Eclectic Vibes

by Andrew Frey

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3 - The End Is Begun

3 - The End Is Begun

3
The End Is Begun
Label: Metal Blade Records

Moody, paradoxical and sophisticated rhythms compliment the succinct and distinct vocals which soar but do not annoy, while utilizing technical prowess to bring broad minded progressive metal to new heights.

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Tantric - The End Begins

Tantric - The End Begins

Tantric
The End Begins
Label: Silent Majority Group

Throaty vocalist Hugo Ferreira may be the only original member remaining, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking a stab at reinvigorating the band with “a new perspective.” The result? Poppy commercial hard rock gussied up with violin and a post-grunge compassion. Some of it works well, some falls flat.

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Turbine - Reward

Turbine - Reward

Turbine
Reward
Label: Roofland Records

Melting catchy inflections of bluegrass, Americana and jam rock into a fun and furious spectacular of momentous proportions. The harmonious harmonica packs their sultry rhythms with an air of delicacy and intricacy as do the harmonic vocals.

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Twisterbait - I Spy

Twisterbait - I Spy

Twisterbait
I Spy
Label: Xacca Sounds

A tasty tornadic EP of hybrid techno metal. The trio of members has the added technocratic blessing of being produced by Simon Hanson (Death In Vegas) who undoubtedly morphed this into the vision of rhythmic pulchritude that it is.

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Those Poor Bastards - The Plague

Those Poor Bastards - The Plague

Those Poor Bastards
The Plague
Label: Tribulation Recording Company

Unsettling gothic gospel altercations spun and thickened with a dark angst and a rustic atmosphere. Coarse vocals are set amidst a haunting cacophony of vintage instruments and cantankerous rhythms. Hank III approved!

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Testament - The Formation of Damnation

Testament - The Formation of Damnation

Testament
The Formation of Damnation
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

Continuing to build on their impressive 25 year career with this vibrant neck-wrecking thrash blast from the past. Lyrically it is driven by contemporary issues. The lineup is fantastic and so is their sonic attack.

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Totimoshi - Milagrosa

Totimoshi - Milagrosa

Totimoshi
Milagrosa
Label: Volcom Entertainment

Valliant variations of texture, rhythm and raw emotional fortitude underscored by gravitational guitar playing and a sinister urgency propel the output of this Bay Area based and proudly Latin outfit to another dimension.

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Taj Mahal - Maestro

Taj Mahal - Maestro

Taj Mahal
Maestro
Label: Heads Up

Wow! This is smoking hot blues bash shows this two time GRAMMY winner in top form and complimented with a load of stellar guest performers. The release also marks the 40th year in the career of this amazing multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. On his first release in 5 years he demonstrates that his musical fire is still vibrant and his influence is going strong on these delightfully danceable ditties.

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Ian Tescee - A Traveler’s Guide To MARS

Ian Tescee - A Traveler’s Guide To MARS

Ian Tescee
A Traveler’s Guide To MARS
Label: Self Released

A serene electronic landscape of sound forms that flow through a stellar selection of ambient space-scapes. From upbeat and funky as we enter “The New World” through dark somber “Dust Red Sky” the space music lover will rejoice.

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Trin-Tran - Grows A Rose

Trin-Tran - Grows A Rose

Trin-Tran
Grows A Rose
Label: Animalman Records

Hyper maniacal one man band and visual spectacle. Very quirky keyboard riffs are spanked by punchy drums and nonsensical lyrics. Not for the faint of heart or the musical purist.


Tribe After Tribe - M.O.A.B. - Stories from Deuteronomy

Tribe After Tribe - M.O.A.B. - Stories from Deuteronomy

Tribe After Tribe
M.O.A.B. - Stories from Deuteronomy
Label: Rodeostar Records

Intense psychedelic guitars propelled with tribal pulsations are polarized on other tracks by mystical Peter Gabriel-esque ethereal ethno rhythms. Using Biblical alliteration and references they seek to ignite introspection and further research into the dangers, hypocrisies and absurdities of the world’s current belief systems.


Two Left Feet - Two Left Feet

Two Left Feet - Two Left Feet

Two Left Feet
Two Left Feet
Label: Skilletone Records

Self indulgent indie pop rock with a humorous flair. I suspect they put on quite a show for the throngs who appreciate their oft Weezer-esque droll lyrical delivery and sarcastic wit. Sadly, I was not enamored.

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