In Ears – November & December 2016

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Bringing you a monthly reviews including Pain Of Salvation, Esben And The Witch, The Pineapple Thief, Agnes Obel, Soundgarden, Type O Negative, Korn, Dark Tranquillity, Purson, Metallica, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, Maudlin Of The Well, Celestial Season, Fight The Fight, Spaceking, Shirley Bassey, Queen, Miles Davis, Anathema.
Wish you all nice holidays! 

Pain Of Salvation – In The Passing Light Of Day
Have you ever dreamed about having a time machine? It’s possible in the music world. With receiving latest Pain Of Salvation album, I can already see in my Windows Media Player a 2017 item. Jokes aside. PoS mastermind went through some serious health problems from streptococcal infection and we are happy to see Daniel back from the dead with an amazing album.
Power of their music can be also seen from having covers, even though new album is not out yet. Great job In The Loop!
Esben And The Witch – Older Terrors
I was having really weird phase for the past few months, where I was really disappointed by so many of my favorite artists. I am so glad, there are still some left, who are fascinating me more and more with every album. Plus, in the case of Esben And The Witch, I share a similar vision. It is really easy to jump into the jungle of mainstream, but much more valuable are listeners who truly understand you. They might be in a smaller number, than Kings Of Leon have, but you feel more connected to them. Plus, more than ever I believe they do what they really want. Otherwise, why the hell they would make eleven or thirteen minutes songs and join atmospheric black, avantgarde metal bands under Season Of Mist label. Truly exceptional band and absolutely overflowing haunting atmosphere.
The Pineapple Thief – Your Wilderness
Previous album Magnolia (2014) is one of my most favorite albums for driving a car, but this piece is becoming one of my most favorite companion for tasty lounge prog moments.
Agnes Obel – Aventine
I failed while predicting Lana Del Rey’s performance at Colours of Ostrava 2016, but I am quite sure we will see there this amazing lady very soon.

No “Click”

Soundgarden – Superunknown

Big respect, but never a fan, compared let say to Alice in Chains.


Type O Negative – October Rust

Rather pass it to my girlfriend, Woods Of Ypres fan…


Korn : The Serenity Of Suffering

Autopilot. However, let see live. I truly miss days of Korn III: Remember Who You Are (2010)


Dark Tranquillity – Atoma

Album for fans, with some great riffs. Nothing more. God, Character (2005) was such a great album! Putting it right away into my sony walkman. It’s such a great running music.


Purson – Desire’s Magic Theatre

Solid, but I apparently didn’t lick the “paper” enough…

Metallica – Hardwired…to Self-Destruct

I stopped caring for Metallica with …And Justice for All (1988)


Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Broken Lines

Might be a all-star project, but it’s soooo dry.


Tamás Kátai’s (Thy Catafalque) tips:

Maudlin Of The Well – Bath & Celestial Season – Solar Lovers: These are well respected albums, not only by Metal Storm users and it gives you a clearer idea of Tamás’ taste, but they are not for me…


More no “clicks”: Fight The Fight – Fight The Fight, Spaceking – The Piper at the Gates of Stone


Respect for the elders

Shirley Bassey – Tip coming from Cammie Gilbert of Oceans of Slumber. Great present for my grandma.
Queen – Innuendo
This piece was all over the BBC documentary on the Death Of Yugoslavia, which I watched at least dozen times these days.
Miles Davis – Miles Smiles is a proper challenge.
However there is nothing more beautiful than Anathema – 32:40


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