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This is the second time we make a reference to this fine Swiss Hard Rock group who unfortunately (and unjustifiably) never managed to make a strong name outside their native country. Open Fire (Live in Basel 1972), as the title suggests, is an unofficial live album which in the absence of an official one serves as the only documented proof of their dynamic live stage presence.

The very first four albums of Pantera may have been renounced by the band minimising consequently any chances for the fans to get access to CD and Vinyl versions which are looking and sounding better than the usual Russian Bootlegs. No matter how right or wrong such a decision can be, it does not remove us from our right to revisit these albums, discover some small hidden gems and compile a mixtape with the best (in our opinion) songs in them…

Monthly reviews was one of this blog’s sections that we did not succeed to consistently update this year. Being too busy with our daily jobs on one hand and not wanting to just superficially listen and review on the other, were the key factors behind this. One of our promises for the coming year however, is that we will dedicate more time and effort in posting under this section with a monthly frequency.

2018 is soon coming to its end. Here is our top-10 album list. No ranking, just 10 of the albums that we liked and listened most during this year…

This album is a split release between Uncle Grasha’s Flying Circus and Kostadis, two artists who are composing and performing ambient electronic and improvisational music, a genre which I have to say I am not very knowledgable of. However after receiving the promo, I have decided to listen carefully (and most important open-mindedly) and write about it based on the impressions (and emotions) it has generated to me rather than doing a classical music review. I think that this way, was the best way to approach and do justice to the music…

The winter edition of the “Greek Salad” series returns with another lot of great Greek band releases…

The diversity and the quality of the material that arrives in our mailboxes for review, is consistently high. New bands and young artists have to compete within a tight economical environment where the oversupply of artistic output (unfortunately) surpasses the audience demand. From our side we keep our commitment of being objective and sincere in our opinions…

I have to admit that I do not really pay much attention to instrumental albums. I prefer my music to have substance than being a pure exhibitionism and a demonstration of playing skills (which we have to admit that most of the guitarist instrumental albums are)…

Haven’t posted in this section for long and this was somehow intentional as some of our previous review posts seem to have made certain bands unsatisfied…well yes, we may have been strict to certain artists who trusted us by sending their promos for review but one thing that we can assure the readers of this blog is that we have and will always be honest and respectful. We are music lovers who purchase with our own money the majority of the material presented in this blog and in our Facebook page. This offers us the independence and the integrity we would like to retain as long as this blog stays on line. After all we are only in it for the music !

We continue with the second part of this months reviews…