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Playlist for the week of March 12, 2017

  1. Girl “Hollywood Tease”
    Phil Lewis of LA Guns and Phil Collen of Def Leppard’s early NWOBHM band.

  2. Donovan “Cosmic Wheels”
    From his “glam” album.

  3. Uriah Heep “High Priestess”
    Still on a Heep binge.

  4. The Knack “Sweet Dreams”
    Beatleish song off of their third album “Round Trip”.

  5. Raven “Don’t Need Your Money”
    Classic NWOBHM, Raven was a frantic force of nature on their first three records.

  6. Alejandro Jodorowsky “Psychedelic Weapons”
    60’s psych meets Morricone song from the “Holy Mountain” soundtrack.

  7. Godplow “Mesmerized”
    The US Swervedriver. Don’t get excited it’s good but not that level.

  8. Heavy Tiger “I Go for the Cheap Ones”
    Yeah, this had it’s own post. Swedish rock power.

  9. Bee Gees “I Laugh in Your Face”
    A fantastic bitter dirge.

  10. Basil Poledouris “Anvil of Crom”
    Over the top ManOwaR level epic from the first Conan movie.

  11. Terry Reid “Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace”
    Came to the almost Led Zeppelin singer through Cheap Trick’s cover of this song.

  12. Powermad “Nice Dreams”
    I prefer the version on the “Combat Bootcamp EP”. Late 80’s thrash although this song isn’t thrash more a spidery slow boil.

Torche’s New Album is Disappointing

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Torche is one of my favorite bands since 2000. A bright spot in a haze of mediocrity. Forging heavy down tuned metal with pop hooks. They have continued to improve with each release, until now.

The new Torche album Restarter is a let down. A color by numbers effort. Too much sludge, too few hooks.

There are parts that almost reach inspired in the dirges and the poppy songs are head nodding but nothing that has made me want to hear it again.

Everything is too familiar. I’m bummed out.

Take a listen for yourself.