amazing concept album for the American primitive tribes, their wars against the European colonialists and a great perspective about the Indian way of thinking.
Besides this, “Brethren…” was a joking resemblance of the band’s status in the music industry… As Indians in a European world… Worthless to say that this album had the same luck with all the previous and next lps of the band, lacking any kind of professional promoting and commercial success.
Furthermore and contrary to other Riot’s albums that have won a respectable legacy throughout the years, “Brethren” remains almost completely unknown. Just like its Indian heroes.


Ophicvs – Pale Motorider (2015)

USA – October 2015 – Hota RexOphicvs-Pale Motorider 2015

01. Pale Motorider – 03:01 ~
02. Infernal Highway – 04:01 ~
03. Capra Macabra – 04:00
04. Badass – 03:03
05. Diabolo Thunder – 03:16 ~
06. Until I Die – 03:43 ~
07. Lobo – 04:19 ~
08. Underworld Jackal – 03:43 – M
09. Afterlife Bastard – 03:44
10. Ridin’ Like the Devil – 03:18 ~


Black Sabbath – The Acrobat Years (1970-78)

Sabbath-The Acrobat Years
As every genre has its pioneers, so metal does with Black Sabbath. Credited as “fathers” of heavy metal, Sabbath are still one of the main inspirations for thousand bands and dozens of styles and genres, from classic heavy metal to stoner and psych rock.
The band’s first period with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals was their most successful and the most inspirational one…. Based on these masterpieces, from 1970′ debut “Black Sabbath” album until 1975′ “Sabotage”, whole sub-genres of rock and metal were discovered and evolved (e.g. doom and stoner). (more…)


Southern Badass – Born In Mud (2012)

Perpignan,France – June 2012
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01. At The Gates – 01:16~
02. Wrath Temptation – ML – 04:15
03. Call Of New Orleans – ML – 04:30
04. Nowhere Man – 03:45 – M
05. Storm – 04:05  ~
06. The Witch – MU – 05:28
07. Desert Trinity – L(intro) U – 10:36 ~
08. Dusty Road – 02:56
09. Back To Where I Want – 04:19
10. Voodoo Girl – 03:21
11. Sons Of The Sun – 06:36 – !!!!
12. Bad Moon Rising [C.C.R. cover – bonus] – 03:40

Big stoner metal dosages blended with a southern sense… Friends of bands like Karma to Burn, Down, Black Label Society and Sasquatch will appreciate it.


Mustasch – Need to hurt someone… (2001-2015)

mustasch-front-specialsFew are the bands of the 00s with so awesome fucking sound and even fewer those who never feared of exposing publicly their true vicious beliefs and evil instincts… (more…)


Praying Mantis – Time Tells No Lies (1981)

England/Spain/Greece – March 1981 – Arista Recordspraying-mantis-time-tells-no-lies

01. Cheated – 03:52
02. All Day & All of the Night – 03:58
03. Running for Tomorrow – 03:40
04. Rich City Kids -03:47 – !!!!
05. Lovers to the Grave – 04:52 – MLMU – !!!!
06. Panic in the Streets – 03:42
07. Beads of Ebony – 05:42 – MU
08. Flirting With Suicide – 05:04
09.  Children of the Earth – 05:37 – UMU

They could be in the top of the world. They became nothing in no time… The band never really managed to cope with the fail of “Time Tells…”, a fantastic melodic hard rock stunner.
Good albums and many great songs followed, but Mantis’ history remains a bitter reminiscent of the arrogance of music industries and their exploitation upon the bands.
Unfortunately, time said the biggest lie.


S.M.F of Twisted Sister (1982-1985)

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S.M.F. is the abbreviation for Sick Motherfucking Friends… as the fan club of Twisted Sister. Below is a short and sick motherfucking reminiscent of the most successful era of the band… (more…)