jueves, febrero 26, 2009

Entroido 2009

Entroido or Carnaval or Carnival... I dont like too much to disguise in this party (it's more interesting when YOU are the ONLY one dressing hihii hhhhh ;) ). Here in Galicia this is a famous party, though in big cities people are not that party people as in the most famous little towns in Ourense, where all the population of those villages like Xinzo de Limia, Verín or Laza, are attending and enjoying in a traditional way this pagan celebration.
Well, coming back to Vigo, I will just post some pics of this party here, most of them with the rest of the erasmus. I didnt actually dressed, so I asked to my dear Karolina if she could make what I was thinking.. and she totally read my mind :D

miércoles, febrero 25, 2009

Surprises 2008: Martriden - The Unsettling Dark

Martriden is a black/melodic death band from USA. They released their first album on 2008 after the well criticized EP in 2006. They have very melodic parts but also very brutal with powerful drums and blast-beats, production is great and voice is mostly black metal oriented. Riffs goes mostly from melodeath rythms to fast black metal tremolos, though they are not so varied or original sometimes. Some acoustic guitars and effective background keyboards that appear in some moments make this album to have a nice different touch.
Anyway, The Unsettling Dark is a good debut album, another band to look forward future releases.

2.The Enigma of Fate05:35
3.The Calling05:07
4.Ascension Pt. 103:26
5.Ascension Pt. 204:07
6.Processional for the Hellfire Chariot04:35
7.The Unsettling Dark06:15
9.A Season in Hell04:48
10.Immaculate Perception03:33

Martriden - The Unsettling Dark

martes, febrero 24, 2009

Surprises 2008: This Haven - Today A Whisper, Tomorrow A Storm

This Haven is a swedish band that mixes from Hardcore to Stoner to Melodic Death to Deppresive Rock Riffs but in a very rock-heavy metal feeling with progressive way of composing. I know you are confused about howcome all this mix could work or maybe just could sound. It's difficult to explain "Today A Whisper, Tomorrow A Storm", but although being the first album of the band it really gives the impression of maturity.
Sound is perfect, and nothing to hesitate if I tell you the producer was Dan Swano, and performance is also great. Voice is clean but with an important Stoner/Jonas Renkse from Katatonia touch, and we can hear in a secondary scene sometimes acoustic guitars or keyboards, even in "Plague" a female voice.
It really is a complete album of hmm I will take the risk :P alternative progressive metal? I tried lol

1.It's The End04:42
2.I Will Deceive04:13
3.Welcome To Delirium04:47
4.The Fallen04:08
5.Hero Of Your Hell 04:57
7.Apocalyptical Anthem: I. B.C., II. A.D.06:24
8.And The Devil In Me Smiles05:01

This Haven - Hero of Your Hell (Live)

This Haven - Today A Whisper, Tomorrow A Storm

lunes, febrero 23, 2009

Surprises 2008: Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge

Alestorm is probably the biggest surprise in 2008. Just with the first album they got to be known among most of the metalheads and they are currently having an extensive tour and will play in numerous festivals. First known as Battleheart, after that demo in 2006 the company Napalm Records offered them a deal in 2007 and they changed the name due to the similarity with the finnish Battlelore.
Alestorm' style is selfdefined as "true scottish pirate metal", a kind of power-folk metal, that could be a mix of Running Wild and folk epic melodies (and drinking songs environment some times) that could recall to bands like Turisas.
First time I listened to it, it wasn't actually a very good impression. Those cheesy keyboards and melodies and the singer... but after some time I listened more and some songs are quite catchy.

1.Over the Seas03:55
2.Captain Morgan's Revenge06:42
3.The Huntmaster04:59
4.Nancy the Tavern Wench04:52
5.Death Before the Mast03:17
6.Terror on the High Seas03:51
7.Set Sail and Conquer04:38
8.Of Treasure02:58
9.Wenches & Mead03:42
10.Flower of Scotland (The Corries cover)02:37

Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge
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