Thursday 31 May 2018

Album Review: REEF - Revelation

Reef - Revelation

02. My Sweet Love (feat. Sheryl Crow)
03. Provide
04. How I Got Over
05. Don't Go Changing Your Mind
06. Precious Metal
07. Just Feel Love
08. Ball and Chain
09. First Mistake
10. Darling Be Home Soon
11. Lone Rider
12. Like a Ship (Without a Sail)


Wednesday 30 May 2018

Movie Review: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018)

This is it. It's what several years of Marvel Universe movies have been building up to. The first part of a two-movie story. Infinity War! I'm sure the planet's plastic supply has been almost used up manufacturing new action figures for kids across the world, and the bosses at Disney are rolling in more money than every banker in the world combined!


Tuesday 29 May 2018

Album Review: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS - Prevail II

Kobra and the Lotus - Prevail II

01 Losing My Humanity
02 Let Me Love You
03 Ribe
04 My Immortal
05 Human Empire
06 Heartache
07 Velvet Roses
08 Modern Day Hero
09 You're Insane
10 White Water
11 The Chain
12 Let Me Love You (acoustic bonus track)


Monday 28 May 2018

Album Review: JIZZY PEARL OF LOVE/HATE - All You Need Is Soul

Jizzy Pearl Love/Hate - All You Need Is Soul

01. You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
02. Comin' Home To The Bone
03. High For An Eye
04. All You Need Is Soul
05. House Of Sin
06. Mortified
07. Frustrated
08. When The Devil Comes
09. You Don't Know What It's Like
10. It Doesn't Matter
11. Little Treasures
12. Mr Jimmy


Sunday 27 May 2018

Album Review: PRAYING MANTIS - Gravity

Praying Mantis - Gravity

01. Keep it Alive
02. Mantis Anthem
03. Time Can Heal
04. 39 Years
05. Gravity
06. Ghosts of the Past
07. Destiny in Motion
08. The Last Summer
09. Foreign Affair
10. Shadow of Love
11. Final Destination


Saturday 26 May 2018

Album Review: RIOT V - Armor of Light

Riot V - Armor of Light

01. Victory
02. End of the World
03. Messiah
04. Angel's Thunder, Devil's Reign
05. Burn The Daylight
06. Heart of a Lion
07. Armor of Light
08. Set The World Alight
09. San Antonio
10. Caught in the Witches Eye
11. Ready to Shine
12. Raining Fire


Friday 25 May 2018

Album Review: LORDI - Sexorcism

Lordi - Sexorcism

01. Sexorcism
02. Your Tongue's Got the Cat
03. Romeo Ate Juliet
04. Naked in My Cellar
05. The Beast Is Yet to Cum
06. Polterchrist
07. SCG9: The Documented Phenomenon
08. Slashion Model Girls
09. Rimskin Assassin
10. Hell Has Room
11. Hot & Satanned
12. Sodomesticated Animal
13. Haunting Season


Sunday 13 May 2018

Movie Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

Justice League

Since DC have tried to create a movie universe to compete with the phenomenally successful Marvel one, they've had disappointment after disappointment. Since the painfully boring Man of Steel, I think the only movie they have made which I've really enjoyed was Wonder Woman. 2016's Batman v Superman should have been a monstrous triumph, with DC's two biggest characters in a film together for the first time, but it sucked harder than one of Harvey Weinstein's house guests. Speaking of which, Ben Affleck's association with that grubby cretin has seen his popularity plummet, and this has no doubt put his future as Batman into question. It arguably had an impact on this movie when it hit cinemas late last year too.

Aside from the beacon of hope that is Wonder Woman, I'm sure the big bosses at DC were in panic mode when putting this movie together. I can imagine them discussing how to make a character as lame as Aquaman, with his bleach blonde hair and skin-tight green leggings, appeal to the general public. I bet one of them said "Fuck it. Let's just make him Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones! Everyone loves Khal Drogo. We'll even keep the tattoos!"

Ironically, the DC TV series have been really good. Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl etc have all been very enjoyable, and far superior to the movies. For this reason, I'm glad they didn't copy Marvel and try to merge the universes, and I was OK with them re-casting The Flash. As long as they leave the TV show the fuck alone, I'm good.

All of the above, along with stories of large re-shoots, all contributed to me giving Justice League a miss when it came out at the cinema. Now it's out on Blu-Ray, I thought it was time to take the plunge and give it a chance.

(Spoilers ahead)

I'll cut to the chase. I actually quite enjoyed Justice League. It's more light-hearted in tone than the previous DC Universe movies and there's plenty of humour mixed in with the over the top action. The powers that be clearly learnt from The Avengers movies and adapted accordingly. Maybe a little too much! The story involves a heavily CGI'd bad-guy called Steppenwolf, who is an almost unstoppable conqueror, being released from something or other and is now going to bring about the end of days. No, it's not the storyline of Thor: Ragnarok. It's completely different. Honest! Before he can annihilate mankind, he has to find the three 'Mother Boxes' which are super-powerful cubes and are nothing like the Tesseract in the Marvel movies! Anyway, Batman puts a team together to fight Steppenwolf and his crew, and he also uses the power of one of these boxes to bring Superman back to life. This in itself should be a major spoiler. However, the geniuses at Warner put Superman on most of the DVD/Blu-Ray covers and posters so it wasn't exactly a surprise.

Justice League was good fun and certainly a step in the right direction for DC, but I felt that I'd already seen it before. There are so many better story avenues they could have gone down, instead of the one they chose, that I felt a little short-changed. The actors all did the characters 'justice', and the special effects were excellent. They could have done with a more charismatic and interesting villain though.

I believe that Justice League performed well enough at the box office, so I'm sure a sequel and more related movies will see the light of day over the next few years. It'll certainly be interesting to see where they go next.


Friday 11 May 2018

Album Review: BULLET - Dust To Gold

Bullet - Dust To Gold

01. Speed and Attack
02. Ain't Enough
03. Rogue Soldier
04. Fuel the Fire
05. One More Round
06. Highway Love
07. Wildfire
08. Screams in the Night
09. Forever Rise
10. The Prophecy
11. Hollow Grounds
12. Dust to Gold


Thursday 10 May 2018

Album Review: THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS - America

Thirty Seconds To Mars - America

01. Walk On Water
02. Dangerous Night
03. Rescue Me
04. One Track Mind (feat. A$AP Rocky)
05. Monolith
06. Love Is Madness (feat. Halsey)
07. Great Wide Open
08. Hail To The Victor
09. Dawn Will Rise
10. Remedy
11. Live Like A Dream
12. Rider


Wednesday 9 May 2018

Album Review: ANDREW W.K. - You're Not Alone

Andrew W.K. - You're Not Alone

01. The Power Of Partying
02. Music Is Worth Living For
03. Ever Again
04. I Don't Know Anything
05. The Feeling Of Being Alive
06. Party Mindset
07. The Party Never Dies
08. Give Up On You
09. Keep On Going
10. In Your Darkest Moments
11. The Devil's On Your Side
12. Break The Curse
13. Total Freedom
14. Beyond Oblivion
15. Confusion And Clarity
16. You're Not Alone

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