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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

    Reviews From: Year 2008
    Exciter - Thrash Speed Burn

    Exciter - Thrash Speed Burn

    Exciter
    Thrash Speed Burn
    Label: Blistering Records

    Refusing to give up or modify their style, these Canadian thrashers have charged up their neck muscles for another go around. Their creative recipe remains mostly unchanged from days gone by: aggressive lyrics taunted by various “evils”  backed with anthemia choruses played over stereotypical thrash grooves.

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    Jimmy

    Jimmy "Duck" Holmes - Gonna Get Old Someday

    Jimmy "Duck" Holmes
    Gonna Get Old Someday
    Label: Fat Possum Records

    The Blue Front Café was the incubator for this simple smooth flowing style of blues known as the Bentonia Blues style, originated in Bentonia, MS and made famous by Skip James and Jack Owens. This release highlights what this style offers through one of the only known living practitioners.

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    Punisher - War Zone - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Punisher - War Zone - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Punisher
    War Zone - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Label: Lionsgate

    Punctuated by the zesty original Rob Zombie movie theme single and supported with noteworthy tracks released before by 13 other popular metal artists including Slayer, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Seether, and Static-X. Hope the movie is as good as the soundtrack!

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    Tony Furtado - Deep Water

    Tony Furtado - Deep Water

    Tony Furtado
    Deep Water
    Label: Funzalo Records

    Furtado is an award winning banjo prodigy and slide guitar player so it comes as no surprise that this release spotlights an entertaining blend of both instruments. The diverse songs are propelled by rich rhythmic undertones with a folksy flair.

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    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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    We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year - We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year

    We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year - We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year

    We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year
    We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year
    Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment

    12 classic holiday tracks respun into riffed up xmas anthems by select metal all stars from bands including Anthrax, Judas Priest, Toto, Styx, Ratt, Dio and Black Sabbath. Something is both heartening and horrible as Lemmy gargles the lyrics to “Run Rudolph Run” and Geoff Tate warbles out “Silver Bells” while Chuck Billy growls a decidedly NOT “Silent Night.”

    We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year Website

    ZU - Carboniferous

    ZU - Carboniferous

    ZU
    Carboniferous
    Label: Ipecac Recordings

    Cantankerous jazzy punk and experi-metal rife with overtones, harmonics and indifferent dissonance. This non-vocal trio from Rome breathes new visions of inspired avante art rock with every song penned and every blurry bass note they fondle.

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    IfIHadAHiFi - Fame by Proxy

    IfIHadAHiFi - Fame by Proxy

    IfIHadAHiFi
    Fame by Proxy
    Label: Latest Flame Records

    These bastards bang out noisy contemporary power punk rock while being flanged and ready for the next stagger or incursion into delirium and lyrical conundrums. Perplexingly enthralling, annoying, exciting and tumultuous simultaneously.

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