Saturday, June 28, 2014

" No Tears For The Devil"
( Wormholedeath records )
Metal/grunge - NORWAY

Out of the southwest of Norway comes a 5 piece band Angerman. They have started a career in
2005 , and during the first period of existence also released an EP, entitled " Newborn".
Actuelle offering, a full-length with 11 tracks in -" No Tears For The Devil", introduces band
as a metal/grunge act, also pretty influental by the 90's period as well. A modern production,
as same as distant playing, announce that Norway fellows has a serious plans for forthcoming
career. On the other side, a songs are similar among them, and many repeatable moments
are presents in its conception. As a band, they didn' t show much originalities, but technically
 as same as manneristically satisfies too. A mentioned less of originality could be a problem in
a future, but on nowadays scene exists many  similar act , support by worldwide audience.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

VICTOR CAMOZZI - “ Cactus & Roses”

“ Cactus & Roses”
(Volco Records/Hemifran) 2014.
Country/americana – USA

„ Cactus & Roses“ is a third album by Texas singer/songwriter Victor Camozzi. He’ s a troubadour and songwriter of old school manner, and his songs has a recognizable atmosphere and emotionalities. He possesses a deep powerful voice, and most of  the tracks were done in country/americana style, where too many ballads  characterize his album in general. A distant arrangements works and certain production are convincible part of his signature too. Nothing especially new can be heard here and there, but mentioned pleasant atmosphere, as same as evident emotionalities, still can hunt a new faithful fans..

Sunday, October 20, 2013

" Someday"
( Self - released ) 2013.
Blues / rockin' blues - USA

Steve Krase is a well-respected harmonica player and vocalist, whose activities
dated through last decades. Born in Brooklyn, NY, but last 20 years locate in Houston, Texas, he was also a part of Jerry Lighfoot And The Essentials band. There's no doubt, that he is a extraordinary harmonica player, and he has  released his actuelle album "Someday" , with respectful bunch of camarades and musicians. A CD are consists of 12 tracks in, done in standard, so call conventional blues/rockin' blues vain, but with addition of lotta' performing energy, and nothing less positive vibrations. Nothing especialy new, but with evidental emotionals and more than satisfying performings. Mr. Krase is also a certain singer, and most of present materials deserve repeatable listenings.

Rating : 8 / 10

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" Revelation "
( Wormholedeath Records ) 2013.
Death metal - ITALY

Italian power trio Worstenemy isn' t a new name under a underground metal sky in mentioned beautiful country, and also in the other part of the globe. Their activities started out in 1997 year, and band found themselves than as a thrash cover act. Later on, they changed style in Florida old death school variant, and in forthcoming part of career more or less they are on same direction . Their discography is also relevant. "Revelation" is a actual full-length with 10 tracks in, done in mentioned death metal older school mood. But, Italian trio also has showed that other releasing elements can introduce in respectful manner. Practically in each song they produce an interesting atmosphere, often up tempo changes, and clever dialogues between slower and faster parts. A present songs deserves a repeatable listening where more hidden details need to be discovered. There's no doubt that Worstenemy did a fine job with actual album...

Rating : 8, 5 / 10

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" Lone Chimney "
( Ranger Records ) 2013.
Country/folk/country rock - USA

This year a Red Dirt Rangers celebrate a 25 years of existence as a band. They are undoubtedlypride and joy of Oklahoma music scene, especially if we speak about country/folk/roots and similar genre's tendencies. Their experience is evident, and if you are in position to hear a first tacts of its songs, the meaning of mentioned words became clear. " Lone Chimney" are consists of 13 equalizing tracks, done in country/country rock/roots mood, with certain melodic lines, strong harmonization and nothing less than simply, but convince technical details. We can not find a less interesting or so call weaker places on its album, and all of present songs are also acceptable for radio using and night-time , and also day-time listening. Absolutely recommendable.

Rating : /

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Sunday, September 29, 2013


"All The Time In The World"
(self - released/Hemifran) 2012.
Alter folk/americana - SWEDEN

Written by Branimir Lokner
Friday, 19. September 2013

Out of Sweden comes a Jonas Carping, singer/songwriter who pleasently suprised worldwide audience with his debut release " All The Time In The World". He has recorded a debut CD with 10 tracks in with the following band, and complete materials were done in americana/folk/alter folk mood, with evident 70's pastiche as well. Jonas is a certain singer , with powerful and intense voice. His songs are melodic, absolute atmospheric, with so call " dark" intensions and the same present mood. He knows to associate on late Leonard Cohen, also on some Roy Orbinson works, but a mentioned specific atmosphere is a his key weapon. A complete materials except one track, where he is a co-author, describes him as a certain and convinceble composer. His album is a specally recomand for the night-time listening. All the technical things, as same as production satisfies too...

Rating : 8, 5 / 10


Thursday, September 5, 2013

ESQUELA - Are We Rolling?

ESQUELA - Are We Rolling?

Written by Branimir Lokner
Thursday, 05 September 2013

" Are We Rolling? "
( Livestock/Bovina Records/Hemifran  ) 2013.
Rock / americana/roots music - USA

A New York based band Esquela is a relatively newer act, under the indie roots/americana
therithory. Firstly, they have discographicaly started with " The Owl Has Landed" album,
and a few months ago, they are hailing with actuelle product, a CD entitled
" Are We Rolling?". And, a simply answer is - yes. Esquela in best possible way communicate
with rock/americana/country rock/roots music variants, and also with 70's flavours and
additionals as well. A soulful voice of singer Rebecca Frame characterize an atmosphere
in its songs , penned mostly by bass player Chico Finn. In many aspects a 6 piece Newyorkers
reminds on known 70's acts, but  psychologically they also elegantly captures a standars of
our time. " Are We Rolling?" are consists of mainly equalizing materials, and one " classic"-
- " Tossin' And Turnin' "

Rating : 8, 5 / 10
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