Saturnalia (Blood Money)

Well, obviously Unsane cannot be killed easily. They are like the city pest they summoned for the previous album “Wreck” (2012). Impossible to shake them off and get rid of them. And there’s no reason for that because Unsane excelled on “Sterilize”. Alongside self-titled debut (1991) and “Scattered, Smothered & Covered” (1995) this would be my favorite Unsane album.

Electric Wizard surprised me as well. I was bored with sprawling tedium of “Time to Die” (2014) and almost wrote them off. I was wrong. “Wizard Bloody Wizard” is brief and lean appearance for Electric Wizard standards, and indifferently evil as always. In the meantime I’ve also realized that I like Electric Wizard more than Sleep. I am especially fond of the second line-up with Lady Buckingham as additional guitarist.

(lately I’ve been reading the Red Riding 1974-1977-1980-1983 Quartet by David Peace, and although the background soundtrack for “1980” is comprised of Throbbing Gristle, Joy Division, A Certain Ratio, The Pop Group, Cabaret Voltaire, Whitehouse etc., these two recent bloody albums have similar impact on my twitching nerves)

We are fucked. See you in Hell.

 

All Hallows’ Evening ’85

Satan is boring.

hallow's victim

Saint Vitus – Hallow’s Victim

Saint Vitus – Prayer For The (M)asses

Saint Vitus – Mystic Lady

skull

Trouble – Pray For The Dead

Trouble – Fear No Evil

Trouble – The Skull

the obsessed

(recorded 1985, issued 1990)

The Obsessed – Tombstone Highway
The Obsessed – Inner Turmoil
The Obsessed – River Of Soul

Jul ’17: Circle ‎– Terminal

circle

Brand new studio recording from hard working and playfully extravagant Nordic collective. Sometimes they do miss but “Terminal” is for sure one more kosmische hit in frighteningly huge Circle discography. It is  heavier affair compared to tranquil and soothing beauty of previous studio album “Pharaoh Overlord”. Lately I’ve been hearing subtle Lungfish echos in Circle music, although it is more probable that they’ve gained similarities and harmonized some frequencies  following their own winding course. Heavy & uplifting stuff. Fascinating Finns!