No one has ever accused the Mars Volta of subtlety. But even so, the cyclonic caterwaul of Bedlam in Goliath is the bands fullest starburst to date. Sure, the songs have titles that seem indecipherable, from “Aberinkula” to “Conjugal Burns.” The important thing, though, is the molten, guitar-spiraling, drum-thundering core at the heart of the whole endeavor. “Aberinkula” opens the album with an unfettered explosion of clustered guitars and a dense keyboard haze pierced by Cedric (more…)
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Deluxe Edition sees the entire record remixed by Dave Mustane and producer/mixer Bill Kennedy, completely digitally remastered, 4 original 1984 demo’s are added as bonus tracks. Also includes original artwork intended to be on album packaging, song by song liner notes by Dave Mustane & bassist David Ellefson. Demo versions – ‘Last Rites/Loved To Death’, ‘The Skull Beneath The Skin’ and ‘Machanix’. Loud Records.
The Formation of Damnation is the 2008 release– the first Testament studio album of all new material in nine years. This is the first Testament album to feature Alex Skolnick on guitar since 1992’s The Ritual, also the first to feature bassist Greg Christian since 1994’s Low. Testament are an US thrash metal band from California. Some of their records entered the charts in major markets such as the UK and Germany. Testament has two Top 40 albums and one Top 50 album to its credit (more…)
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2005 has been the year of Bullet For My Valentine. In the past twelve months, the Welsh four piece have exploded into worldwide prominence. Combining darkly crooned rock with earth shattering metal execution, the arena sized sound has taken over, radio, TV and live performances. Releasing their debut full-length “The Poison” in the UK, the album immediately shot to number one at rock radio. Known for their live vigor the group sold out a headlining tour through the (more…)