Archive for the heavy metal Category

MOTÖRHEAD – iron fist

Posted in heavy metal, rocknroll, uk on May 13, 2022 by vesalahde

original bronze-cassette from 1982, still sounds fresh, perfect rocknroll experience

KISS – creatures of the night

Posted in hard rock, heavy metal, LP collection on May 13, 2022 by vesalahde

as a tiny boy i was a huge kiss fan as well, still rocks harder than any new bands

IRON MAIDEN – piece of mind

Posted in heavy metal, LP collection, uk on May 12, 2022 by vesalahde

damn, music was amazing in the 80s, sweet teenage times, loads of ettan and heavy metal

SUN CROW – quest for oblivion

Posted in heavy metal, seattle, stoner doom on July 3, 2021 by vesalahde

something slow and heavy close to perfection RIPPLEMUSIC


Posted in doom rock, heavy metal, heavy psych, portland on July 2, 2021 by vesalahde

groovylicious doom rock/heavy metal

HORSEBURNER – ripplefest

Posted in heavy metal, progressive metal, stoner metal, west virginia on January 29, 2021 by vesalahde

full concert for lockdowns


Posted in heavy metal, instrumental, poland, stoner rock, video on November 20, 2020 by vesalahde


Posted in doom, hard rock, heavy metal, heavy rock, north carolina, stoner metal, stoner rock on September 19, 2020 by vesalahde

crushingly heavy, fuzz-worshipping guitar/drums – duo with powerful female vocals; gritty raw production, metal/rock in its purest form. RIPPLEMUSIC

DEAD QUIET – truth & ruin

Posted in canada, hard rock, heavy metal, heavy rock on September 2, 2020 by vesalahde

organ-powered nwobhm-metal, a unique mix of the late 70s and early 80s, enjoyable listening. ARTOFFACT

ps. was curious enough to check how this looks live

CURSE THE SON – excruciation

Posted in connecticut, doom metal, heavy metal, heavy rock, Uncategorized on June 4, 2020 by vesalahde

cant help hearing sabbath-influence in riffs and vocals, everyone decides in their own burned brain is that a good or bad thing
but the tracks are heavier than heaven and roll like a midnight freight train. RIPPLEMUSIC

WARRIOR POPE – mellified man

Posted in doom metal, heavy metal, stoner metal, uk, Uncategorized on June 3, 2020 by vesalahde

dreamy medieval metal or nightmarish doom metal, probably something in between, not a single sabbathy riff, vocalist growls like cronos, very unique frightmarescapes, if you want something else, you got it. CAMP

WARCLOUD – earhammer sessions

Posted in hard rock, heavy metal, texas, Uncategorized on May 21, 2020 by vesalahde

in recent years been quite full of all kinda aerial disturbance in Finland so based on cover art i wouldnt buy this, musically reminds of teenage years when heavy metal and long hair were all that mattered, maiden/helloween/motörhead/manowar/accept etc. catchy fast forward rocknroll/nwobhm-metal with tongue in cheek attitude. RIPPLEMUSIC

WOLFTOOTH – firebreather

Posted in hard rock, heavy metal, richmond, Uncategorized on May 15, 2020 by vesalahde

molly hatchet meets black sabbath, quality old school hard rock/heavy metal.

CANDLEMASS – epicus doomicus metallicus

Posted in doom metal, folk metal, heavy metal, LPs i used to have, sweden, Uncategorized on May 8, 2020 by vesalahde

classic, do you hear doom metal this beautiful nowadays? saw the band in kuusrock whatever the year was, had some photos, some thief stole them in Rovaniemi?


Posted in 80s, finland, hard rock, heavy metal, Uncategorized on April 27, 2020 by vesalahde

1st ever finnish metal band i heard, remember buying this as a cassette, still rocking harder than many new bands.

DESTRUCTOR – maximum destruction

Posted in 80s, cleveland, heavy metal, speed metal, thrash metal, Uncategorized on April 3, 2020 by vesalahde

friday nostalgia, lesser-known speed/thrash that was in heavy rotation in the 80s.

HIGH PRIESTESS – casting the circle

Posted in doom metal, heavy metal, los angeles, meditation, Uncategorized on March 19, 2020 by vesalahde

girlschool of doom metal casting meditative spiritual atmospheres, slow riffs for black yoga retreats, highly relaxing alternative to testosterone-powered growlings. RIPPLEMUSIC

GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST – live at freak valley

Posted in california, heavy metal, heavy rock, Uncategorized on March 9, 2020 by vesalahde


reminds of the best from the early 80s (time before speed/black/thrash metals landed in lapland) , priest/maiden/saxon/raven/anvil/running wild/etc. RIPPLEMUSIC

BONE CHURCH – acid communion

Posted in connecticut, doom metal, heavy metal, Uncategorized on March 8, 2020 by vesalahde

Screenshot_Bone Church Acid Communion

took a while, 2nd listen, to wake up the little long-haired heavy metal kid inside me, but after that this was a pleasure; unique, crushing, at times tender, nwobhm-metal with a hint of sabbathy doom. RIPPLEMUSIC

VOID VATOR – stranded

Posted in hard rock, heavy metal, los angeles, Uncategorized on October 19, 2019 by vesalahde


mediocre hard rock/heavy metal, only interesting thing was the intro riff to the 8th track, short reminder of the golden years of the 80s speed metal, then even that track turns into boring basic hard rock, at least the cover art tells whats going on in the brave new world right now.

BLACK PYRAMID – 10th anniversary tour

Posted in doom metal, heavy metal, uk, Uncategorized on October 18, 2019 by vesalahde

remember adding a track to some droning earth volume, probably 10 years ago, never listened the full album before, quality heavy metal/doom grooves for the doomed and globally burned generation.

CYCLES OF THE DAMNED – a time to survive

Posted in dark ambient, doom, heavy metal, seattle, sludge, Uncategorized on October 5, 2019 by vesalahde

probably the most heaviest LP ive ever heard, so heavy it sounds like carrying all the burdens of the modern street walking man, at times tho descending into lighter (darker) ambient parts reminding of the harvest by sea of bones.


Posted in heavy metal, instrumental, metal, new york, post-doom, Uncategorized on April 15, 2019 by vesalahde

smell the chemical air, taste the new instru-mental, crowds worshipping the latest cult leader, polician or a band? hard to see the difference, mushroom cloud in the end, signs of the times..

ASOMVEL – world shaker

Posted in heavy metal, rocknroll, uk, Uncategorized on April 8, 2019 by vesalahde

Damn, never heard any band sound this much like Motörhead, singer even sounds like Lemmy, catchy fucking tunes too, fuck that spotify playlist motherfuckers and geekmeisters, this is rocknroll! HEAVYPSYCHSOUNDS

GLITTER WIZARD – opera villains

Posted in glam rock, heavy metal, pink metal, progressive, san francisco, Uncategorized on April 2, 2019 by vesalahde

rocky horror heavy glam opera, pink metal masterpiece for true men, women and 3rd genders, no boring moments. HEAVYPSYCHSOUNDS

GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH – masters of space and time

Posted in canada, heavy metal, heavy rock, progressive, Uncategorized on February 26, 2019 by vesalahde


based on the cover art was waiting for another stoned sabbath style riffing (and because saw the killing yourself to live -cover earlier), nothing wrong with that but tends to get boring if youve heard 1000s of bands recycling sabbath riffs, that said was wonderfully surprised and transferred to the 80s with the soundscapes, vintage sounding heavy/prog rock/metal that has some weird uniqueness in songwriting that keeps you listening, only thing i was missing was the lyric sheet in my hands (LP freaks know what i mean). kozmik artifactz


Posted in heavy metal, heavy rock, rock, Uncategorized on June 10, 2018 by vesalahde

Great Electric Quest -Chapter II Of Earth

..announcing new LP from totem cat records.

TURN ME ON DEAD MAN – heavymetal mothership

Posted in heavy metal, psychedelic rock, san francisco, space rock, Uncategorized on June 27, 2017 by vesalahde

1st thought is probably the best again, like hawkwind playing faster, twisted bag of genres thrown together, theres heavy metal, space rock, stoner, psych, yoga flying, you name it, after all it works and drives you out of your mind.


OHHMS – the fool

Posted in doom metal, heavy metal, metal, progressive, sludge, uk, Uncategorized on March 4, 2017 by vesalahde

thunderous politically-charged (written in the promo sheet, would be nice to read the lyrics) progressive sludge metal, adventurous tracks have more parts than you ever find from the finnish top40, definitely needs more listens, so if youre looking for neat chorus/verse songs, keep on looking elsewhere, and as the old finnish proverb tells: “the fool is always more trustworthy than the govt”


KHON – where the demons play EP

Posted in desert rock, doom metal, hard rock, heavy metal, switzerland, Uncategorized on February 19, 2017 by vesalahde


THIS took me back to times when hair was long and candlemass was the hottest thing on earth, guys dont tag themselves as doom metal but thats what this sounds to me, whatever, nostalgic 4 tracks of heavy metal.