Record Reviews - V

VIDUNDER (s/t) LP/CD

Jun/10/2013

You only have to look at the cover artwork of VIDUNDER's debut album, and you know what to expect: a blast from the past. In this case, we find ourselves in the year 1970 and this three cats from Sweden did their utmost to recreate the bluesy heavy rock from the old times...

VOLTRON (Kaventsmann) CD

Feb/20/2013

The German outfit VOLTRON, being active since 2002, can surely be called veterans in the country’s musical landscape, although I had never heard about them yet. That’s definitely not their fault as they are approaching the doom scene from a more hardcore/punk-background, which is not my primary area of expertise...

VINUM SABBATUM (Bacchanale Premiere) CD/LP

Aug/21/2012

So here we are with another 45 minutes for those apt to listen to "Retro Rock". Yep, Vinum Sabbatum cannot deny that, with all the other 70s-sounding bands around, they fall into that roster of current retro rockers from the north somehow...

VINUM SABBATUM (Songs From The Convent) CD

May/19/2012

When I first got their original 'Songs From The Convent' EP, Vinum Sabbatum knocks on an open door at my household. Their blend of sound was right up my alley...

VIBRAVOID (Minddrugs) CD

Mar/11/2012

I think, there is no need to talk about the qualities of VIBRAVOID any more. During the past twelve years, they have firmly established themselves in the psychedelic rock scene and are among the best bands in this genre that Germany has to offer...

VOODOO BOOGIE (This Ol' Storm) LP/CD

Aug/25/2011

Belgium's VOODOO BOOGIE is one of those bands that draw a lot of influences from the 1960's and 1970's, but they do not only focus on rock and blues. 'This Ol' Storm', (released in 2011 by REMusic) is like a magic bag of tricks where you are not quite sure what's next...

V.A. (Heavy Ripples, Vol.1) 2x7"

Apr/15/2011

Ripple Music is back with a vinyl-only compilation and, as expected, keeps delivering quality products, not only in respect of their musical taste but also concerning the layout and packaging of the double 7" vinyl set. Well, ok, more on that later...

VOID GENERATOR (Phantom Hell And Soar Angelic) CD

Aug/20/2010

Italy's VOID GENERATOR were never easy to categorize. I can clearly remember the first time back in 2004, when I received their first self-titled EP...

VALIS (Dark Matter) CD

Nov/12/2009

VALIS is another band that deserve more public attention than they get. Formed in the basement of Mudhoney drummer Dan Peters back in 1996, VALIS began as a casual side project for both Van Conner (ex-Screaming Trees) and Peters along with Van's brother Patrick (Kitty Kitty) and Kurt Danielson (TAD)...

VULCANO (Tales From The Black Book) CD

Mar/23/2009

South America, especially Brazil, is a well-known spot among thrash metal connoisseurs. Bands like Sarcófago, Korzus or Holocausto belong to the pioneers of the Brazilian scene who came up with their own merciless visions of extreme thrash metal in the 1980's...

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